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EOHCB Western Cape Champions: Winner Interview with Mia Crous

Two talented hairstylists were named as champions at the recent EOHCB Western Cape Championships. Mia Crous was the overall senior winner and Farazaanah Abrahams was the Stylistoftomoro winner. EOHCB interviewed both these winners – below is Mia’s interview, and Farazaanah’s will be published tomorrow! Full competition results and photos will follow soon!

Mia Crous – 2018 EOHCB Western Cape Overall Winner

Was the competition preparation difficult?

Finding the right model is always a challenge. I entered 7 sections which was a lot. Planning around that closer to the competition, to colour the model's hair, what they should wear and to accommodate them to fit their and my work schedule was not easy.

Where did you get your inspiration?

My creative nature and hair complement each other. Daily trends and fashion, asking designer friends for upcoming fashion trends and starting with a mood board, my inspiration sets fire.

Did you learn a lot through your experience in the competition?

Yes….any competition is a learning experience. Never doubt yourself, as it was my first time I competed against experienced Senior Hairdressers.

Do you have any tips for competitors in other competitions across SA?

• Start with a mood board, eg. Nature, structures, patterns, architectural inspired, etc or latest fashion trends and colour.

• Choice of model and availability is most important.

• You have to think out of the box.

• Stay focused and be calm on the floor and you must be able to improvise if things don’t go according to plan.

• Practise and timing goes hand in hand.

How long have you been in the industry?

I started hairdressing in 2013 and qualified in November 2017.

What do you enjoy most about being in the Hairdressing industry?

Every client/model has a different facial shape, desired result and taste and I like that challenge.

Is there anyone you would like to thank or mention?

I would like to thank my parents for supporting me during the competition as well as Erina's Hair & Beauty for the opportunity to grow and develop my skill. Thank you to all my models who made it possible for me to compete.

Salon details: Erina's Hair & Beauty

12 Waterbok Street

Durbanville, 7550

021 976 4054

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