All scissors ready

2016-03-23 06:00
TSHEDISO TSHABALALA from Bethlehem has all scissors and a creative mind ready for the 2016 Sofn’free HairXpert competition.

TSHEDISO TSHABALALA from Bethlehem has all scissors and a creative mind ready for the 2016 Sofn’free HairXpert competition.

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THE nationwide Sofn’free search that started in 2015 is continuing to search for the 2016 HairXperts Masters Challenge winner.

Set to discover extraordinary talent in the South African black hair industry, the Sofn’free HairXperts Masters Challenge is open to stylists from all walks of life.

This is the third year that the competition has been run and this year, nearly 3 000 stylists from around the country entered the preliminary stages.

A national panel of judges, headed by Disce Mamabolo, has combed through the finest hairstylists across the country, identifying just 14 contestants to endure seven weeks of intense challenges in the style-off phase.

The 14 stylists are representative of seven provinces, with contestants from as far afield as Bethlehem.

Malefane “Fire” Lehlehla from Welkom and Tshediso Tshabalala from Bethlehem in the Free State have secured their spot in the top14 slot.

Lehlehla said his trade was inspired by his elder brother who also managed his own salon.

Lehlehla is the Free State 2015 Sofn’free HairXperts Master.

Each stylist will be put through challenges to test their creativity and competence in creating edgy styles which involve analysing, treating and styling the full spectrum of black hair, from natural to relaxed hair.

“This competition will see the cream of the countries’ stylists battling it out for the Sofn’free HairXpert Masters 2016 title.

The show airs every Tuesday on SABC1 between 21:00 and 22:00.

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