Hairdresser makes it to prestigious finals

2016-04-28 06:00
PHOTO: precious gumede Sofn' Free Hair Xperts Master Challenge finalist Nelly Khawula of Portshepstone with her certificate.

PHOTO: precious gumede Sofn' Free Hair Xperts Master Challenge finalist Nelly Khawula of Portshepstone with her certificate.

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HAIRDRESSER Nelly “Toh” Khawula made it through to the grande finale of Sofn’free HairXperts Masters Challenge, however, did not progress any further.

“I am very happy that I made it this far. I could not have done it without support from the Port Shepstone community,” she said said

Khawula said the experience was worthwhile.

“I learnt a lot from this competition, especially when it comes to styling men’s hair. I have never cut men’s hair before, which was one of the challenges we had to face. Now I can officially say I’m a professional hairstylist as I am now able to work with male and female hair.”

She said the excitement of friends and family carried her through the competition to the finals.

“ I have never felt so much love and support especially from my friends, family, clients and the community. My mentor, Musa Gcaba of Muthalindo Hair and Beauty Salon, whom I have worked with for sometime, was behind me throughout and I know he is proud of me for making it this far,” she said.

Khawula said her future is bright as the Sofn’free HairXperts Masters Challenge has opened doors for her.

“I am not stopping now, from here I'm entering more competitions. What is also an achievement is that I am now known in the province, not only in Port Shepstone, as a professional among talented hairstylists like Musa,” she said.

“I thank the local media for their continuous support and Radio Sunny South gave me exposure and I thank it.”

Khawula is back in Port Shepstone and is ready to put everything she learnt from the competition into practice.


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