DJ Zinhle on opening Hair Majesty beauty bar - 'It's a response to what customers have been asking for'

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  • The businesswoman and DJ has opened her own beauty salon at the Mall of Africa in Johannesburg.
  • This follows the launch of her wig range, Hair Majesty, in 2021.
  • She speaks to TRUELOVE about the services offered, her entrepreneurial journey and more.

DJ and businesswoman DJ Zinhle has opened a beauty bar in Midrand, Johannesburg, and named it after her wig brand Hair Majesty.

In 2021, she announced her venture into the hair industry by launching her wig range, Hair Majesty, which offers Brazilian hair, Peruvian hair as well as Vietnamese hair.

Now, the reality TV star has decided to take her love for hair and beauty a step further by launching a beauty bar, named after her hair range at the Mall of Africa.

Hair Majesty
Hair Majesty beauty bar

The beauty bar offers wig installations, wig treatments, relaxer treatments, hair washing, makeup services and gives the clientele an experience of the finer things in life.

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Speaking to TRUELOVE at the opening of her beauty bar, the DJ tells us about her entrepreneurship journey and what sparked her interest in beauty following her business ventures in jewellery, furniture and alcohol.

“I got into beauty because it’s such a big part of my everyday life. Whenever I create products or when I get into business, I always try to align myself with things that I enjoy on a daily basis, I feel like it’s more organic that way. I’m able to just immerse myself into the process because it’s something that I like and I’m passionate about. So, beauty is a big part of my life as an artist, and as a celebrity, I have to do my hair, my makeup and clothes. It’s a natural progression for me to get into beauty,” she shares.

With Hair Majesty previously being an online-only store, Zinhle says the idea of a brick-and-mortar shop was inspired by her customers and how she wants to give them a chance to experience the hair quality before buying it.

Hair Majesty
Hair Majesty beauty bar

“I think it’s very important for people to have a personal touch when it comes to the hair, you want to experience the hair sometimes, you want to feel it, what it looks like and I appreciate that people have trusted us so far to be able to buy the hair online and we’ve been able to deliver on the promise.

“So, this is just an extension and a response to what customers have been asking for. Customers have been saying, 'where can we feel the hair?', and 'where can we go to do our hair like you do your hair?' I think it’s great when you actually developing products and stores in response to what the customers want,” she says

Inspired and named after the great women who have impacted and shaped who she is, the businesswoman says she named the wigs after these women because she wants her clients to feel their like best versions of themselves and like they can take over the world. One such wig is Thembi, which she says is the type of wig every girl should own.

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The beauty bar also offers makeup services for the simple soft glam girl to the full face beat girl, and for any occasion - making it the perfect one-stop-shop for one’s beauty needs.

Hair Majesty
Hair Majesty beauty bar

Although the DJ has ventured into multiple businesses in different industries, when it comes to the beauty industry, she says she is just getting started.

“The idea is to grow. My businesses are really named after me but this thing that we’re doing here - whether it’s Hair Majesty, Era by DJ Zinhle, Boulevard, or any of the brands I work with - is really bigger than me now. I feel like its something that we’re doing also for other people. We’ve got a lot of people working at the stores that we put up and we’re creating jobs so we want to grow, we want to make sure there are more stores so that we can create more employment and take this thing to the top,” she says.

Having recently become a mother-of-two and a wife, Zinhle expresses how grateful she is for the support she has in her life, which has enabled her to be at her best in her career and personal life.

“It takes a village. I’ve never appreciated that statement more than I do in my life right now. It takes a village - my family, the people that I have around me - we’re all just in it to make it work. Taking care of the kids, making sure my husband has everything he needs, Kairo is with her dad, so yes, those are the people I appreciate who are able to help me with the children,” she shares.

Recently, Zinhle has been subject to social media onslaught - if not for her personal life, she's come under fire for a bad wig review. However, she has managed to rise above the social media noise and tells us how she handles the social media criticism, especially as a successful Black woman.

She says, firstly, by acknowledging that it comes with experience, having the right team and constantly reminding herself to not make it personal because she is accountable to other people now and her responses to the negativity reflect on those people as well.

On what she wants her clients to take away from the Hair Majesty experience, DJ Zinhle says, “I love convenience and ease and luxury. I want them to walk away thinking 'wow, that was so nice, that was so easy, that was so smooth' because experiences for me at salons for me have always been so tough. So, I want them to walk away thinking 'I need to book my next appointment'.”

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