ON Monday hair-stylists in Jeffreys Bay attended a hair workshop specifically designed for ethnic hair.
The first course of its kind in J’Bay was presented by Wanda Wave and Jungle Fever Hair Products.
Twenty-six stylists and salon owners hailing from Ocean View, Pellsrus and Tokyo Sexale enjoyed a very informative and well-presented course.
Director of the Mpendulo Savings Scheme, Jill Thompson, who was responsible for bringing the course to town says: “It is far more interesting and one learns far more in this trade when the nitty gritty is demonstrated to you as opposed to trying to learn from literature.”
The stylists were taught different techniques when blow- drying, cutting, doing hair extensions and the latest trends in the hair-dressing world of ethnic hair.
Thompson says they plan on making this a regular course in town. It is free to all stylists and they have a fun day interacting with their peers.
Refreshments were served and there were several lucky draws .
The owner of Salon Ineche, Maudene Fourie, in Jeffreys Street, made her salon available for the course.
The Mpendulo Savings Scheme, according to an earlier report in Our Times, was established in 2006 when certain Jeffreys Bay residents noticed that activities to assist vulnerable families with grants and donations of food, clothes and medicines created dependency and did not help people to help themselves.
The project’s main goal is to combat poverty by enhancing the economic resilience of low-income households.
Mpendulo prefers to build savings to create equity as opposed to borrowing money to alleviate poverty.