Bhekumuzi Ncube, Sunday Life Reporter
IF you are passionate and interested in learning different sublime hairstyles, then the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation has a perfect television show for you.
The show premières this month at a date and time yet to be confirmed. Named The Hairstylist, the show is designed to unearth hidden talents and artistic expertise among local hairdressers.
It also aims to celebrate people who work hard to make all women’s hair look beautiful, while at the same time opening eyes of local hairdressers to endless possibilities that lie within the profession.
The director and producer of the show, Respect Chofamba said their objective was to publicise local hairdressing masters.
“The vision of the show is to produce hairdressing masters that have an entrepreneurial mind, grasping that hairdressing is a source of income and one can choose to make it their profession. Furthermore, hair is a lifestyle thing and trends keep changing all the time. The show wants to set the leading hair trends in the nation,” she said.
Chofamba said ZBC was currently looking for the time and date the show will be aired.
“After completing the preliminary rounds of the nationwide hairstyling competition, we are now finalising on the dates and time the competition will be aired on the screens this month with ZBC bosses,” she said.
Chofamba said they selected two contestants per city to compete in the finale that is slated for 15 December in Harare.
“In Bulawayo, we got some amazing hairstyles that were jaw dropping. We only wanted two finalists per city. There were ten contestants who were given about seven hairpieces. They were supposed to create a hairstyle that will qualify them to the finals. These contestants were selected through an entry form-based system,” she said.
Bulawayo contestants who made it to the finale are Ottilia Mwale and Tedious Moyo who is a male hairdresser. Chofamba said the show had two categories in which competitors were required to portray their creativity in hairstyling.
“The show will require contestants to do a free style and cosmopolitan category. The free style category allows hairdressers to explore the artistic nature of hairstyling by creating an artistic and extraordinary hair piece. The cosmopolitan category requires hairdressers to create a modern hairstyle that will set trends for 2018. The kind of hairstyle that women will want to wear,” she said.
All the finalists are set to undergo entrepreneurial skills training; etiquette and customer relations training that will hopefully help them grow their businesses.