Ethnic Hair Industry Celebrated at the 2016 African Hair Awards

With its skyline view and chef prepared signature meals, T.A.S.T.E Lounge served as the hosting venue for the 5th annual African Hair Awards.  Aimed at acknowledging the contribution and work done by key players in the African Hair Industry and presenting consumers with a platform across the African Continent to engage and recognise ethnic industry players, the 2016 African Hair Awards with support from the DTI, Services SETA and Amarula were nothing but extravagant.

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The awards were hosted by former beauty queen, Gareth Brown, showcasing hair trends through numerous hair collections displayed by both the stylists and salons. The platform not only gave consumers elements of what is trending in the black hair space but also provided an opportunity to showcase the crafts and talent in the industry.

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Host, Gareth Brown
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Top Billing Presenter, Chris Jaftha and founder of AHA, Fatima Cele

The collection was presented under a variety of themes set as follows:

  • Colour meets class
  • All things Natural
  • 2016 African inspired braids
  • 2016 Spring summer salon trends
  • Street glam

The winners and categories for the 2016 African Hair Awards are:

BEST HAIR RELAXER

  • Dark & Lovely- Moisturizer Plus

BEST HAIR COLOUR RANGE

  • Dark & Lovely- Colour Intensity

BEST NATURAL HAIR PRODUCT RANGE

  • Natural Moisture

BEST AFTER CARE

  • Dr. Miracle -Edge Holding Gel

BEST TREATMENT RANGE

  • Dr. Miracle – Miracle Repair

 BEST NEW COMER

  • ORS -Hair Strengthening Argan Oil

 BEST INNOVATIVE BRAND

  • Cavil Fusion Oil Hair Root Nourisher with Black Castor Oil and Argan Oil

KIDDIES PRODUCTS RANGE OF THE YEAR

  • Dark and Lovely- Beautiful Beginnings

STYLIST OF THE YEAR

  • Esrom Peter Matlala

SALON OF THE YEAR

  • Lajawi Beaute Café

HAIR INSTITUTE OF THE YEAR

  • L’Oreal Professional African Hair Institute

BEST HAIR FIBRE, WEAVE & WIG SUPPLIER/DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR

  • Darling

MOST STRIKING CELEBRITY LOOK OF THE YEAR

  • Bonang Matheba (SA)
  • Stylist: Saadique Ryklief

BEST HAIR STYLED SOAPIE CREW OF THE YEAR

  • Scandal
  • Stylist: Justice B. Sibisi

MOST STRIKING MAGAZINE COVER

  • Drum Hair: Issue June 2016
  • Cover Boity Thulo
  • Stylist: Jawad Maphoto

MOST INFORMATIVE MAGAZINE

  • Drum Hair

ENDS

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