Zim Hair Show grand finale tonight

HARARE - Zimbabwe Hair Show grand finale will be held today, with the winners set to walk away with
cash prizes, hampers and a year of training with Outré Sensationnel Zimbabwe.

The show, which has been a platform for hairdressers in Zimbabwe to show off their talent and skills in a reality TV set up, is set to empower hairdressers.

Ruvimbo Katiyo, Zimbabwe Hair Show director,  said in a statement the initiative had seen workshops being conducted.

“The main purpose of the Zimbabwe Hair Show is women empowerment. The hair dressing industry is a big industry which is somewhat overlooked. However, it is an industry that demands attention and promises that this is just the beginning of something bigger to come,” Katiyo said at a recent press conference.

Twenty-two finalists will be featured in the grand finale at the Harare International Conference Centre VIP Lounge between 6:30pm and 9:30pm. It will be a black tie event.

“Platforms like hair shows or competitions do revive the hair industry and promote innovation and creativity,” Katiyo said.

“Hair dressing is some form of art, and I believe if one is a hair dresser, they should be versatile enough to know how to create various hairstyles based on functions or seasons.”

Katiyo said it was important for players in the industry to realise the different styles required by different occasions.

“Evidently, a wedding will require a different hairstyle from say an office look or just a regular day chore. For that reason, it is crucially important for hairdressers to be fully knowledgeable in their craft, hence there was a need to create a platform like Zimbabwe Hair

Show that promotes the aforementioned and simultaneously support the growth of one of the biggest sectors in the SMEs bracket of Zimbabwe,” she said.

Zimbabwe hosts a multi-million dollar hair and cosmetics industry, with locals spending $13 million on products, care and maintenance in the 18 months to July 2014, according to the country’s statistics agency.

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