MADE Magazine Global Impact Issue - Page 14

MADEXXXX MADEART SOUTH AFRICA: The Ar t of Natural Hair MADE BY STEFANIE JASON Source for Hairstylist: Mimi A as deep cutting conversations around natural hair, African hair, takes place across all corners of African continent in hair salons, natural hair blogs, the boardroom and within education departments, these ongoing discussions and their accompanying visual representations are telling of where we’re at as a people, how far we’ve come and how far we still have to go. US based natural hair care company, Alodia Hair Care created a platform called “Learn Love and Grow” to forge conversation with beauty influencers in Joburg at the perfect time; As we gathered at the start of the rainy season, the Art of Natural Hair panel was umbrella’d the day’s discussions on natural hair; how we take care of it, love it and help it be. Hair artist Ncumisa Mimi Duma (Urban Mimz), famed for her intricate designed crowns that | 14