When it comes to plaiting, it seems every lady claims to know it but not everyone will do it with a professional and stylish touch that lasts long and continue maintaining it’s quality. Kressy Hair always leaves her clients asking for more and Coach Mallvine caught up with Kressy Hair for a chat and more on her hairdressing business and school.
Coach Mallvine: Welcome to Motimagz, can you please tell us more about yourself?
Kresina: My name is Kresina Nyathi, I am a part two student at the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences studying Bsc Health Promotion and I also do several kinds of plaiting on my part-time. I started playing around with my mum’s hair when I was 14 and from then my skills have been sharpening. I greatly appreciate the support of my parents who would excuse me from any kind of work.
Coach Mallvine: Tell us, How do you balance schoolwork and hairdressing?
Kresina: Well, my timetable is very flexible so after lunch, if I have a client I will be able to plait them. I sometimes have to sleep late trying to cover ground but it has all been manageable.
Coach Mallvine: Can you tell us more about being a hairdresser?
Kresina: Its something that needs a patient and flexible person. You get to meet different kinds of hair and different heads. As the styles vary also they will need different time lengths to perfect. One would need to be creative as well as you would have to plait in a way that fits the presented hairline or the head shape.
Coach Mallvine: When did you discover that you love platting hair?
Kresina: I was 14 when started getting serious about plaiting and also playing around with hair.
Coach Mallvine: What are some of the challenges that you are facing as a hairdresser?
Kresina: Power cuts are a disadvantage as sometimes you need to use some hair appliances. Sometimes clients fail to express what they really want and end up being a little disappointed. Also, some of the clients fail to understand that their hairline and shape of head contributes to some resultant styles. Fortunately these days people give you a picture of the style they want.
Coach Mallvine: Where can someone go to study about being a hairdresser?
Kresina: Truth is I don’t know, I didn’t study to be a hairdresser, it’s just a talent that got sharpened through practice.
Coach Mallvine: What advice do you give to your other colleagues and what advice do you give to your clients?
Kresina: To my colleagues, I say don’t accept to plait a style you know you can’t do because you will end up disappointing the client. To clients keep your hair moisturized and clean.
Coach Mallvine: To someone who wants to learn about being a hairdresser, what advice do you give them?
Kresina: Practice makes perfect, don’t give up when it seems all tough.
Coach Mallvine: What advice do you give to ladies to protect their hairline?
Kresina: They should not keep the same hairstyle for more than a month and also when you have a twist on you should not tie it too tight. Also using light braids helps protect the hairline.
Coach Mallvine: How can someone protect their scalp?
Kresina: You need to constantly apply hair food and moisturizers and also massage it. Eat healthily.
Coach Mallvine: Please give some ladies our readers a few tips on how to look after their hair.
- If possible wash your hair every two weeks.
- Don’t leave your hair dry
- Avoid using heat on your hair
- Plait your hair two weeks after relaxing
Coach Mallvine: Where can people find you?
Kresina: People can contact me on 0785 081 210/ 0716 989 447
Whatsapp Number is 0785081210
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook: Kresina Nyathi