A Rising Star
Teaser: Congratulations to the Lowveld’s very own Cecile du Plessis (nee Meyer)
who recently won the coveted ‘Most Improved Stylist’ at the annual national Gary Rom Hairdressing Awards. We chat to Cecile about her exciting achievement.
What is the award? Gary Rom has an award-winning evening every year where the top performers are announced. There are 10 franchises and about 90 stylists are evaluated.
Who did you have to beat to win it? I had to beat all the stylists working in the Gary Rom group. Our salon opened on April 1st, 2017, where I started as a Senior Stylist. At the end of 2018 I was promoted to Master Stylist.
How long have you been styling hair? I have been a stylist for over 15 years and have covered TV, celebrities, Cosmopolitan Magazine and Lowveld Living Magazine shoots, musicians and more. I just absolutely love what I do.
How long have you been with GR Nelspruit? I have been with Gary Rom since they opened in April 2017. I am proud to say I was the first stylist to work in this beautiful salon.
How does Gary Rom Hairdressing stand out from other salons? The reason we are so popular is the way we do our consultations and costumer care. We get training each month; we write tests twice a month and Gary Rom comes to the salon to give us extra training on new colour and cut techniques.
Where did you train? I did my training at Terenzo Hairdressing in Johannesburg. I qualified two years later and worked in the Cape Town branch and later at Scar in Kloof Street.
What is your favourite client hair request? I love almost everything. I feel like an artist and this is my art studio and I just let the creativity flow.
Where will we find you on your days off? My absolute best place to be is in nature. I love going to the Kruger Park. Think campfire and a glass of wine…