|Edwina: Ultimate solution to celebs? hairdos|
|Written by Renthia Nancy Kaukungwa|
|Wednesday, 29 June 2011 19:35|
AFTER having completed a two-year hairdressing course at Eros Girls School in the late 90s, Edwina Plaatjies today emerged to be one of Namibia’s highly recognised professional hairdressers.|
Edwina, the owner of Edwina’s Hair & Beauty Salon, is the creative mind behind the hairstyles of high profile women including Dr Helena Ndume, Martha Namundjebo-Tilahun, the Nigerian Ambassador’s wife, Tobie Aupindi’s wife and new kid on the Namibian music scene, Curtiz.
Curtiz, who is in fact the only Namibian musician who shoots his music videos in the United States of America, has of late grown his hair thus spotting a longer hairdo. Edwina started as an employee at Salon Lee in 2001 and has worked her way up to establish her own salon.
Like local fashion critics, Edwina feels there is much that needs to be done about the appearances of local celebrities adding that their hairdos are of core importance to their total appearances.
“As a professional hairdresser, I am the ultimate solution for the appearances of our local celebrities,” said Edwina.
She says in a bid to try and enhance the way local celebs look, be it for local or international award ceremonies, music videos, performances, album covers, she is willing to endorse or treat them to lower prices.
“The industry is growing and more artists are gaining international recognition every year so it’s important that something is done about the way they look.”
Edwina said she understands the Namibian music industry may financially not allow musicians to hire professional stylists and hairdressers but advised that they make use of available resources to look good. “The first impressions last longer than we can think.”
“Artists can sell their albums with their images. It is time to portray musical talents with compliments of looks. If the Americans and Europeans can do it, who are we not to?” she asked.
She is advising musicians, “especially the ones who have negatively been criticized before”, to allow her and her team to work their magic on them to prove to the critics that they can look better.
Edwina says many female artists love having weaves sown on them, thinking it is the easy way out of having bad hair days, forgetting that a weave too, should be treated like ones own hair.
“Most female artists have weaves on but don’t seem to do anything about them once sown on. There is so much one can do to a weave rather than just having it on,” she said.
She has made over 55 brides look like princesses on their wedding days and is working on becoming a professional make up artist as well.