Getting to know Hairstylist Taleisha tilly Du plooy by Liam Horn

The beauty of art is that it takes form with in every avenue of life and this past week we’ve had the pleasure getting to know a little more about an incredibly talented hairstylist from Jozi Tilly Du plooy and here’s what we spoke about.

1.When and Why did you decide to become a hairstylist?

In 2007 the end of my grade 10 year I decided to drop out of school as I didn’t do well and didn’t really fit in. I have always wanted to be in the beauty industry, I felt doing hair I could really express myself and challenge myself.
I also grew up in a salon, as my God mother was a hairstylist and I really loved the environment

2.How did you get your start in such a competitive industry?

I think the moment I really got into the industry, and saw my true potential was when I worked at Franco’s… It was very competitive and very educational, so I learnt a lot and it pushed me to work hard and push the limits…
Being back in SA at my current salon (MC Hairdressing) where I rent my chair and run my business from they pushed me and made me see my potential and made me not settle, because they sky is not the limit there are foot prints on the moon…

3.How has being from Jozi defined your style?

I wouldn’t say I have a style because every client that sits in my chair had their own unique taste and style so every client is different.. I do however do a lot more Gents cuts and colors as well as I do a lot of blondes from solid blondes to highlights to the more complex ombre and balayage looks

4. How many years have you been in the industry and what does the future hold for hair by Tilly?

I have been in the industry for over 10 years now but would say the last 3 years are the years that have stood out, defined and molded me into the stylist I am today… I moved to the UAE for 11 months and was crossed trained in many things (from running the reception, going more into the beauty as well as Thai massage) all in which has helped me make a success in my own business and set my passion alight… Being my own boss has also opened my eyes and made me wanna further my skill set and branch out into the make up as well so soon it will be hair&make-up by Tilly.

5. What are some of your favorite memories working as a stylist?

I think my favorite memories have to be meeting John Trevolta and his wife living in the UAE and now finally being my own boss!

Firstly a huge thank you to Tilly for allowing us to share her story and if you’d like to get in contact or see more her work you can find her on Facebook with the link below:

Hair by Tilly


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