- Owner & Master Hairdresser
Don is a 4th generation hairdresser.
Don grew up in an Italian house hold, where it was expected of him to work in the Barbershop from a very young age. At the age of 13, he was already doing his first gents cut. By 18, Don was properly waxed in the art of Barbering. After schooling he studied business management, this is very helpful today.
After the passing of his Dad, he could pursue ladies hairdressing. (Would never have happened if his dad was still around, “Italian family heritage”).
Owner of his first salon at 26, Don was sold on “Schwarzkopf”. He got his colour technician qualification, did some stage work for them. At the same time Don was buying, fixing and selling small salons in and throughout SA. Always striving to do better, and be better, he grabbed on to any opportunity he could. Did some traveling abroad, always seeking out the best and not leaving until he learnt something.
In the midst of this, Wella Professionals, found Don in a small town called Vryheid. Together with all the training and everything he could do to further his career, Don, felt that he had reached all that he could in this small town, and decided to come to Durban.
Don bought a run-down salon in Glen Ashley Durban, and together with Wella, they turned the salon into place of excellence. Donovan John Hairdressing, is breaking ground in every area. The salon received the System professional best salon KZN 2017 award.
Don is a next generation Wella Master colourist for 2015 and 2017. He was also named the System Professional number one stylist KZN 2017.
Don carries with him a great motivational skill, and his positive input is always on hand to lift the team to higher heights. Don’s passion for hair is second to none and, his ability to deliver, is exemplary.
Don is very eccentric, so we can never quite put him into words, we recommend you experience him for yourself.
- Head floor assistant
Thuli has been in the hairdressing industry for 10 years. She has a vibrant and beautiful personality, she is witty and passionate, and can create a variety of hair styles. She is known for her many talents with regards to hair and can pull out all the stops. She does a mean blow wave and fabulous brush curls.
- Floor assistant
Tee has a “no nonsense” personality. Is quick and precise in whatever she does, taking pride in the task at hand. She has been with DJ hairdressing for the past two years. She is highly experienced in styling hair and aside from being an assistant, she is currently completing her course in professional hairdressing.
Gerri has been our manageress for the two year, she manages the team on the floor and the salon all round and does a splendid job. She is polite, helpful and headstrong at the same time. She is your “go to lady” for all your queries, appointments and so on…
Gerri is a great asset to DJ Hairdressing.
When you experience DJ Hairdressing, you not only experience what we do, but also who we are.
I consider myself as free spirited, in that I put no limitations on my abilities. I am a young, fresh, funky and passionate hair stylist. As a little girl I have always played around with friends and families hair. This laid the foundation of my hair styling career.
I consider myself a team player as this is a big part of being a stylist. I have learned a lot over the last 10 years or more, that I have been doing hair and I am always willing to learn so that I can be the best at what I love doing, hair.
Bringing out a person’s inner confidence is just one of the perks of being a stylist. I have been on many Wella, colour journeys, which has thought me more about hair colour and has groomed me as a hairdresser. I have an amazing personality and this makes it easy to relate to different people. I am very confident in what I do and I am not afraid of new adventures in the hair industry.
My vision is to provide clients with hair worthy of a “selfie”, simply because I love what I do. Nothing makes me happier than hearing amazing feedback from my clients. I am so proud to say that I am Dons protégé, under his wing I have learned and accomplished so many things. He has guided me and supported me, letting me know that I am the best. Taking pride in everything I do, sets me apart and makes me unique in my field. Can’t wait to see you in my chair.
Happy hair means happy days.
Nelly brings something very unique to this team. The salon would just not be the same without her.