Cutting Remarks: The Dialogue Around Colourful Hair

“A strange girl picked up a piece of my hair and put it in her mouth, saying, ‘It looks like bubble gum, I wanna try eat it.’ I was horrified.” – Hairstylist, Gabrielle Oelofsen

If you sit on the University of Cape Town’s famous Jammie steps  – the ultimate place for procrastination, soaking up sunlight, and watching people trip – you’ll see all sorts of humans; amongst them are unicorns, phoenixes, and mermaids. When I started at UCT, the view from Jammie wasn’t as colourful. There were a few, but the growth over the past 4 years has been exponential.

Continue reading “Cutting Remarks: The Dialogue Around Colourful Hair”