Hailing from Cape Town, Shakira has worked in the hair industry for more than 20 years, joining the Pastels Salon team in 2005. After qualifying in her native South Africa, Shakira has completed extensive training with Wella, L’Oreal, Paul Mitchell and Redken, as well as retail training with industry guru Gary Rom.
Shakira has been recognised for her hair prowess having been named as a Kerastase Ambassador Middle East and having been invited to participate in the Redken Symposium in Las Vegas in 2012.The talented stylist loves to transform hair to the best it can be by using different colour tones, adding length using extensions or removing their Frizz with KeraStraight. She says, “What I love about the hair industry is that you are not merely a hairdresser but also psychologist – you don’t only make your client look good but you contribute in making her feel amazing emotionally as well.”
Shakira is the only stylist in the UAE to have achieved 100% in the KeraStraight exam, making her a bona fide expert!