Meet the team!
|Paula Da Silva
Paula, well known for her bubbly personality, is the owner of Style Cafe Hair Design. Paula trained under Carlton Hair and has advanced her skills over the 33 years that she has been styling. Paula started her salon in Sunninghill just over eleven years ago and has grown her business to one that caters for all with her talented team and the wide variety of services available.
Elia Luisa, known at the salon by Luisa has been brought up in the industry sitting in her moms salons through-out her upbringing, watching and learning. Unlike her mother, Luisa studied Interior Design and attained her degree ( Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design) After leaving the industry in 2012, she decided to follow in her mothers footsteps and started at Style Cafe Hair Design as manageress. Luisa deals with all the marketing, admin and day to day responsibilities as well as ensuring that every client has a wonderful experience at each visit.
Jackie studied at Avant Guarde in Durban and qualified in 2002. As a little girl she always envisioned herself being a hair stylist. She followed her dream and continues to be passionate about the industry. If anyone knows how to turn someone into a blonde bombshell, Jackie is the go-to stylist.
Sonia has wanted to be a hair stylist for as long as she can remember and made sure that it happened by graduating from Carlton Hair in 2009. Sonia started hair styling at a later stage in her life but she does not regret that, as it makes her appreciate it more. Sonia enjoys coming into work with the knowledge that she has a chance to attend to each clients wants and needs. To her, its mind blowing to think that she can make someone look and feel great just by doing her “job”. Now how many people can say that about their jobs.
Shireen studied at SASTRI Technical College in Durban and has been a stylist for 22 years. She loves to work with people and being able to give them what they desire and what they may need. She is an excellent stylist that aims to give every client a memorable experience with her every time. Shireen enjoys consulting with her clients and really getting to know them in order to ensure that they get exactly what they ask for or better. For Shireen, seeing a client leaving the salon with a big smile on their face after their service is enough reward for her.
As a young girl Claire enjoyed styling her friends hair as well as her own. Hair styling is in her and she is a true natural. After graduating from Carlton Hair in 2008 she developed her skills to that of an expert. It is what she loves to do and continues to do. Claire shows passion for her creations and takes absolute pride in her work. At Style Cafe she is known as “The Barber” as she has a natural flair for gent’s cuts. She is trained in all aspects of hairstyling and enjoys a challenge.
Michelle qualified as a hair stylist 30 years ago at the Hair Academy in Cape Town. While she loves every aspect of hair styling, she specialises in gents cuts and fabulous blow waves. For Michele, the joy of seeing the transformation of a client happen right in front of her is what flares her passion for styling.
Our talented team of operators are all skilled in colour application, treatment methods, Kerastase rituals and scalp massage. They will make your experience comfortable and most pleasant.