Candice Wyatt-Minter at work. Picture: Instagram.
Hair trends inspired by the iconic 60s images of pop artists, Roy Liechtenstein and Sigmar Polke — as well as the intricate geometry and colours of African Shweshwe fabric — has allowed Candice Wyatt-Minter of Wyatt Hairdressing and Barbering in Johannesburg, to grand slam four of the international industry’s top accolades in one year, a feat unrivaled for the local industry.

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The POW collection summer 17/18 trends featuring chiselled, but roughed up cuts, daringly brave comic book do’s and strident colour block panels, consecutively scooped:
  • Best Woman Collection at the Tenerife TCT Awards,
  • Best International Art Team at the Irish Hair Awards,
  • Best Video at the Canadian Mirror Awards and finally,
  • Best Video at the prestigious Alternative Hair Show’s AIPP Awards held annually at London’s (see video below)

Winning in one of five AIPP Awards categories this year has automatically qualified Wyatt to enter her 2018 Autumn/Winter collection for the highly coveted Grand Trophy which will be announced at the world’s biggest beauty expo, Cosmoprof, in Bologna in 2018. 

This is a goal she has worked towards for the past five years, in which time she has been a finalist twice.

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“The winner of the Grand Trophy is regarded as the world’s best hairdresser by the global industry elite. It is an ambition I have cherished since first attending this prestigious show with my mother as a junior apprentice. 

"The tickets were so expensive we sat in what felt like the heavens. Being able to stand on the stage performing hair theatre in front of all my most respected and revered mentors and peers from around the world now, is truly a lifelong dream come true”, says Wyatt-Minter. 

Micro Bob. Picture: Supplied. 

Wyatt-Minter, who divides her time between keeping her eco conscious salon’s exclusive clientele in head-turning style and teaching abroad in Europe, South America and the Far East, develops a new collection every year. This is used as trend forecasting for both the local and international hairdresser she trains and for the salon’s discerning clients who want to set, rather than follow, the latest trends.

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Passionate about developing local talent, Wyatt-Minter is always recruiting hairdressers to join her team to take advantage of the exceptional in-house training they can receive.  

She has also launched the Wyatt Academy which is open to all hair dressers and offers a broad range of short courses as well as workshops by her network of international industry experts she regularly hosts.

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The Wyatt POW Collection is also in the running for Canada’s Contessa 2018 Awards for Best International Hairstylist.