Jarrell, also known as Thee New Wave. Picture: Instagram.
Jarrell, also known as Thee New Wave. Picture: Instagram.

WATCH: How Thee New Wave is snatching the wig game

By Thobile Mazibuko Time of article published Apr 6, 2020

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While the globe continues to fight the spread of Covid-19, it's sad to know that it's not the only pandemic we're faced with - stupidity still exists. 

After Jarrell, popularly known as Thee New Wave,  a professional hairstylist from Detroit, USA posted a video braiding another man's hair, some people from Twitter labelled him as gay. Even if he was gay, what's that got to do with styling hair? Nothing, really. 

We understand that there aren't many men who are hairstylists but that doesn't mean they're no-existent or they're gay. We do have the likes of Patrick Missile, a Centurion based hairstylist who makes wigs for the likes of Bonang Matheba, Boity, Khanyi Mbau, and for men as well. 

We love how @papaleavem rescued Thee New Wave by telling homophones a piece of her mind (please mind the sensitive language on her tweet).

She wrote "I see some men putting negative comments under this video. I see talent ! Not a lot of men know how to braid. What the f$#k does getting your hair done by a another man have to do with being gay?"


We also acknowledge those who understands that a person's job has nothing to with their sexuality and even if it does, it's not an invitation for you to insult or ridicule them. 


To celebrate Thee New Wave, we take a look at the hottest wigs he's made. 

What lace?

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It’s getting serious 🥴

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Yes, you can braid it


Even afro wigs, he snatches them

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Would you wear this ? 😛

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