By Sindiso Dube
Zimbabwean hairstylist Trust Moyo, who has done hair for top celebrities in South Africa such as the late Brenda Fassie, Rebecca Malope and footballer Tendai Ndoro, among others, says he has come back to Zimbabwe so that he can share the knowledge with locals.
In 1990, the Bulawayo-born Moyo left for South Africa to broaden his skills, where he developed his craft and attracted celebrities.
“I left for South Africa and enrolled in various schools of hairstyling so that I could perfect the skills I had learnt from home. I then started doing hair and as time went on my name began to be recognised and attracted celebrity clients such as Brenda Fassie, Rebecca Malope, Tendai Ndoro and many Orlando Pirates players. Working with such stars made me realise that I was talented and good at what I do.
“I have come back to Zimbabwe so that I can share the skills with other youngsters. I acquired my skills here so it’s best to also share with others. I believe there is a lot I can share with my fellow Zimbabweans so I will be working in the Bulawayo city centre so that people can easily access me,” he said.
Moyo began hairstyling at a tender age when he was still in primary school.
“I started doing this at an early age, at home there was a salon and a barber shop so after school my mother would pick me up at the salon. So I began trying hairdressing while I waited for her,” said Moyo.
Moyo urged young people to take hairstyling seriously as a profession that can sustain one’s livelihood.
“Hairstyling is a job. It’s the only job I have known my whole life, I urge young people to take it up as a profession which can sustain one’s family,” he said.
“If you know what you do, believe me you can get more money than the white collar jobs people.”
The 43-year-old Moyo described hairstyling as an art, expression of image, mind and mood.