Experts and Hairdresser by SalonSecret ZA

Meet our team of experts

Meet the best hairstylists from all over the world! As true hair gurus, they share the secrets of the salon universe, to enhance your hair look whatever your hair type and colour. Wondering what hairstyle would suit you best? Look no further, our experts will tell you all about it.

Brian Warfield, Mizani Educator

Brian Warfield

Mizani Zone Education Manager

In 2006, Brian launched Mizani in South Africa for L’Oréal in his salon Mizizi, the first Mizani concept salon in the world. Since then, he’s been the Mizani Education Manager for the Middle East and Africa zone.

Candice Hamer Kerastase

Candice Hamer

South African Business Development Educator for Kérastase

After a decade in the beauty industry, Candice made the move into the hair industry, where she’s spent the last three years upskilling stylists around the country.

Diana Beraud

Diana Beraud

Hair journalist

With over 10 years in the hair and beauty journalism industry, Diana has written for many top women's magazines. She is on the constant prowl for the latest trends. As a true Parisian she adores sleek and elegant hairstyles.


Emily Arata

Senior Editor,

As an employee of L’Oréal, Emily works with celebrity stylists to make finding the right cut, colour or style easier than ever before. She's previously written for Allure, Elite Daily and First We Feast.

Hanson Ndabeni, Dark and Lovely Educator

Hanson Ndabeni

Dark and Lovely National Field and Education Manager

A hairdresser by trade, Hanson has been with L’Oréal since he qualified in 1995, and is currently leading and mentoring a team of professional technical educator.

Hayley Katzer Matrix

Hayley Katzer

Matrix Regional Education Developer

Having been in the hair industry for 22 years, Hayley has spent 10 of those working for L’Oréal as the Regional Education Developer for Matrix.

Jelani Addams Rosa

Jelani Addams Rosa

Junior Editor,

As an employee of L'Oréal, Jelani brings her knowledge and passion for haircare to Before joining the team, she spent time at Celebuzz, Seventeen and Cosmo for Latinas.

Julie Rimmer L'Oreal Professionnel

Julie Rimmer

Matrix and Biolage National Education Manager

Julie, a qualified hairdresser, assessor and salon owner, has over 25 years' experience in the hair industry and has been with L’Oréal for over eight years.

Nicole Vince

Nicole Vince

Hair journalist

Nicole is a hair and beauty journalist with a particular fondness for the latest bright hair colours. There isn't a hair trend or tip unobserved by Nicole.

Rachelle Hawkins

Rachelle Hawkins

Mizani Artist and Educator

Rachelle is an accomplished stylist whose work has graced various magazines, media, TV and runway. She is skilled in colour with an emphasis on cutting and styling.

Richard Nienaber Redken

Richard Nienaber

National Education Manager Redken and Pureology South Africa

Richard started his hair journey in 1998, and owned two salons before joining the Redken team.

Rocky Bukasa, Mizani Educator

Rocky Bukasa

South African Mizani Education Developer Instructor

Not only is Rocky an educator at the L'Oréal Professional African Salon Institute, he is also the proud owner of a hair salon in Johannesburg, specialising in both ethnic and Caucasian hair.

Salon Secret

Salon Secret

The online destination for all things hair.

The site showcases stylists’ professional expertise and promotes the latest industry innovations. Through smart, conversational content, Salon Secret brings stylists to their clients in a new way.

Taryn Bloem LP

Taryn Bloem

National Education Manager for L’Oréal Professionnel

An educator and colour and styling specialist, Taryn has worked in the industry for over 20 years.


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