2021 EOHCB DIGITAL HAIR, NAIL, AND MAKEUP ARTISTRY COMPETITION RESULTS


Thank you to each and every competitor who entered the 2021 EOHCB Digital Hair, Nail, and Makeup Artistry Competition. Your passion, craftsmanship, creativity, and willingness to showcase your work by entering the competition speaks of your character, and it’s a character the EOHCB is humbled by and privileged to present to our industry.


This was the first-ever digital competition hosted by the EOHCB, and we can confirm that our 2022 competition will also be digital. As soon as the 2022 theme, sections, and rules have been determined by the Competition Committee, the said 2022 digital competition material will be presented to our members and the industry.

COVID-19 presented the need to go digital, and with digital, the EOHCB hopes that it achieved and will continue to achieve one of its objectives set out when planning the 2021 competition, to encourage professional creatives who don’t have the nerve to present their creative abilities in a live physical setting, but the confidence to capture their creativity in photographs.


The 2021 competition provided 7 sections catering for professional hairdressers, nail technicians, and makeup artists. The 2021 theme was Graffiti, and the competition drew a total of 61 competitors, with some entering more than one section. Initially, the competition committee approved three hair sections, Gents Cut, Colour, and Style, Ladies Cut, Colour, and Style, and Gents Classic Barbering, but after receiving numerous requests from industry participants, it was decided to add the Creative Braiding and Bridal sections, and to extend the entry date.


The EOHCH wishes to congratulate the following entrants who placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for each respective section.


Section 1: Gents Cut, Colour, and Style

1st place winner – Charmain Swart (Hairworks by Naomi)

2nd place winner – Naomi Cockcroft (Hairworks by Naomi)

3rd place winner – Lu-Mandie Mostert (Hairworks by Naomi)

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Section 2: Ladies Cut, Colour, and Style

1st place winner – Deborah Nebbeling (Paul James Hairdressing)

2nd place winner – Naomi Cockcroft (Hairworks by Naomi)

3rd place winner – Marlie van der Merwe (Cutting Edge Hairsalon)

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Section 3: Gents Classic Barbering

1st place winner – Naomi Cockcroft (Hairworks by Naomi)

2nd place winner – Shantel Mans (No Filter Hair & Beauty)

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Section 4: Creative Braiding

1st place winner – Hellen Nyalenda (Dark & Lovely Academy)

2nd place winner – Lerato Sejanamang (Dark & Lovely Academy)

3rd place winner – Zia Cloete (Lovanna Hairsalon)

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Section 5: Bridal

1st place winner – Hellen Nyalenda (Dark & Lovely Academy)

2nd place winner – Harriet Abrahams (Absolut Hair)

3rd place winner – Melody Dean (Visions Styl’n Chic)

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Section 6: 3D Freehand Nail Tip Art

1st place winner - Candida de Lange (Nail Artistry Sugar Coat)

2nd place winner - Linda Chinyemba (Nails by Lindie Salon)


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Section 7: Fantasy Makeup

1st place winner – Melissa Gloy (Gloy Makeup & Hair Artistry)

2nd place winner – Jordyn Soll (Jordy Soll MUA)

3rd place winner – Chantell Kock (Beauty by Ash)

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The EOHCB also wishes to thank our industry professionals and qualified judges for their contribution to the success of the 2021 EOHCB Digital Hair, Nail, and Makeup Artistry Competition. Your expertise, experience, knowledge, and time are truly appreciated and valued by the organisation.


Gavin Botha, Paul Fox, Wynand Roets, Andrew Todd, Shantal Benecke, Will Breedt, Steven Phillips, Debbie Nebbeling, Morne Louw, Tessa Tullues, Charne Naude, Oksana van Tonder, Mariska du Plessis, Heather Barger, Tammy Pienaar, Jemma Coetzee, and Cuan Kemp.


Thank you to our incredible 2021 sponsors. Your contribution to the competition has again solidified its success and professional stance and assisted the EOHCB in meeting its objectives insofar as social responsibility for the industry. We ask that our members and industry follow our social media pages for opportunities to network with our 2021 sponsors.