Nikiwe Dlova, (b.year)

Nikiwe Dlova is a multi-disciplinary Hair artist from Diepkloof in South Africa. She has made hair her canvas through creative hairstyles, headpieces, and artwork using synthetic hair extensions, wool, fabric, and beads (amongst others).
Nikiwe has a Diploma in Clothing Management from University of Johannesburg,her love for fashion weaved itself through her textile hair artistry to tell visual African stories using hair as a symbol/language. ... Nikiwe urges us to own our crown with pride. She has been able to attract national and international acclaim because of the originality of her work. Design Ndaba 2021 spotlighted her as an emerging creative in hair artistry. She has styled hair/created headpieces for musicians such as Msaki, Mpho Sebina,Sampa The Great,Busiswa,Kelly Rowland just to name a few.. Lately she can be seen on Honey DSTV channel as a resident judge for a Hair competition TV show . Nikiwe’s creativity knows no bounds and she showcased that at her first solo exhibition in Sept 2021 called The Royal Hair Salon at Botho Project Space. She also participated in a group exhibition in 2022 at Mashumi Art Projects in Morning glen.