Cape Town Woman Pays R2 250 for Faux Locs Hairstyle, Hefty Price Leaves Mzansi Stunned

Cape Town Woman Pays R2 250 for Faux Locs Hairstyle, Hefty Price Leaves Mzansi Stunned

  • A Capet Town hairstylist went viral on TikTok after sharing what she charged a recent client
  • According to the post, @karis_hairdo charged the woman R2 250 for faux locs done with Eco Dread fibre
  • South Africans were shocked by the cost and reacted with humour and confusion in the comments section
  • Speaking to Briefly News, hairstylist Lazaros Sumbane shared what factors contribute to how hairstylists determine their prices
A hairstylist showed a client's new faux loc hairstyle and the R2,250 price tag
A Cape Town hairstylist claimed to have charged her client R2 250 for an Eco dread hairstyle. Image: @karis_hairdo
Source: TikTok

Many women can agree that getting your hair is not as affordable as it used to be. But, some hairstylists be charging an arm and a leg, yoh.

CPT woman gets hair done for R2 250

A TikTok video by @karis_hairdo shows a woman showcasing her newly braided hair done into long faux locs using Eco Dread fibre.

According to the post, @karis_hairdo, based at Mowbray in Cape Town, charged the woman R2 250 to do the hairstyle.

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Hairstylist weighs in on prices of hairdos

Founder of Pro Love Salon and Pro Love Academy, Lazaros Sumbane, highlighted factors that can contribute to the pricing of some hairstyles.

" When running a salon or hair business, there are other costs that one has that also need to be attended to. These include maintaincnce of equipment used and if renting a space paying for rent and utilities comes into play."
"Some hairstyles require more time and some are more difficult than others and use specific material which is likely to influence how much a customer is charged." he added.

He also shed light on demand.

" Some hairstyles are in demand and that also determines how much one can charge. A location also contributes to hairstyle pricing and the type of clients one caters to. Some prefer house calls and other come to you for the service."

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R2K locs leave SA in disbelief

Many netizens were stunned to learn how expensive the locs hairstyle was and responded to the post with banter and confusion.

Sanelisiwe Xaba brought her qualifications into the chat:

"But I have a diploma. How much will it be then?"

Itumeleng Noka asked with confusion:

"Did you twist the Eco dread together?"

Ngwanakgari commented:

"I have R2.50c Chomi, take it or leave it."

sisamkelevazet joked about expecting the hairstyle to last a year:

"Hayi ihlala the whole year sana, in fact, it pays your rent."

karis_hairdo teased netizens:

"Actual price: R2550 - (2x250) - R1 500…. If you can’t solve this, you’re not the target market."

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In another story, Briefly News reported that a TikTok post by a Sandton-based salon showing the price of styled cornrows had Mzansi viewers shaken and speechless.

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Source: Briefly News

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Nothando Mthembu (Senior editor) Nothando Mthembu is a senior multimedia journalist and editor. Nothando has over 5 years of work experience and has served several media houses including Caxton Local Newspapers. She has experience writing on human interest, environment, crime and social issues for community newspapers. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree and an Honours Degree in Media Studies from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, obtained in 2016 and 2017. Nothando has also passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative. Email:

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Lazaros Sumbane (Founder of Pro Love Salon and Pro Love Academy) Lazaros Sumbane is a qualified artistic and creative hairstylist. With over 14 years of experience, he excels in cutting, colouring, styling, weaving and crafting for special events. Sumbane was featured in the 2021 SABC3 show "A Cut Above the Rest". In 2018, Lazaros initiated a programme to give back to the elderly.