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About Us

Vusi Makate’s journey to owning Sandton Hair, an upmarket salon serving black and white customers in Sandton City, the premier shopping mall on the African continent, is an incredibly inspiring story. Vusi’s ascent shows that if you have talent and discipline, anything is possible.

Vusi was born in Soweto, the famous black township outside of Johannesburg, South Africa. A year after he was born, in 1976, South Africa experienced the Soweto Uprising, a tragic protest by black youth seeking education in their native language rather than their oppressor’s tongue. The apartheid government fired at the unarmed children, and for many around the world, the bloody images of those fallen children motivated them to engage in the anti-apartheid movement.

In another year of great symbolism in South Africa, 1994, the year Nelson Mandela became the first democratically elected president of South Africa, Vusi was 19 years old and started styling hair of his friends and neighbors in the backyard of his parents modest Soweto home. In his backyard salon, there was no water or electricity.

His mother helped him by heating the water on a stove in the house and carrying the buckets of hot water to him in the backyard so he could shampoo and rinse his clients’ hair. To use any electric appliance, like a blow dryer or curling iron, he used a series of long extension cords connected to one another that led back to the sole electric outlet in the family house.

Soon he became known as an amazing hairdresser, and people started coming from greater distances and faraway townships to have their hair straightened, pressed, cut, and styled by Vusi Makate.

What We Do!

Stylish Hair Cuts

Backed by some of biggest names in the industry.

Amazing Hair Styling

Backed by some of biggest names in the industry.

Great Hair Treatment

Backed by some of biggest names in the industry.

Fantastic Coloring

Backed by some of biggest names in the industry.

Excentric Lashes

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Beautiful Manicure's

Backed by some of biggest names in the industry.


Our Skills

  • Hair Styling
  • Hair Cuts
  • Hair Treatments
  • Mani - Pedi's
  • Make Overs

Our History

In another year of great symbolism in South Africa, 1994, the year Nelson Mandela became the first democratically elected president of South Africa.

Vusi was 19 years old and started styling hair of his friends and neighbors in the backyard of his parents modest Soweto home.

His mother helped him by heating the water on a stove in the house and carrying the buckets of hot water to him in the backyard so he could shampoo and rinse his clients’ hair.

Soon he became known as an amazing hairdresser, and people started coming from greater distances and faraway townships to have their hair straightened, pressed, cut, and styled by Vusi Makate.

He continued to work in the garage for another six years or so, until roughly 2005 when problems in his local community made it impossible to continue to operate the salon.

At that time, Vusi took the next step towards his dream, and took on a job as a top stylist in one of the fancy hair salons catering to black patrons in Sandton City.

There he expanded his clientele to include a large number of top executives. He also landed a contract with South African Broadcasting Corporation to do the hair for the actresses on several of their television shows.

For many people, this level of success would be enough, especially given the modest circumstances under which Vusi started his styling career.

In 2012, Vusi became the sole proprietor of Sandton Hair, where he employs 17 staff and has expanded the previously all white customer base to include many of the top professional and celebrity clients he acquired over the last many years.

Sandton Hair is one of only a handful of black owned shops in Sandton City, and Vusi is expanding the business by adding services and expanding his marketing reach.

Customers of the salon look like a poster for the rainbow nation, ranging from older white males, to young African children, to top black women executives.

Being located in Sandton City, Vusi now routinely does the hair for divas visiting from the US, Europe and Latin America.

It’s been quite a journey from carrying buckets of hot water to a Soweto backyard, to the glitz and glamour, glass and marble, of Sandton City.

Sandton Hair Is One Of The Most Creative Salon In The Square

Being located in Sandton City, Vusi now routinely does the hair for divas visiting from the US, Europe and Latin America
Our look like a poster for the rainbow nation, ranging from older white males, to young African children, to top black women executives.

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  1. 1500+ Hair Cuts

  2. 2000+ Hair Styles Completed

  3. 4000+ Hair Treatments Completed

  4. 2500+ Make Overs

  5. 1000+ Mani - Pedi's

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We take pride in our work and only offer high quality products and services to our clients.