Our team

Paula Da Silva

Paula, well known for her bubbly personality, is the owner of Style Cafe Hair Design. Paula trained under Carlton Hair and has advanced her skills over the 33 years that she has been styling. Paula started her salon in Sunninghill just over eleven years ago and has grown her business to one that caters for all with her talented team and the wide variety of services available.

Michele Olsen

Michelle qualified as a hair stylist 30 years ago at the Hair Academy in Cape Town. While she loves every aspect of hair styling, she specialises in gents cuts and fabulous blow waves. For Michele, the joy of seeing the transformation of a client happen right in front of her is what flares her passion for styling.

Jackie Baker

Jackie studied at Avant Guarde in Durban and qualified in 2002. As a little girl she always envisioned herself being a hair stylist. She followed her dream and continues to be passionate about the industry. If anyone knows how to turn someone into a blonde bombshell, Jackie is the go-to stylist.

Sonia Santos

Sonia has wanted to be a hair stylist for as long as she can remember and made sure that it happened by graduating from Carlton Hair in 2009. Sonia started hair styling at a later stage in her life but she does not regret that, as it makes her appreciate it more. Sonia enjoys coming into work with the knowledge that she has a chance to attend to each clients wants and needs. To her, its mind blowing to think that she can make someone look and feel great just by doing her “job”. Now how many people can say that about their jobs.

Liz Vasconcelos

Liz has been in the industry for 10 Years, having done her studies through Carlton Hair. In these 10 years she has never stopped advancing her knowledge & experiences in hair. Liz has done hair at SA Fashion Weeks, Magazine Photo shoots as well as Local Music Videos. More then that, she is one of the Top 3 of Schwarzkopf Royal Colourists for 2016 in South Africa. Liz prides herself in her work and in fullfilling her Clients desires. Specailising in Colour, she really lights up the room with her passion and her clients not only love their end result but love watching her in the process. Liz loves everything about hair, but has become known for her ability to fullfill her Clients colour requests with complete satisfaction. Liz is also a qualified Make Up artist and does Make Up at Style Cafe as well as on a freelance basis.


Our talented team of operators are all skilled in colour application, treatment methods, Kerastase rituals and scalp massage. They will make your experience comfortable and most pleasant.

Risna Lotter

Risna has been doing hairdressing for over 8 years and also did her trade when she finished her apprenticeship.
It all started in school, when she was doing her friends hair before class and loved doing it. Everything about the different styles excited her and this was when she knew she could do this as a profession but feel like she’s having fun every single day.
She studied for 3 years at Pasqale Hairdressing Academy and worked there part time. She has won many in-salon awards and has taken part in many inter coiffure competitions.She couldn’t choose only one part of her profession that she loves more than another.
”Everything about making people feel good, whether it be colour or just a simple trim makes me happy. It is a great thing when a passion and a career ”
She makes sure to always keep her knowledge up to date by attending training frequently.

Busisiwe Xingashe

Busi studied in Cape Town between 1999-2000 for hairdressing and cosmetology. She then started her career in hairdressing at Ebony hair design in Cape town where she worked for couple of years, before she decided to spread her wings as she believed that she could fly. She went to London to receive more training so she could work on the cruise ships, which she succeed. She worked in the cruise ships for 5 years. She really enjoyed the international flair and inspiration that she experienced which can be seen in her creative cuts and up style’s and the way she blow waves. Busi started at Style cafe in May 2017 and she felt right at home this year she banked the achiever of the year 2018 award. She loves doing all kinds of hair styles and services.