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.

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.

Liz Vasconcelos

After 11 years in the industry, Liz has discovered that her niche is creating the most beautiful and personalised blondes. Her latest and most proudest achievement is becoming an Ambassador for Schwarzkopf Professional and this has even taken her to London for Salon International 2019. She attended Carlton Hair Academy 10 years ago but 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. She is also 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 satisfaction. Liz is also a qualified Make Up artist and does Make Up at Style Cafe as well as on a freelance basis.

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.


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.