Meet The Team


Nazley Nolan – Founder of Zahra International Hair Academy
After working in hairdressing for more than 20 years, I have an intense passion for this exciting, creative industry. I started my career in Cape Town with Tony Martin as my mentor. This experience gave me a glimpse into the exciting world of hair design in the film and fashion industry. Over the years I have studied and worked as a qualified stylist both nationally and internationally, and on my return from the UK in 2006 I started my own salon. I have reached a point in my career where I feel that I would like to start giving back. Through Zahra International Hair Academy, I want to share my knowledge and experience, and give back to our youth. It’s about empowering and elevating our youth and paving their way to move forward and be successful individuals.

Suzaan Saayman – Founder of FAME Systems
As a qualified Stylist and Certified Teacher, I have been actively involved in hairdressing and barbering education for over 12 years. With experience nationally and internationally, I’ve recently been part of a workgroup tasked to develop the new Hairdressing Qualification with QCTO and design its Trade Test. In addition, I present hairdressing quality control seminars on behalf of City and Guilds and work with the industry to set and maintain benchmarks.