Lazarous “Loverboy” Sumbane is Dark and Lovely Golden Scissors Winner
Lazarous Sumbane, aka Loverboy, from Tsakane on the East Rand is the winner of the coveted Dark and Lovely Golden Scissors Award 2017. He earned the honours after participating in a competition that tested the finalists’ creativity, technical skill and knowledge of hair through their interpretations of different African Queendoms. Sumbanes’ winning Ashanti inspired hairstyles landed him the grand prize valued at R200 000. As last year’s runner up, he was thrilled to clinch the honours this year. “Without this competition, hairstylists would never challenge themselves to always do better. This is great exposure which is priceless,” he says. “All the finalists learned how to improve their businesses and this allows us to push the boundaries and never stay stagnant”.
Hanson Ndabeni, the National Education Manager for Dark and Lovely, who led the panel, said it was “challenging” to pick a winner but that Sumbane’s technical excellence and creative flair set him apart. He said, “It was inspiring to see how Sumbane, who was the runner up in the 2016 Golden Scissors, had developed in the last year”.