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Changing the hair industry with a modern and creative touch

The brand name Fluffy's Artistry, widely associated with amazing hair care and creative hairstyles, was founded in 2018. The business is named after its CEO, Fransina 'Fluffy' Nikodemus, whose passion for hair began long before then. "I've always had a passion for hair, dating back to when I was a young girl doing hair in my location," she said.

Today, Fluffy's Artistry employs 19 people, including hairdressers, hairstylists, administrative staff and logistics personnel.

Starting with one employee, Helvi Shipanga, who was recently recognised for five years of service, Fluffy's Artistry has grown to a team of 19 with branches in Windhoek, Walvis Bay and Ondangwa.

Nikodemus said the salon’s artistic take on hair is the result of her love for hair.

"Giving our clients the best experience is at the core of our business," she emphasised.

Fluffy's Artistry aims to provide not just hair services but an experience where every client feels valued. The company invests heavily in its staff, celebrating and appreciating their skills and providing additional training.

"Fluffy’s Artistry is a team effort, and every member contributes greatly to our growth and success," Nikodemus said.

Some of Fluffy's Artistry's most notable achievements include providing employment opportunities that enable women to support their families, establishing a stellar reputation for the brand and collaborating with both national and international brands, such as partnerships with PayPulse, MTC, NAMAs, Sofnfree, Seth Ofori Yankson (the Hair Guru), Housewives of Durban, Connie Ferguson, Jessica Nkosi, Ayanda Thabethe, Mihlali, and so many more.



‘Bigger and better’

What sets Fluffy's Artistry apart in the competitive hair industry?

"We made the 'gel bolla' famous," Nikodemus said.

"I wanted to do something different, something uncommon from other hair salons. That's how the focus on the 'gel bolla' was born," she explained. Though the 'gel bolla' was a known hairstyle, it wasn't famous, and she wanted to change that.

Their continuous creativity, hard work and dedication to perfecting their art have ensured that the 'gel bolla' evolves and remains a signature style. Beyond 'gel bollas,' Fluffy's Artistry offers wig making, maintenance and installation services, including specialised bridal hair services for local and destination weddings.

As the founder of the business, Nikodemus is responsible for overall operations, creative direction and specialised bridal hair services. Her day typically starts with checking in with the teams from their three branches. "I trust my team to manage the day-to-day operations, which allows me to focus on collaboration opportunities and innovative ways to improve our services and art," she said.

Outside of her professional life, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, travelling and gardening. Before embarking on her entrepreneurial journey, she had a 12-year career in the diamond sector. When asked about the future, she hinted at exciting developments. "We love surprises. All I can say for now is to expect bigger and continued growth. We have massive dreams for Fluffy’s Artistry and the continental hair industry."

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