Indalo Nubian Naturals

About us

Indalo Nubian Naturals is one of the few natural hair salons in South Africa based in Gauteng, with booming professionally groomed employees, to cater and take care of the fragile nature of natural black hair. Indalo has been derived from the Zulu word “nature”, and has put the definition of the word in its full representative form through service and client satisfaction with the nature at which the business of hair has been carried out.

Indalo was founded by a Kagiso born and bred lady Smangele Sibisi, who started her tender career as a stylist in other salons, where she gathered skills in dreadlocks, natural hair styling and thereafter took up a managerial role.

Indalo boasts in not only maintaining natural hair, but finds the best stylists who can express their colourful personalities that reflect in the results of the hair outcome.

 

Our work

 

Meet the team

 

Smangele Sibisi

CEO & Founder

Smangele’s passion in hair started at the tender age of 9, thereafter making the daring decision to turn that passion into a business. Defined as a zealous and driven business woman, Smangele has been known to have an unconventional method and approach to the maintenance of natural hair. When one think tough labour, hard to love, limiting, unprofessional and time consuming, she thinks innovative, eccentric and understated.

In 2018, she was nominated for best female hairstylist of the year (African Hair Awards 2018), in 2019 she was listed amongst the 200 Mail & Guardian South African young leaders.

In the transcendence of her career and expertise in the specialization of natural hair, she has hosted natural hair events and has been featured in talks throughout South Africa that focus on the grooming and taking care of natural hair hosted by emerging mainstream natural hair names. Smangele has been undoubtedly the preferred hairstylist to big names in the South African entertainment landscape such as Claire Mawisa, Rami Chuene, Zenande Mfenyane, Renate Stuurman, Siwe Dweba, Lady X, Sindi Dlathu, Buhlebendalo Mda, Stilo Magolide amongst others.

With so many achievements to her name, Smangele has just started her young career as a young entrepreneur.

Matshidiso Maimane

Natural hair stylist & Loctician

Born and bredin Soweto. She joined the company in 2017.

"The love of hair began when I was still in primary school. My teachers would let me plait their hair! While I was at home I would plait my friend's and other children's hair; I would practice different styles on my dolls.

I love hair because it gives one self confidence and I love making people look and feel beautiful."

Slindile Mabuza

Loctician

Born a bred in Ekurhuleni, Slindile started her hair journey in 2009. She joined the company in 2016.

"I was doing my own hair when I started my dreadlocks, I would often go to the salon to do my hair and I noticed that I could do what the stylists were doing, but better!

At first, it became a hobby until I realised how good I was. I turned my hobby into a career. This is one thing in life that comes naturally to me and when I'm in my zone I'm free, happy and at peace."

 

When sleeping women wake,
mountains move

—African Proverb

Sihle Mdluli

Natural hairstylist

Born and bred in Johannesburg. She joined the company in 2017.

"The love of doing hair started at the age of 9! I love working with hair because I am patient not only with hair, but with clients as well!

I just love working with people's hair, from start to finish."

Motheo Chalatse

Loctician

I was born and raised in Protea North, Soweto. I joined Indalo Nubian Naturals on the 1st of November 2021 as a loctician. I started braiding in 2018, straight after high school - as I needed ways to make money!

I then gradually improved and honed my skill in a sustaining, fulfilling way. I can say, Indalo Nubian Naturals has changed the ways I perceived hair, it's the love and passion of my colleagues that drives me now.

A woman is the full curcle.
Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.

—Diane Marichild

Zanele Mthembu

Natural hairstylist

Being a hairstylist at first was for survival, I did it for extra cash during my high school days but now I believe it has always been a calling.

I joined Indalo Nubian Naturals in October 2021 and the happiness I've witnessed on my client's faces, reminds me why I chose this career. They remind me why I decided to work on my passion and to improve on it daily; I couldn't be happier!

Jo-ann Solani

Loctician

I was born and raised in Johannesburg; to think I used to run away from anything related to hair, but after joining Indalo Nubian Naturals' team in December 2018 my passion and love for it was redefined!

When I joined the Indalo team I found a place that understood my craziness, creativity and the vision I have for hair. A place I'm happy to call home.

Nthabiseng Moletsane

Receptionist

Born and bred in Johannesburg, she joined the company as a receptionist in 2019.

"The best part of my job is seeing the transformation from the before to after, the "I'm not sure what to do" to loving the outcome.

I have always enjoyed planning and I love it when things fall into place."

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Monday

CLOSED

Tuesday

09:00 - 17:30

Wednesday

09:00 - 17:30

Thursday

09:00 - 17:30

Monday

CLOSED

Tuesday

09:00 - 17:30

Wednesday

09:00 - 17:30

Thursday

09:00 - 17:30

Saturday

09:00 - 17:30

Saturday

09:00 - 17:30

Sunday 

09:00 - 14:00

 

Friday

09:00 - 17:30

Saturday

09:00 - 17:30

Sunday 

09:00 - 14:00

 

Tuesdays - Thursday: Walk-ins only

Friday - Sunday: Bookings only

 

Indalo Nubian Naturals runs a strict 48Hour cancellation policy.

A Deposit of 50% is required on all bookings. If said deposit is not paid in full within two (2) working days of the booked appointment, the deposit and appointment will be forfeited.

 

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