Working Women: #5 Stace Scallan

Stace Scallan at her house in Gahamstown where she runs her business, Hair and make-up by Stace. Photo: Jane Berg.

Stace Scallan at her house in Gahamstown where she runs her business, Hair and make-up by Stace. Photo: Jane Berg.

A chair, spray bottle and a cup of scissors make up Stace Scallan’s salon at her home in Grahamstown, and its all she needs to run her part time business Hair and make-up by Stace.

“I found there was a big demand for make-up and hair styling around Halloween last year. That’s when I started my Facebook page,” said Stace.

Stace has been cutting hair since she was sixteen, ever since she was disappointed by the work of one hair dresser on her own hair.

“I decided I was going to cut my own hair from then on,” said Stace.

She trained working during her vacations at a salon back home in Zimbabwe but studying full time at Rhodes has taken precedence over the interest. She is currently reading towards a PGCE hoping to utilize her  Bachelor of Fine Art degree as a teacher.


South Africa commemorates Women’s Month in August as a tribute to the more than 20 000 women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 in protest against the extension of Pass Laws to women. This August, GAP is publishing a micro-profile a day on women working in Grahamstown in 2015.


About the photographer: Jane Berg is a photojournalist working in Grahamstown finishing her Bachelor of Journalism Degree at Rhodes University. She is the Media Officer for The Gender Action Project. You can see more of her work at www.janebergphotography.tumblr.com and on her Facebook page.

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