advocate nontsasa memela, founder and owner


The Crack of Dawn Hair Salon is a 100% black woman owned salon established in 2018 when Advocate Nontsasa Memela, the sole owner, realised her love for hair and the beauty industry over and above her passion for law. 

The salon's name, The Crack of Dawn,  emanates from her name, Nontsasa which means dawn, and those of her three children Khwezi, Khanya and Kwasa all of which resonate the theme of light and the breaking dawn.

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The Crack of Dawn Hair Salon aims to exceed customer expectations through offering quality expert services and pampering, all with a focus of making our clients look their best. 

Our stylists and nail technicians are highly trained and bring a mix of excellent skills in beauty, hair and nail artistry. 

We strive to keep up with the latest trends by regularly attending hair and beauty shows as well as sending our stylists for additional training throughout the year.


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