About the Clipinhair Team
Melanie - Managing Director
Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa Melanie Burgers entered the digital world as an online marketer and web designer in 2006. However, the urge to travel took her across the seas to the US, where she continued to grow her digital skills. It was in the States where she came across the answer to every girl’s dream, REMY human hair extensions. After extensive research learning the difference between the brands as well as bonding, micro-looping and tape extensions, she discovered clip-in extensions. Shortly after which she returned to Cape Town and started the Clipinhair brand.
A lot of time was taken in sourcing the best suppliers of Remy hair, ensuring they were not just 100% human hair, but that the eleven chosen shades would match almost any customers colour. Having a solid, high quality product along with top notch customer support has been what's separated Clipinhair from the rest. Clipinhair has climbed to the top of the Hair extensions Market, and this is where it has stayed.
"A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life." Coco Chanel
Kahlia - Sales Consultant
Capetonian, Mother and Clipinhair’s super sale executive, Kahlia Brookes does it all. After having her daughter in 2012 Kahlia decided to resign from her job as a sales consultant to become a stay-at-home mom. However, after several months she realised that she was really missing the thrill of being out there and working in sales. After looking at a few sales jobs and going for interviews Kahlia couldn’t seem to find the right company to fit until she was called in for an interview at Clipinhair in 2013. Kahlia immediately felt at home chatting to Melanie in the interview and they both knew this was going to be a fantastic working relationship.
Kahlia gets such a big kick out of working at Clipinhair, as she truely feels passionate about the products. Having the opportunity to work with women on a daily basis to transform their look and leave with a spike in self-confidence, keeps Kahlia motivated and full of drive.
She feels like she has truly found her work family in the Clipinhair team and she takes pleasure and pride in going out of her way to help. It is the team’s goal to help every South African woman make Clipinhair a simple, yet important part of their glam routine.
"Gorgeous hair is the best revenge." Ivana Trump
Carol - Sales Consultant (Saturday)
Passionate and bubbly, Carol has been part of the Clipinhair team since it opened it’s doors in 2010. With a love for helping people, Carol has naturally found herself in sales, a position she has always immensely enjoyed. Now partially retired, Carol has become Clipinhair’s Saturday sales consultant, and still enjoys giving the lovely ladies that walk through our doors a helping hand when it comes to finding their perfect colour match.
"If your hair is done properly, and you're wearing good shoes, you can get away with anything." Iris Apfel
Christie - Marketing Coordinator
After graduating with her honours in Media Theory and Practice from UCT, Christie began her adventure into Cape Town’s turbulent media world. After several internships, she landed her first job as a travel copywriter. After working in the field for a few years Christie needed a change and took the leap into something a little different, taking with her all the skills she had grown. With a touch of good timing she landed a job as the marketing coordinator at Clipinhair.
Along with travel, fashion and beauty were on Christie’s list of industries to work in, and she was overjoyed when she was given the opportunity to expand her marketing horizons at Clipinhair. She now works closely with Clipinhair’s sales exec Kahlia, and director, Melanie to ensure that Clipinhair not only receives the coverage it deserves, but that it inspires women across South Africa to feel more confident about their appearance.
"The hair is the richest ornament of women." Martin Luther
Jason - Graphic Designer
Having grown up in a small town in Southern Namibia, Jason developed a deep love for natural beauty from a young age. He moved to Cape Town and his love and passion for beautiful images saw him study photography, film and design. This great combination of creative skills, and an incredible eye for detail, allowed Jason to develop a thorough understanding of the multimedia sphere. Jason's main focus areas are Design and Photography and his four years of experience in these fields has seen him tackle projects on everything from travel to property, and now the entirely new frontier of Clipinhair. This has allowed Jason to expand his knowledge, and learn new skills every day. He hopes to one day travel the globe and use his wide variety of experiences to document his journey from a variety of perspectives.
"I am inspired by anything beautiful. Sometime it's a pair of eyes or flowing gorgeous hair, other times it's the sky or a sunset."
- Nadine Velazquez
Carlin - Web Developer
Carlin has been involved in the IT industry from the very start of his professional life, in 1999. He has travelled the globe expanding his skills and web development business, with massive success in his home country New Zealand, as well as South Africa, Australia, the US and more. Carlin’s passion for all things online has seen him work on a variety of projects, from eco-diversity websites to transforming the online face of Clipinhair. It is this digital variety that keeps him passionate about his work.
"I am just old-fashioned enough to prefer long hair"
- Eric Von Stroheim