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Shows & Trade work

Seminars to stylists in PMB, JHB, Cape Town, Vryheid, Ladysmith, Port Shepstone. Umhlanga

Tala Wedding Fair - 09 & 10

KZN Bridal Wedding Fair - 2014

Blu Gel Hair Show Golden Horse Casino 2002

Goldwell Jetset Shows - JHB 2005 - 2007

Royal Agricultural Show 2013 (Stall & Main Stage entertainment, Hall 2)  Won 2 awards from RAS

Bikini Show - iNzingsi Lodge

Kids Fashion Show – Matatiele

Eston Show (hair & Make up for main stage shows)

Hikari Team member  (Professional Beauty) JHB

Paul Mitchell international Team 2007 JHB show

Goldwell hair show Cape Town 2006 for 180 USA stylists

Hair & Make Up for Lida O’Reilly Fashion Show - Sugar Beach Hotel - Mauritius 2009

Miss Bikini - Crowded House - 20011-2012

Paul Mitchell - Spring Collection - 2 years

Sound Off - Car Show - Golden Horse Casino

Hair & make Up - Shot at the Big Time (short film)  nomination for Hair & Make up

Hair & Make Up for various Photo Shoots & Music Videos

Blu Gel assisted in Henry E. Wakefield’s Show celebrating 30 years in the industry 2015

Twincare Road Show in DBN 2015

Soft n Free Show 2015 South Coast

Goldwell Kerasilk launch 2016 DBN

Goldwell ColourZoom launch 2015 & 2016 DBN

KMS ReLaunch 2017 DBN

Shot on location (4 Events so far)- Hair,  Make Up & Models- Old St. Annes Hospital

                                                                                         Natal Carbineers

                                                                                         Seven Deadly Sins

                                                                                         Pool Party


Hair Competitions:

Shantal Benecke & Mervin Naidoo Judges for EOHCB KZN 2015,2016 & 2017

Hair Stylist of the year (Finalist 2002, 2003 & 2004)

Apprentice of the year (winner 03)

Gents Stylist of the year (finalist 04)

Elumen Trendzoom 2014 (Top 5)

Elumen Trendzoom  2006  (Top 10 & Top 3 placing)

Sprint Day at Golden Horse Casino - numerous years

                                                          - winner Hair 2013

Goldwell ColourZoom 2018 Shantal Benecke - Top 5 SA - Global Creative Artist

                                         Dylan Shrives - Top 5 SA - Global New Artist

EOHCB -KZN 2014     Junior Blow Dry - 2nd place

Avant Garde    - 2nd place

Afro Braiding & upstyle - 1st place

EOHCB KZN 2015      Avante Garde - 2nd place

Junior Cut, Colour & BW - 2nd Place


EOHCB KZN 2016Junior Blow Dry – 1st place

Junior Gents Cut – 1st & 2nd place

Junior Ladies Cut & Colour – 2nd place

Senior Gents Cut – 2nd place

Avant Garde – 1st & 3rd place

Overall winner


EOHCB KZN 2017Junior Blow Dry – 2nd place

Junior Ladies Cut & Colour – 1st place

Senior Ladies Cut & Colour – 1st place & 2nd place

Singles Braiding – 2nd & 3rd place

Avant Garde – 3rd place

Overall winner


EOCHB JHB 2017Junior Ladies Cut & Colour 1st place

Wedding Style – 2nd place

Avant Garde – 3rd place

2017 World Skills SA – winner- Shana Lee Van der Byl – going to Abu Dhabi to represent SA at World Skill in hairdressing.


Sponsorships - Hair & Styling

Sharlene McGilvray-BMX

Greg Minnaar - Down Hill

DeMonique - Band

Arise - Band

Mr. India (kzn 2003)

Kelly Stegan - Diet & Fitness Couch

Chantal Swart _ Fitness

Seone Maskell – Sleekgeek

Bridgette from Idols



Check out our winners highlighted in RED

11 Trophies in total

Blu Gel is so proud of every single staff member that entered. At least everyone that entered won a prize.

Only through hard work, passion and dedication will you achieve your goals.