About Us




Cape Town Hair Academy became an official extension of the Faiza’s Hair Creations Salon in 2017.  Many hairdressers from our local community were unofficially trained over many years and the business was always glad to aid in the empowerment of others. The need for registered qualifications forced the Salon to open an academy wing so that all the imparted knowledge and provision of skills may be recognized and that those who acquired the hairdressing abilities from this business may have the necessary qualifications for a more realistic career in the industry. The Cape Town Hair Academy was registered in 2017.


Faiza (Sterras) Ruiters is the founder-owner of Faiza’s Hair Creations and the Cape Town Hair Academy. Mrs. Ruiters is well known in the industry and is highly qualified in all categories of salon services. Mrs. Ruiters is also a registered assessor and moderator with EDTP and Services Seta.

Mr. Keyam Ruiters serves on the executive board of the Cape Town Hair Academy. Mr. Ruiters is an educator, administrator and well established in the visual and performing arts. Mr. Ruiters is also a qualified assessor and serves as a director on the academy’s board.

Ms. Faranaaz Smitsdorff is an executive PA in parliament and serves as a director on the academy’s board

Mr. Mogamadeen Ruiters is a qualified barber and serves as an executive member on the South African Barbers Association. Mr. Ruiters serves as a member on the executive board of the academy.