Meet the team

Meet the Destination Africa Team

Tracey, Destiny Hair’s owner is 38 years old and opened the salon over 8 years ago.

“I have a five-year-old daughter and I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw a presentation from Chris Connors. Chris has already been to the Ubombo orphanage with his team and made a big impact on the young orphans. He showed me what these young children have been through at such a young age. I found it very emotional and realised that I was a bit naive when I first thought these children had contracted the HIV virus genetically from their parents. They have in fact all contracted the disease through rape, which I found deeply disturbing, especially as they were all raped between the ages of 3 and 6 years old. I shared this with the salon team and they all found it very emotional too. We all take day to day life and material possessions for granted and the thought of my child going through what these orphans are going through revolts me.

"So I was more than willing to give up two weeks of my time, business, family and responsibilities to help make a difference to other people’s lives. It was a bit strange for a hairdresser with no experience in building to go to Africa to help build a community centre, but it was a fantastic experience and I wouldn’t have missed it for the world. It was very humbling and the children are a real inspiration. Coco’s is an amazing charity doing some amazing work that is really making a huge difference to those children’s lives.”

 


Steph is Principal Designer at Destiny. She is 22 years old and joined the salon team 6 years ago.

Natalie is a Designer, is 21 years old and joined the salon team 4 years ago.

Ali is a Salon Consultant who joined the team 9 years ago.

Alexa is also a Designer, is 21 years old and joined the salon team 4 years ago.

Kirsty is a Salon Consultant, is 24 years old and joined the team 5 years ago.