Ncumisa Duma, better known as Mimi or the Urban Mimz, is a natural hairstylist makingwaves with her fierce creativity and hair art. Described as a “hair guru” and “telling storiesthrough hair” in recent Destiny Magazine and City Press profiles, Mimi’s hairstyling makes astatement. She trained formally at Carlton Hair Academy and worked in a Carltonsalon for two years. During this time Mimi learnt about working with all types of hair, butalso that her creative vision would never be satisfied in a traditional salon. Mimi beganteaching herself about African hair textures, exploring different forms and structures andrevisiting her theatrical background to tap into the rising wave of Afrofuturism expressionand identities. Mimi has done hair for Terry Pheto, Andile Ncube and many othercontestants on the Glam Squad, and Thandiswa Mazwai’s Bonna cover shoot. She has donehair for several avant-garde cover stories for Bubblegum Club, as well as Nike women’s runcampaigns The Pack, Caster Semenya and DJ Doowap, and Standard Bank’s Avant Cardcampaign with Trevor Stuurman.