Our South African road trip two years ago was one of our best adventures to date. We wandered Cape Town’s hip streets, discovered a rainbow village, enjoyed beautiful food and wine in the prettiest vineyard, drove through the desert, explored pretty coastline. But one of the most memorable visits was to a local black township where we discovered these colourful barbershops and salons
My camera broke that day – epic blogging fail! – so I didn’t take any photos, which is why I’m excited to come across these photographs by Simon Weller. He documented the shops for a beautiful coffee table book, South African Township Barbershops and Salons, published in 2009. It’s filled with the charming signage art unique to these social hubs in the local black townships.