Patrick Missile, founding father of Pat Magnificence Palace.It’s widespread for males to expertise baldness of their lives, particularly as they get older.
For others, a bald head is one thing they inherit at an early age and there appears to be no assist in sight.
Wig guru, Patrick Missile, who is understood for creating magnificent wigs for the likes of Bonang Matheba, Minnie Dlamini, and Khanyi Mbau noticed a niche available in the market for wigs which are created particularly for males. Whereas his enterprise booms, it’s additionally an act of kindness as a result of males not must endure in silence as a result of they’ve little to no hair.
Though Missile launched male weaves about three years in the past, it is just now that extra black males are beginning to put on them with delight.
“I’m excited that we as black males are bettering by way of our seems. We accepted the weave pattern very positively, not in a discriminating approach.
“Individuals are actually on it, there may be progress. We have now individuals travelling from throughout Africa and South African to get their hair performed,” says Missile.
The wig guru, Patrick Missile.
Travelling from Limpopo to get his hair performed at Pat Excellent Magnificence Palace in Centurion is Paul Kupa, who had no hassle along with his hair till his mid-20s.
“Rising up, I used to have hair and favored s-curl a lot till I reached my 20s and I began dropping my hair.
“On Fb I noticed individuals speaking about male weaves and determined to offer it a shot, and I’m glad I did as a result of it has boosted my confidence,” mentioned Kupa.
Oupa Kupa earlier than putting in the extensions.
Missile, who’s used to glamming up the celebs, often designs weaves for actors who want hair for specific roles.
He suggests that individuals let their facet hair develop, and solely fill the center to make it look as actual as potential.
“For the center, I search for the great texture of hair that may correspond correctly with their pure hair. I create a base for the centre half the place there isn’t a hair to stay the extensions.
“And for these with brief hair, I exploit their hair as assist so the scalp can nonetheless breathe. Male extensions are very robust and one may even swim with them.”
Oupa Kupa after putting in the extensions.
Missile has made weaves for native musicians corresponding to KO and Theo of Growth Shaka, to call however a number of. Not only a wig designer, he additionally makes beards, eyebrows, and moustaches.
“As a wig designer, I design wigs from scratch. Something relating to hair, I design. I make beards, eyebrows, moustaches, all these issues.”
Nevertheless, he doesn’t counsel placing on a beard or moustache except it’s for work functions or a particular occasion.
“I don’t counsel sporting a beard as we do with weaves. The pores and skin on our faces is delicate and sporting a home made beard might trigger irritation which is why I make beards for actors who need them for a sure function, or for somebody who’s attending a particular occasion corresponding to a marriage, simply to have a extra mature look. I don’t do them for on a regular basis put on,” says Missile.
Earlier than and after the weave set up. Image: Provided.
Missile is a hairstylist from the Democratic Republic of Congo who got here to South Africa in 2007 to launch his enterprise. He has since made a reputation for himself as one of the vital trusted stylists with regards to hair.
“Being a stylist is one thing I used to be meant for. I used to be born in a household with a variety of women and I cherished supporting them by way of recommendation about magnificence and hairstyles.
“After I began it was not straightforward, like some other profession, particularly right here in South Africa.
“There have been a variety of women with chiskop, and guys much more. I began off in Yeoville as a result of I didn’t know the nation and most of our individuals keep there. I needed to familiarise myself with the brand new setting and study correct English. In like seven months.
“I then labored at a salon the place I began utilizing my magnificence abilities,” says Missile.
To see extra of Patrick Missile’s work, try his Instagram @pat_perfect_beauty_palace.