Kennedy Zziwa Biography

Kennedy Zziwa is a Ugandan entrepreneur, a professional hairstylist and a hair dresser who is the proprietor of Zziwa Hair Studio. Born on May 19, 1987 in Banda, Wakiso district.

He attended Kampala Nursery School for his nursery education, Buganda Roadd Primary School for his Primary and Lubiri Secondary Shool where he attained his O and A Level certificates. Zziwa attended Makerere University where he graduated in Bachelor of Computer Science in 2011.

Career of Kennedy Zziwa

Keneddy Zziwa worked as a child actor in the Ebonies comedy group in 1998 appearing in their popular TV  programs Diamond ring, Bibawo, That’s Life Mwatu and Kitobero Alacat

Besides studying Computer Science, Zziwa says that his interest was always in beauty business “have always wanted to be in the beauty business”. While at Makerere University, Zziwa enrolled for a hair styling course at Tina School of beauty in Kampala in 2010. This is where he gained expertise in hair cutting and styling.

Immediately after his graduation he opened a salon in Gayaza named Kenny Unisex Salon which he closed a few months later and left for China.



It was in China where Zziwa met people who changed his life story, according to him; he worked in various salons in China until he landed on one of the best Salons in Beijing China, Majesty Salon. At this Salon, Zziwa says that he met many professional stylists and also attracted a lot of high profile clients including NBA player Dwight Howard, Vice President of Sierra Leone Victor Bockarie Foh, Beijing’s MVP, Stephen Marbury and many others.

Kennedy Zziwa returned to Uganda and discovered that Uganda lacked a lot in terms of modern salons a need that drove him to develop an idea of starting a modern salon and occupy the vacuum. In 2016, he started the Salon and named it Zziwa Hair Studio which is located at Level 3 Krsna Mart, Kisementi, Next to Sky Lounge.


Jose Chameleone being worked on by hairstylist Zziwa

His Salon has worked on various celebrities and high profile people in the country including the UNAIDS director Winnie Byanyima, Radio presenter Roger Mugisha, Ahumuza Bryan, musicians like A Pass, Jose Chameleone, Desire Luzinda, Juliana Kanyomozi and many others.

In 2018, Zziwa launched his own beauty products Zziwa Hair Care specifically those helping in treatment of hair and beards.

Kennedy Zziwa Hair Care
Zziwa Hair Care products

Zziwa has won many awards including the Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards (ASFAs) Best African Hairstylist 2016.

Nasa Tushabe

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