STEAM­PUNK MEETS AFROFUTURISM

Steam­punk hair trends segue through cen­turies to ap­pear on Pro­ject Run­way SA

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Partly in­spired by the Vic­to­rian fash­ion of the 1800s, steam­punk fash­ion has a post-apoc­a­lyp­tic in­flu­ence with an ex­tremely dis­tinct retro fu­tur­is­tic twist to the style. The ex­pres­sion of this style con­sists of var­i­ous el­e­ments such as; cloth­ing and hairstyling that helps to bring the look to­gether.

In one of the chal­lenges on Pro­ject Run­way, con­tes­tants were tasked to de­sign a steam­punk and Afrofuturism-in­spired gar­ment for one of South Africa’s most cel­e­brated icons, Than­diswa Mazwai. To im­press the judges and view­ers alike, con­tes­tants had to gain a clear un­der­stand­ing of the brief and en­sure that they cap­ture the unique essence of Than­diswa’s style, from the out­fit, all the way to the hair. De­sign­ers rose to the chal­lenge, show­cas­ing cap­ti­vat­ing pro­tec­tive hair trends that seam­lessly com­pli­mented their de­signs that were ready for the cat­walk. Braids are a def­i­nite go-to for pro­tec­tive styling this sea­son, but it is also im­por­tant to find cre­ative ways of rein­vent­ing through ac­ces­soris­ing with beads or even go­ing for more ec­cen­tric, play­ful styles. The key to beau­ti­ful braids also lies in mak­ing sure that the nat­u­ral hair un­der the braids is taken care of. This can be done by lay­ing down a nour­ish and mois­turised foun­da­tion with TRE­Semmé Botanique sham­poo & con­di­tioner be­fore start­ing the braid­ing process to bring out the hair’s nat­u­ral beauty.

Afro’s are a great way to em­brace the hair’s nat­u­ral beauty, with TRE­Semmé Botanique sham­poo & con­di­tioner that helps soften and man­age hair for styling.

For an edgy faux hawk, sleek back the sides, add the TRE­Semmé Beauty-Full Vol­ume Max­imiser for ex­tra vol­ume, and blow out the front and top of the ‘fro. To soften the look with a fem­i­nine touch, add some braided ex­ten­sions to the sides and you’re good to go. With trends like these, the fash­ion and hair in­dus­try can only look for­ward to what lies ahead as each cen­tury re­sents new and ex­cit­ing trends to be ex­plored and tai­lored for gen­er­a­tions to come.

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