Make me over

Our glam squad helped th­ese women who craved a hair change. Check them out and be in­spired!

True Love Hair - - CONTENTS - By LER­ATO SEUOE Pho­tog­ra­pher AUBREY JON­S­SON

KHATHU THUSI AGE: 32

“I’ve kept my hair nat­u­ral all my life. I don’t know what it feels like to have re­laxed or straight­ened hair. This time around, I craved change and I wanted to do some­thing dras­tic that would trans­form my look, but with­out re­lax­ing my hair.

“I feel re­ally good with this wig. I’m sexy and fierce! It’ll take a while to get used to my new look, but I’m ex­cited. I must also get used to all the at­ten­tion that I’ve shied away from all my life. Back in high school, I wore the boys’ uni­form so I could avoid at­ten­tion. So, look­ing this fem­i­nine feels like a re­birth. The make-up is also on point.”

REFILOE LEGOALE AGE: 24

“I’m al­ways at a loss about what to do with my afro, so I play it safe by stick­ing to braids or corn­rows. But I was start­ing to feel bored with the same old look and thought a makeover could give me a dif­fer­ent and edgier look. I love the trans­for­ma­tion! Rock­ing such a dar­ing, colour­ful style scared me at first, but now I love it! The bouncy curls and over­all look com­ple­ment my face and com­plex­ion.”

BONOLO MODISE AGE: 21

“As a fi­nal-year stu­dent, I re­alised that I needed to start pre­par­ing my­self for the work en­vi­ron­ment. When step­ping into a pro­fes­sional space, you have to up­hold a cer­tain image that’s ap­pro­pri­ate for the of­fice. I thought it’d be a great idea to start prac­tis­ing how to look smart. I wanted a look that says: ‘I’m young and el­e­gant.’ When ne­glected, dread­locks can be untidy, so I thought that a makeover would be a great start.

“This is a look I would never have thought of go­ing for be­cause I didn’t know I could pull it off. It’s neat, yet stylish. To my sur­prise, the ear­rings and the new hair­style work great to­gether. I feel el­e­gant but still young and vi­brant.

“The ca­sual white top also gives my look sass. I feel more con­fi­dent and ap­pro­pri­ate for a cre­ative work space. It’s nice to see that there’s so much you can do to your hair when you have dread­locks. I like that I can also rock the look to a ladies’ night or any other social event.

“Change is good. I feel great with this new look.”

SIBONGILE MDLULI AGE: 28

“My job is ex­tremely hands-on, so I often go for low-main­te­nance hair­styles that won’t need any at­ten­tion dur­ing the day. I’d been think­ing of try­ing some­thing dif­fer­ent – a style that was equally low main­te­nance yet still fash­ion­able, but I didn’t know what it would be. I’ve al­ways wanted to try a bob be­cause I see them on lots of celebri­ties. Luck­ily for me, that’s ex­actly what the hair team picked.

“Every­thing, along with the make-up and cloth­ing, makes me feel like a whole new per­son. The bob was cut to suit my face and I can wear it with a cen­tre and a side part­ing. The touch of blue at the ends makes me feel young again. I’m sure my twins won’t even recog­nise me.

“I can’t stop smil­ing at my own re­flec­tion. Thank you to the en­tire team; you guys have changed my life.”

AYANDA NKONYANA AGE: 23

“My beauty rou­tine just wasn’t cut­ting it for me any­more. I’d been us­ing the same foun­da­tion, blush and bronzer for years, so I wanted to try a dif­fer­ent look. I knew there were more flat­ter­ing op­tions out there, and that a new hair­style, a swipe of shadow and a dar­ing lip­stick colour would do the trick.

“This hair has boosted my con­fi­dence. I feel beau­ti­ful. It makes me look even younger. I look like the best ver­sion of my­self with­out feel­ing cov­ered in too much make-up.

“What I love the most is that the makeup en­hances my best fa­cial fea­tures. I’m a big fan of smokey eyes, so this gives me just that. I love it! Never take the power of a new hair­style for granted!”

Aunt Jackie’s Curls And Coils In Con­trol Mois­tur­is­ing & Soft­en­ing Con­di­tioner R76

L’Oréal Elvive Curl Nour­ish­ment Low Sham­poo R70

Pure Royal Scalp Treat­ment R70

Head & Shoul­ders African Scalp Care In­stant Relief Spray R70

Cantu Shea But­ter For Nat­u­ral Hair Coil Calm De­tan­gler R199

BLM Curl Wake Up Hy­drate R70

Jabu Stone Mold­ing Cream R32

Long & Last­ing Braid & Dreads Spray R32

MPL Hair Oil Co­conut R21

L’Oréal Elvive Curl Nour­ish­ment Hair Masque R90

Dark and Lovely Mois­ture Plus Satin Oil R40

Tre­semme Dryer 2200W + Dif­fuser R325

Avon Ad­vanced Tech­niques Pad­dle Brush R125

Mera Amla Oil Con­di­tioner R80

BLM Deep Cleanse Hy­drate Sham­poo R33

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