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