Real hairstyles to copy
We hit the pavements to check out the trendiest looks
HIGHLIGHTS Erika Riddin (51) Somerset East
‘This look is inspired by my daughter – we have the same haircut – and she was inspired by her favourite musicians, Annie Lennox and Pink’
Use a smoothing shampoo and conditioner to keep frizz and flyaways at bay. If you’ve dyed your hair, use strengthening or protein hair treatments.
SOFT QUIFF Rene Zarshe (34) Bokel, Germany
‘I like this cut because you can style it in a few ways and it’s easy to maintain’
A quiff needs to be structured and have body. Use a volumising product that offers hold but wash your hair often to avoid build-up.
PURPLE BRAIDS Lindo Sibiya (27) Soweto
‘I’ve always felt more comfortable with dark colours, but because it’s the holidays I wanted to try something that’s out there, like this colour’
Extensions are the best way to go for colour if you don’t want to compromise the health of your hair. Just remember to take care of your natural hair with braid spray.
GLASS-BEADED BRAIDS Mbali Zwane (23) Rustenburg
‘I usually play it safe but this time I wanted to try something different with these see-through beads. I think this hairstyle is great for the festive season’
Beads are trendy now, especially on braids and cornrows. Just like short hair, cornrows require that you nourish your scalp regularly with hair food.
HIGH-TOP FADE Marshall Ndlovu (26) Johannesburg
‘This is one of the two styles I usually go for – either this or a brush cut. I like this look because it’s popular, it suits me and it’s easy’
TIP The high-top fade is easy to style but needs a little more maintenance than other cuts. Keep a trimming machine handy to maintain the sides. SOMETHING BLUE Adel Strydom (30) Margate
‘I love everything vintage but I like to add a modern touch. My choice of blue is inspired by mermaids and my hometown’
Use products and tools that help maintain the colour and health of your hair. Before colouring, ask your stylist about the effects the colour will have on your hair and which products you should use.
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