December 30, 2017

When she won Miss South Africa, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters’ hair was very dark. But by the time she won Miss Universe, it was a gorgeous, glowing, multifaceted honey blonde that drew the eye. Unquestionably, this was a winning colour that helped her stand out from the other...

December 29, 2017

Elani Fox – Manager, Franco International Sandton, explains what fuels this busy salon during the festive season.

Stock is the main issue for December... we place bigger orders at the beginning of December, looking at what we used this time last year as a guideline. It’...

December 28, 2017

For 2018, metallics are going to be huge, and hotter-than-hot. The recent fashion weeks have shown us models strutting their stuff, draped in silver from head to toe, and this metallic mania is spilling over into hair. We’re talking high-shine, chrome-effect hair and o...

December 27, 2017

Some clients have the looks and personality to carry off short hair – and is there anything more stunning than a short blonde style, done to perfection? Here are two looks with their formulas from Juan Joubert, at the Juan Joubert Hair, Skin and Nail Salon in Port Eliz...

December 26, 2017

Wishing all hairdressers a peaceful and relaxing Day of Goodwill! This special styles issue is our festive inspiration to you - creative, fashion-driven ideas to go forward with fresh energy into 2018!

Some say this is Christmas in South Africa...

But we know it’s the on...

December 23, 2017

Gorgeous hair inspiration in all shades from Mario Company Hair & Beauty, Cape Town.

Salon owner Mario makes the most of the festive season by extending the working hours, and making sure that staff training and attention to detail is 100%. What staff learn in quiet tim...

December 22, 2017

How do you create brilliant service over the festive season? Gail, owner of Xpertease Hair and Body in Greenside, makes sure she adds a sparkle!

“We don’t just give clients a hot chocolate, we do a sparkly hot chocolate, a special Christmas-themed hot chocolate. We repl...

December 21, 2017

We adore this gorgeous translucent pink colour, from The Boredroom salon, Stellenbosch.

The formula couldn’t be easier... It’s a 10 M with Clear and L’Oréal Magenta.

We’ll bring you more fabulous facts about The Boredroom early next year.

Fun Gifts

If you had to choose – w...

December 20, 2017

What advice do you give your clients when they head off for summer holidays? Sean Cox, owner of Swept, Morningside, tells them to take it easy! 

On holidays, clients should leave their hair alone and go for a looser, natural feel – don’t try to work it as much as you do...

December 19, 2017

Essential client service tips from Ayanda Madlebe -Mizani artist, owner of Studio 353 in Johannesburg, and head stylist for Big Brother All Stars.

Ayanda advises: “The health of our clients’ hair is our main priority. We don’t talk people out of what they want, but offe...

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