Sadly I didn't get to attend the launch but I did get to test out some hair products. Oway organic hair products launch in SA in May and I am excited to get my hands on some more. Its a brand that is for both women and men and not only is it shampoo and conditioners but styling products too. I love that its organic and I love how my hair feels after I wash it. I love that the brand is supoer concious to the environment while giving quality at the same time.
Introducing the Keratherapy Smoothing Hair Treatment exclusive to Carlton Hairdressers in SA. If you have heard of hair botox then you will want to know more about these treatments on offer. I have coloured frizzy hair so I tested out the Colour Lock and Smooth Treatment that takes away all the frizziness and locks in the colour into your hair. Its super quick and easy and lasts up 6 weeks and its priced pretty well.
Looking for some extra love for your hair then you need to check out the Body Shop Hair Masks and Scrubs. I have actually been featuring Body Shop quite a bit recently definitely impressed with what they are offering in terms of skincare and now haircare. My fav here is the Banana hair mask because its super hydrating and my hair needs a lot of love. I train a lot so I am forever washing my hair and then styling it and hair masks just add that extra hydration.
When it comes to hair styling there are endless brands and it really can become pretty confusing. Do I spend a lot or do I buy a drugstore brand? I always get my tips from other hairstylists I work with as they know what works best. My friend and colleague Alet always has her finger on the pulse so if she has it I will most likely take her advice. In this post I am chatting about my new hair styling hero's that have been added into my pro kit. New to the SA market is Not Your Mothers brand and Wella have finally introduced a drugstore range. Both are amazing and affordable and make hair styling super easy.
This year its all about change for me in how I look and how I am approaching life. My hair has always stayed the same its a safety a net I suppose. You always see people making drastic changes when things happen in their life and its usually their hair. I always felt I had to have long hair because its more girly. This year I have been feeling more adventourous so I started by choping off my hair. If you looking to change up your hair and you are based in Cape town get your self to Savas. This is my new hair look created by Savas and I love it. I totally let him do his thing and chopped off quite a bit giving me a different look to the normal long tresses I have going on. But what I can say is that it makes me feel more confident and definitley I feel like a newer version of myself.
I finally got to out Balmain Hair Couture products to the test on a swimwear story I shot at the end of last year. I attended the launch a few months ago and was super excited to get my hands on some of the products. I was most excited about the texturizing sea salt spray as I often have to create a beachy wave for a shoot.
If you haven't heard the Balmian Hair Products have landed in SA with Glamit!!! Balmain one of the origional couture houses has launched its amazing hair care range and its just amazing. The brand has combined 40 years of backstage experience with runway trends and brings a range that truly works and is packaged so beautifully. I attended the launch last week to see some of the products in action. But as well as amazing hair products they also have hair tools that make everything else look like amateur hour. What I love about the brand is that it really has taken into account all hair types and really has a great range for ethnic hair so that you can get your curls straight and smooth in half an hour!!!
I wanted to create a shoot that highlighted the hair with a touch of quirky makeup. After all my hair training from the London Hair Academy I decided to shoot a hair editorial and Lucys Magazine decided to feature it. Happy Days. The main focus of the hair is braiding and the different braiding hair styles. I collaborated with local South African jewellery brand Matter Of Fakt to add extra dimension to the shoot plus dress the braids up a little bit. The cuffs are actual ear cuffs but you can so rock them in your hair. I tried to keep it simple with the skin, the jewellery and the nails so that all the real focus is on the hair styles.