So its competition time again. Suigo SA kindly gave me the Nutritive Combo shampoo and conditioner to giveaway. If you read my review recently I absoloutely love this brand and I love the set.


If you didn’t read then here is the link:


If you love natural hair products then this is for you. To enter the competion:

  • Mail me at shahnaz@shahnazlovesbeauty.com and tell me why you need this combo set.
  • Like SUIGO SA on facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Suigosa
  • Competition closes Friday 8th November.

Good Luck. x


A hairstyle really on trend right now is the textured hair that has been styled but doesn’t really look like it and is so easy to recreate. Here are the products you will need and here is a step by step guide on how to recreate:photo-71

  1. Apply the heat protectant into your hair all over to seal the hair and to avoid any damage.
  2. Spritz a thickening hair spray all over take dsection by section to ensure your whole head is covered.
  3. Apply sea salt spray to the ends of the hair so as to create some texture.
  4. Blow dry all over and scrunching your hair in your hands while you dry this will add even more texture.
  5. Take your large barrel tong and take 1 inch sections of hair and start half way up and wrap only leave in for a few sections.
  6. Once you have tonged all of your hair don’t brush it through just run your hands through to create that perfect textured hair.

Here is a pic of me recreating the textured look:


Hope you enjoyed my post. x

Big hair is very on trend as seen in the AW13/14 shows. Here is how to achieve the look from one of the shows.

Apply mousse through the hair and blow dry roughly. Spritz the hair with a light weight spray and then take one inch sections  and tong with a 13mm tong and then pin the curls as you go along. Leave hair in while doing your make up or for as long as possible. Take pins out and brush through hair with a paddle brush. Smooth out the top part of your hair with a tiny amount of styling cream. To create extra volume tease the hair.


Hair Trends AW2013

So far in the last 3 fashion weeks of New York, London and Milan we are seeing as lot of the same hair trends and of course some carrying over from last years shows. The main feel of hair is beautiful uncomplicated looks. We also seeing plaits, 60’s beehives, sleek hair, fringes and textured updo’s,ponytail’s, big hair and the blow dried beautiful hair is definitely back and lots of textured hair that is easy to create yourself you just need the right products. Invest in texturising sprays, lightweight hairsprays, styling creams, lightweight hair wax and of course mousse.

Here are some of the hair looks we have seen in the recent Autum/Winter Shows:

1) Blow dry hair with a paddle brush in the direction of the pony tail to endure hair is smooth or ghd hair and then apply gel to sleek the hair back. Tie hair into a secure ponytail and take a small piece and wrap around the hair band and secure into place.

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2) Fringes are back in a big way if you don’t have a fringe and you want to try out the trend invest in a clip in fringe.

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3) To achive the 60’s hair blow dry hair and put into rollers. Leave in for as long as possible. Lightly dust a mattyifying powder into the roots to add volume. tease hair section by section at the roots from the crown. Take the front sections and pin back and then create a chignon at the back with the remainder of the hair.

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4) To achieve the big wavy hair spritz hairspray all over the hair take inch sections and tong using a small tong to create a tight curl and pin the curl. Tong the hair three quarters of the way up then tong the top section using a larger tong. Leave the hair in for as long as possible. Take pout the hair smooth the top with a tiny amount of hair cream and then brush out the hair to create big way hair.

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5) Blow dry the hair with a paddle brush backwards using a styling cream. Tie hair up into a ponytail, take a small section and wrap around the band and pin in place. Tease the ponytail fold under and secure with pins. Lightly spritz with hairspray.

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6) Create a side parting, wet hair and then apply gel throughout.

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7) Apply a styling cream to the hair, taker sections and plait the hair all the way past the nape of the neck and secure with a band. (Probably easier to have someone create this look.)

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8) Spritz hair with hair spray using a tong create texture throughout the hair,. take random section and loosely wrap around the tong to create movement. Take a section from easch side and plait and then securely pin at the back of the head.

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9) Apply mousse to hair and blow dry using a large barrel brush. Put hair into velcro rollers and leave in for as long as possible. Add more heat with the hair drayer and spritz with hair spray. Take out rollers and brush hair. To create more movement in the front take sections and tong.

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10) Split hair into 3 sections, spritz each section with hairspray and then plait each section. Apply a ghd to each plait to create heat. Leave in for as long as possible and then take out plaits, create a centre parting and smooth the top with a tiny amount of styling cream.

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11) Ghd hair straight. Take top section in a triangle to the crown and pin out of the way. Apply gel and section the middle part of the hair and make into a pony tail. Take the top section of the hair apply gel  and smooth hair back and pin into place.

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12) Apply mousse to the hair and blow dry with a large paddle brush. Brush the hair back and make a side ponytail. Take sections of the ponytail and pin into place.

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Hope you enjoy the post.

So earlier in the week I posted the looks so far from New York fashion week. As the shows are coming to a close here are some more beautiful hair and make up looks. Some trends have continued over from the Spring/Summer shows such as the centre parting hair, buns and textured hair and for make up the flawless beautiful skin and pops of colour on the lips.


For this beauty shoot for Seventeen Magazine SA it was all about hair looks. There are so many ways to achieve waves and a lot of tongs on the market to help you achieve them.

For the girl on the left I spritzed the hair with a heat protector and then hair spray so that the waves would last. To achieve the wave I used the Babyliss Wave Envy tong, take one inch sections of hair don’t tong from the root but start a quarter of the way down and apply the tong to the hair for 15/20 seconds. I sectioned the hair so that I could easily work my way up. Once I finished tonging the hair to create the volume I sprinkled the Osis Dust it powder into the roots and all over the hair and worked the hair with my hands to achieve the look I needed.

For the girl on the right I spritzed her hair with heat protector and hair spray then pin cirled her hair using a Babyliss 19mm tong . I sectioned the hair taking 1 inch pieces of hair wrap the hair around the tong for 20 seconds the pinned in place. I did this all the way up to the top of the head. Leave the hair in pin curls as long as you can preferably 30 minutes, I only took her hair down once make up was done and we were ready to shoot.

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