Inspiration for that hair makeover
Spring means a time for change. It means reinventions and trying something new. What better way to reinvent yourself than with a new hairstyle? Make this the spring of stepping outside your box and you might just be surprised and discover a whole new side of yourself!
Battling with hair-spiration? You’ve come to the right place! From maphondo to one centimetre length, these South Africa looks are hot this season.
The really short
South African women are mentioned on an India Arie song about hair. In it she sings, “You can shave it all off like a South African beauty.” It’s true, South African women don’t shy away from the scissors; from Abashanti to Pearl Modiadie’s most recent cut.
The very big
As they say, the bigger the hair, the closer to heaven. Big hair has taken many forms for South African women, from the natural to the natural-looking, and it’s all beautiful!
Whether you call the style bantu knots or maphondo, it’s often an unexpected treat. Commonly used for transitioning or bedtime, many young women are now embracing it as a daily style.
The androgynous haircut or style disregards all that we know about femininity and masculinity. Think of chiskop or the return to the German cuts made famous by Chicco Twala and Rebecca Malope.
From extra-long braids, double-digit inches of weave, to dreadlocks that have been decades in the making, there are many ways South African women attain long hairstyles.
What new hairstyles are looking forward to trying?
– Featured image via Everyday People Stories