1. Braid Brigade
Celebrity Inspiration: Beyoncé Knowles
Winter weather can be harsh on your hair, making it dry, brittle and damaged. Your best defence is a protective style: A low maintenance hairdo that looks cute, is practical for a busy lifestyle, and also combats hair breakage. Braiding is a great protective style, and cornrows like Queen Bey’s are a quick alternative to hours in the stylist’s chair. Visit our professional HairCity stylists at your nearest branch for your winter braids. And if you can’t stand the thought of committing to one style for weeks, or sitting in a chair for hours, try one of our Braid Lace Wigs (available from R1049).
2. Dreadlocks of Love
Celebrity Inspiration: Nomzamo Mbatha
Hairstyle: Faux Dreadlocks
If you’ve ever wanted a head full of dreadlocks, now you can with faux dreads. We love this new and trendy addition to protective styling, and the celebs do too – from Ciara, to Rihanna and local ladies like Thando Thabethe and Terry Pheto too. But we love the look most on Nomzamo, who seemed to have fun with her newfound (albeit temporary) image. HairCity is right on trend with our variety of colours, and expert stylists who can help with installation.
3. Short & Sweet
Celebrity Inspiration: Nomuzi Mabena
Hairstyle: Short Fingerwave
If you’re bold enough to brave the winter cold in a short ‘do, then how about a sleek and stylish update for the season? We love Nomuzi’s bold take on the classic fingerwave that first gained popularity in the roaring 1920s. This simple style is both edgy and sophisticated, and a great way to update a short hairstyle without making any drastic changes. Try this trend out with the Deja Wig Cap (R840), or book an appointment with our expert HairCity stylists to get Moozlie’s look.
4. Colour Change
Celebrity Inspiration: Jessica Nkosi
Hairstyle: Golden Blonde
Changing your hair colour is a quick and easy update that’s easy to maintain and doesn’t involve a long-term commitment. A drastic colour change will instantly update your look, and turn dull winter days around. If you’re not feeling too bold, go for ombre extensions that are only dip-dyed at the ends; or try a colourful wig from our wide range available online at haircity.co.za. If it’s a colour treatment you want, then it’s best to trust the professional as this can be a tricky task that can cause damage to your hair if done incorrectly.
5. Talk about Texture
Celebrity Inspiration: Solange Knowles
Hairstyle: Afro Texture
The trend towards natural hair is gaining in popularity daily as more African women embrace the natural textures our hair comes in. Afro-textured hair like faux ‘fros and tight-curl extensions are the perfect alternative to straight and sleek weaves, and a great way to fake your ‘fro until it actually grows. Solange is the undisputed queen of textured hairdos, from the sky-high to the wide and wonderful. Try a 70s-style afro like the 100% Human Hair Bubble Pink Wig (R1149), or the Trivia Wig (R1475) with a looser curl.
6. Crazy about Curls
Celebrity Inspiration: Bonang Matheba
Hairstyle: Curly Hair
Queen B loves a crown full of curls, and so do we! Full-bodied curly hair is a great way to beat the winter cold while looking fierce. Plus, you can pack away the straightening iron or curling wand, and simply revive your curls before you’re ready for the day. Copy B’s look with our Ariana Lace Front Wig (R1525) that’s made with Swiss lace and comfortable adjustable straps.