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South Africa
Media 24 Ltd
52 Issues

in this issue

1 min

HAIR is always a hot topic around the globe and our new magazine YOU Hair caters for everyone. The start of something new can be intimidating and exciting at the same time and it was thrilling watching this magazine come to life. We hope you love it as much as we do. The Duchess of Sussex graces our first cover and we look at how she’s gone from curly locks to long waves (page 4). There’s plenty of information on curl types on page 40, and styles for different types of hair on page 44. Our local Instagram stars wow us with their ever-changing styles on page 64, and we check out what fab looks South African women are showing off on page 56. It’s always a good idea to have an image…

9 min
duchess of style

THOSE glossy, chocolate-coloured waves have become as synonymous with Meghan Markle’s style as a grinning Prince Harry is on her arm. Come rain or shine, the Duchess of Sussex’s hair is never anything less than perfectly styled. And unlike her sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge, who is rarely seen out and about without her signature voluminous blowout, Meghan (37) isn’t afraid to experiment with her locks, whether they’re artfully coiffed into her favourite messy bun, or tumbling down her shoulders in exquisite waves. Of course, Meghan, who became a mom to baby Archie in May, wasn’t born with those straight tresses. In her younger years, the former Suits star could be seen sporting a halo of beautiful curls, inherited from her mom, Doria Ragland. Since her acting days though, Meghan has preferred…

1 min
styles she could try

Peter Matlala says he’d love to see Meghan with her natural curls. “Curly hair can be just as elegant as straight hair,” he says. “For instance, Lupita Nyong’o attends glamorous Hollywood events and always rocks her natural hair. “For Meghan, I would suggest an elegant updo with her natural hair or perhaps a four-strand French braid. “She could also use textured extensions that match her hair type and do a curly high ponytail with the sides slicked back with styling gel for an elegant finish (like Alicia Keys, right).” An alternative is a regal low ponytail with plenty of cascading curls and a side path as worn by Thandi Newton (far right). PICTURES: AFP/GALLO IMAGES, GALLO IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES, PAN MEDIA, SPLASHNEWS/GREATSTOCK…

1 min
meghan’s hair hacks

Before she was a royal, the then-actress let the blog for Birchbox, a company that puts together boxes of testers of various beauty products for women, try two of her favourite hair hacks. For frustrating frizz “For my flyaways, I spray hairspray on a small boar bristle toothbrush (a regular toothbrush also works great!) to lightly brush them down or smooth the hairline – this is especially good for a sleek bun (like below) when I’m off-camera.” The hair flip “There’s nothing like a hair flip! When my hair is feeling a little weighted, Sueann (Stewart-Green), my hair artist on (the Suits) set, has me bend forward and she sprays a little dry texturising spray or nothing at all. She then has me ‘flip back hard’ to give my hair a little…

5 min
star looks

Charlize Theron The actress made waves when she stepped onto the red carpet at the Oscars with a hot new colour and a sleek bob that accentuated her chiselled cheek-bones. Find a bob length and texture to suit your face shape. For a heart-shaped face opt for a longer cut that’s fuller at the bottom. If your face is rectangular or oblong, you’ll want to avoid a lob as this elongates the face. Square faces look great with asymmetric bobs and cuts that skim the shoulders, whereas a round face looks great with an angled or wavy bob. Oval shapes, like Charlize, can pull off nearly any cut, so go with what makes you happiest. TRY THESE Kerry Washington Is there no hairstyle this actress cannot pull off? She turned heads when she debuted…

3 min
make waves

Medium-length hair Actress Rose Byrne STEP 1 Apply a heat-protectant product to your hair and make a parting. Secure half your hair to one side to keep it out of the way while curling the other half. STEP 2 Comb through a small section of hair at the front. Bend this section of hair slightly from the root backward to make a C-shape. Put a heated hair straightener over the indent of the C and tap it (by opening and closing the tongs). STEP 3 Fasten a hair clip over the indent to keep it in place. STEP 4 Make another C-shape further along the same segment of hair, but this time make it face the opposite direction to the first C (in effect creating a wave shape). Again, put the straightener over the bend…