Skinsulation strategy: Beauty essentials you need this season

Hands up whose skin and hair is looking all dewy-fresh and juicy-plump right now? No one. That’s who. It’s officially the time when our complexions need a little TLC – especially if, like us, you’ve been overindulging in curling up by the fire with a glass of red wine. From cream cleansers and sleeping masks to scalp … Continue reading Skinsulation strategy: Beauty essentials you need this season

Love is in the hair: Tips, tricks and advice from David Gillson

Even if you’re not familiar with David Gillson’s name, you’ve likely seen his work. The Joburg-based hairstylist – and co-owner of Carlton Hair in Hyde Park and Melrose Arch as well as Issy’s in London – has a loyal following of high-profile celebrity clients and also tends to the manes of a growing list of … Continue reading Love is in the hair: Tips, tricks and advice from David Gillson

Oh hey, vacay: The ultimate travel beauty kit

We’re officially a couple of weeks into summer AKA holiday season and there’s no greater feeling than hitting ‘out of office’ on your work emails. If your bags aren’t already packed, you’re probably fantasising about which of your beauty products will be going into them once that time comes – from a supercharged skin serum to a … Continue reading Oh hey, vacay: The ultimate travel beauty kit

What’s new on our editor’s beauty desk this spring

A new season calls for a fresh set of beauty products, especially when that season is spring. From mix and match scents to a moisturiser that’s a non-invasive alternative to Botox, these are the brand-spanking-new products that are bringing us pure joy right now. We can’t and won’t shut up about them – grab them … Continue reading What’s new on our editor’s beauty desk this spring

It’s time for that much-need new ’do at the revamped blowdryco.

Joburg girls are known for their artfully rumpled hair, but make no mistake – unless you’re a dab hand with the old vented brush, blowdryco. is pretty essential to have in one’s little black book of beauty. At this newly revamped blow-dry bar in Parkhurst, the masterful stylists conjure that kind of easy insouciance and … Continue reading It’s time for that much-need new ’do at the revamped blowdryco.

The best products to shied icy blonde strands from damage and dullness

The world may never really know if blondes have more fun. But as a bottle blonde myself, I’ll be the first to tell you that it’s all fun and games – until you use the wrong haircare products. Using the wrong shampoo and conditioner just once can result in your colour being washed down the drain after spending … Continue reading The best products to shied icy blonde strands from damage and dullness