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

Cheap and chic: Affordable skincare products that feel expensive

Who doesn’t love an affordable skincare buy? While we’ve convinced ourselves that we absolutely need to have all the fancy, expensive skincare products – think Instagrammable packaging, whipped textures and floral scents – sometimes they can be underwhelming and are only nice for show. Fortunately, there’s an alternative: Affordable skincare products that look, feel and perform like … Continue reading Cheap and chic: Affordable skincare products that feel expensive

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

Celebrity hairstylist David Gillson’s tips for upping your hair care routine in self-isolation

Your manicure has practically picked itself off. Your skin is crying out for its monthly facial. And as for your roots? Well, let’s just saying they’re growing faster than your indoor plants. Welcome to self-isolation, baby! While you’re practisingself-isolation, especially from your hairstylist, it also means adapting to new ways of hair maintenance. We spoke to … Continue reading Celebrity hairstylist David Gillson’s tips for upping your hair care routine in self-isolation