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Things they forgot to teach us about natural hair

by: Lufuno Ramadwa - 7 December 2016

Things they forgot to teach us about natural hair

Naturalistas have found modern ways to keep their afros growing, and are sharing their secrets with with the world, so everybody can flourish. As much as these naturalistas have taught me, there are a few things they have not really considered. So I asked a few ladies with afros to help with some kinks and coils...

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This designer is sharing Cape Flats memories through jewellery

by: Mandy Alexander - 24 November 2016

This designer is sharing Cape Flats memories through jewellery

Stacy Beukes (29) is a Cape Town-based jewellery designer, whose jewellery gives life to stories from her neighbourhood in the Cape Flats. Her jewellery creates a visual nostalgia of life in coloured communities like Grassy Park. After Stacy finished her degree in jewellery design, all she wanted to do was empower others in her community...

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Meet the 27-year-old Joburg barber behind your favourite celebs’ fresh haircuts

by: Gabriela Mc Gowan - 29 July 2016

Meet the 27-year-old Joburg barber behind your favourite celebs’ fresh haircuts

Hip-hop and kwaito tunes boom out of a grey brick building with graffiti-splashed walls and a zinc roof. A red, white and blue barber’s pole outside is a dead giveaway of what lies behind these walls – Legends Barbershop. We’re in Zone 6 in Soweto, where 27-year-old entrepreneur Sheldon Tatchell, has just opened his third...

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Lips on fleek – 3 young women on their love for lipstick

by: Goabaona Mathibe - 17 February 2016

Lips on fleek – 3 young women on their love for lipstick

Since ancient Mesopotamian times, lipstick has always been a part of women’s lives – changing shapes, shades and shimmers as time went by. Lipstick is the “pick-me-up” when I’m down” that only requires a dig in the handbag. Some might believe that it’s a waste of time, but it is an essential for those who...

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7 fashion trends we loved in 2015

by: Lethabo Bogatsu - 9 December 2015

7 fashion trends we loved in 2015

As we wind down to the end of the year, we look back at our favourite fashion trends of 2015.   Flower crowns We love Frida Kahlo for her artistic brilliance and honest emotions. But we are also in awe of her sense of style – particularly the flower crowns. We’ve seen flower crowns adorning...

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5 celebrities who’ll make you want to rock a head wrap

by: Ayabulela Zisile - 20 November 2015

5 celebrities who’ll make you want to rock a head wrap

It’s Head Wrap Day today, November 20th, a day for uniting all the sistas around the world to embrace their diversity. We’re encouraging you to do the same and crown your head. And as inspiration here are five celebrities who wear them best. Thembi Seete A photo posted by thembiseete  (@thembiseete) on Sep 24, 2015...

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Watch our latest eNCA news insert about beauty contests

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 2 October 2015

Watch our latest eNCA news insert about beauty contests

Our latest in the series of youth news reports for the eNCA news channel focuses on beauty contests. Do they promote the idea that women should only be valued for their appearances? Live SA contributor, Kgorula Bitterhout, interviews beauty contestant Tshepiso Mokgodi, beauty pageant judge Rachel Watson, feminist writer Della Gwala and members of the...

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Madness is yet to bloom #StopTheNonsense

by: Thapelo Mosiuoa - 11 September 2015

Madness is yet to bloom #StopTheNonsense

Renowned thespian, danseur, chanteur and philosopher Christopher Maurice Brown once said, while announcing the coming of spring “Why would I ever turn my back on what we had? Oh girl you always bring that first day of Spring”. With the dreaded Game of Thrones-esque winter finally coming to an end we will once again be...

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Young person to watch: Karabo Mokoena

by: Rebabaletswe Shai - 13 July 2015

Young person to watch: Karabo Mokoena

I was at a party in the East of Johannesburg some time ago where the place was filled with interesting young people. But only one person left a lasting impression on me, even though I hardly said a word to her the whole night, because of her gorgeous hair. I later found out that her...

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When beauty really goes skin deep

by: Morwesi Ndlovu - 2 April 2015

When beauty really goes skin deep

A 22-year-old woman in the United Kingdom was infected with HIV after a seemingly hygienic manicure using standard tools and liquids. This is a rare case and definitely shocking. By not following up on how hygienic the tools we use in salons can put our lives in danger. Do you bother asking yourself just how...

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