South African music scene: Hairstyles inspired by the best

If you’re looking for celeb hair inspiration, look no further than our very own SA musicians. Vibrant, confident and eye-catching are just a few ways we’d describe the epic hairstyles seen in our South African music scene.

We’ve put together a few of our fave looks that have been inspired by some of our fave South African artists. Check them out below.


Fringe & warm curls

South African music inspired hair: Curly fringe
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This is a pretty and punchy look that’s been rocked by the likes of South African singer, Shekinah. We love the addition of a fringe that makes the look soft and flirty, while the length of the cut gives it that edge.

To create a slight wet look and keep your style in place, apply some of the TRESemmé Volume & Lift Styling Mousse to the lengths of your curls.



Platinum hair inspired by South African musicians
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Sometimes albums and hair make it platinum. K.O, Yolandi Visser from Die Antwoord and Nasty C are just a few artists who have gone platinum with their hair. Whether it’s on short curls, a micro fringe or locs – this colour is one made for the greats.

Nourish your platinum strands with the Dove Nutritive Solutions Colour Care Shampoo and Conditioner to maintain the vibrancy of your colour for up to ten washes.


Pink braids

Woman with pink and blonde braids
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Plaint platinum not for you? These bright pink braids might be the splash of colour you’re looking for. Made iconic by Sho Majozi and her fiery style, long pink braids are a standout hairstyle. Wear them up in a high pony or down to whip your hair back and forth.


Brush cut & bearded

Brush cut and beard inspired by South African music scene
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Inspired by the likes of Cassper Nyovest, Dali Wonga and Black coffee – this brush cut and beard combo is legendary in the South African music scene. Keep the top and sides short and let your beard grow as long as you like.

For defined, moisturised hair, apply a small spray of the Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Hold & Shine Moisture Mist to your beard.


Braided fringe

Braided fringe and bead hairstyle
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A unique twist on a classic fringe. Singer, Busiswa has pushed the boundaries of fashion and hairstyling to inspire this braided fringe look. To accessorise your fringe use beads (like Busiswa), wrap it in colourful cotton, or pair it with your favourite clips.


Ombre twists & locs

Man with ombre twists hairstyle
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Lots and twists are great, but to elevate this hairstyle even further add some colour. Rappers Shane Eagle and AKA have both tried and tested this look. Create your ombre with a warm blonde or spice it up and use red and brown to create your ombre twists. Either way, this hairstyle will make you look fit for the SAMAs.

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