The “L” Word: choosing your hair LENGTH the right way!

Choosing hair length is very think when it comes to hair, says Sisi Nxumalo. “I never really knew what length to cut my hair until I cut it short. Then, I cut it a bit shorter and finally I cut my hair so short, that I knew I had gone too short”. That’s what the founder of Hair by Sisi, had to say when we asked her about choosing the best hair length for wigs or weaves.

If you are mulling over the length of your next weave or wig, here are top tips from Sisi to help you make the right decision.

Tip 1: Wig, wig… nudge nudge.

You never know until it’s on. So, before you chop away or invest in a 22” weave, come to our store and try on a wig from our Hair by Sisi range of wigs. This way, you’ll have a better understanding of what length complements your face shape, style and most importantly, your personality.

Tip 2: Let’s face it! 

When it comes to deciding on the length of your wig or weave, let your face be your guide. Choose a length that will accentuate your facial features, such as your eyes, cheeks, jawline and smile. Be careful not to overdo it as that could make you look less like yourself, and more like you’re using a warped-face filter on Snapchat. If you are still not getting it, then think balance. The length of your hair should “balance” out your features and the shape of your face.

If you have a long face like Jessica Nkosi, we suggest you avoid extremely short or long hair. Having either one will simply elongate your face even more. If you want length, then we suggest you add volume and width to the mix with our Malaysian Beach Bomb. This way, the length will balance the shape of your face.

Choosing hair LENGTH| Hair by Sisi Malaysian Beach Bomb
Hair by Sisi Malaysian Beach Bomb

If you have a short face (round or square) like Minnie Dlamini, the longer the better. However, don’t be afraid to do a pixie cut either as it’s always a safe choice for a face shape like yours.

If you have a square or rectangular face like Khanyi Dhlomo, then go for sweeping waves and curls as opposed to hard, straight lines. Our Indian Wave is your perfect match.

If you have a heart-shaped face like Siba Mtongana, hair length past your chin is the perfect fit for you.

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Lastly, if you have an oval-shaped face like Bonang Matheba, consider yourself lucky because your face shape is already considered to be “balanced”. So, go wild because any length will work for you.

Tip 3: Hair’s looking at you kid.

You only get one shot to make a great impression. When you walk into a room, one of the first things people notice about you is your hair, and they automatically make connotations based on it. So, we also recommend that you invest in a length that matches your environment and personality, for example, at work or at a party. There is nothing wrong with long or short hair, but one must be cognisant of the fact that hair length sends a specific message, so it is important to make sure your hair is saying what you want it to. Read our previous blog article titled ‘What Your Hair Says About You’.

Tip 4: Wear it with confidence 

Choosing the best hair length that you’ll enjoy and love, contains one last ingredient and that is confidence! So, whatever length you choose to wear your weave or wig, we say wear it with confidence and remember that no length has to be permanent. If you are uncertain, simply visit us and try on one of our wigs and test a different length for your next installation.

If you want to know more about our various hair types and lengths, visit our website or follow us on social media.

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Wearing hair for the professional environment

Wearing hair for the professional environment.

Wearing the correct hair for the professional environment is very important. This is mainly because first impressions last, so you have to make sure yours does too.

From the very moment you walk into your office or meeting, the way you look says a lot about your commitment to your craft and professionalism. It’s not just your fashion sense that speaks for you, but your hair too. 

If you’re feeling overwhelmed about choosing the perfect hair type or style that will turn heads in the workplace, Hair by Sisi is here to make it simple. If you’re looking for a hairstyle that completes your perfectly professional look, then read on. 

Here are 3 things you should know about ‘werking’ your hair in a professional environment:

1: Size matter

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A professional hairstyle is one that compliments and accentuates your face. So, avoid big curls that hide your face, bangs that cover your eyes or over-exaggerated volume.

We find that many of our professional clients, mainly in the finance and law industry, invest in the Hair by Sisi Peruvian Slick hair as this has a straight texture. Our clients also go with the Hair by Sisi Indian Wave hair, which has a low density, wavy texture.

2: Keep it simple

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As an occasionally time-starved business woman, you know that time is money. So when it comes to choosing professional looking hair we recommend that you choose something that requires minimal maintenance. This will give you more time to get the rest of your check-list done, rather than slaving away for hours in the morning trying to tame your mane. The Hair by Sisi wigs are a perfect get-up-and-go option for every professional woman. Our wigs are easy to wear, simple to store away, looks good and are very secure. Our promise is that they will not shift or fall off at all. It also looks presentable and has staying power.

3: Head and shoulders above the rest

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Hair by Sisi Peruvian Slick bob wig

According to research, there are reasons why professional women prefer shorter hair over long hair, and this dates back to over a century ago. Back then it was believed that long hair would get in the way of doing one’s job and so, shorter hair was suggested. However, fast forward to the twentieth century, head and shoulder length hair has become the length of choice within the professional working world, more so for its executive aesthetics and less for its hindrance in getting work done. Our recommendation for short hair with a professional finesse is the Hair by Sis Peruvian Slick 14”-16”. Not only will this length compliment your face, it will also give you versatility for your life outside the office. After all, all work and no play is a philosophy no woman, short hair or long hair, professional or junior, should follow.

For all your professional hair, or any other hair queries, be sure to visit our website or follow us on social media.

 

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What your hair says about you

What your hair says about you.

Have you ever wondered what your hair says about you? If you are a believer in letting your hair do the talking, they you need to make sure you hair is saying what you want it too.

Anyone who has worn great hair will know the difference between what good hair and bad hair will do for your confidence.  Hair is so much more than just a look, it can be a reflection, reinvention or a reinforcement of who you are.

Often your hair will speak for you, even when you don’t say a thing. If you know the power of first impressions you know that you only get one shot to make a great impression. One way of making a good impression is making sure your hair give people a certain message about who and what you are.

The world is always going to see someone with long, curly, blond hair differently to someone with a straight, brown hair. And even though your hair choice is intensely personal, it is also very public. In the wonderful world of hair, we know that we are able to change our hair as often as we want and easier than any other part of our body, but what does a change in hair means to the rest of the world.

What your hair says about you when it’s straight?

STRAIGHT HAIR MEANS BUSINESS

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Generally speaking, people with curly hair aren’t taken as seriously as people with straight hair. This is usually because straight hair is often thought of as more conservative and curly hair is seen as more casual. Curls also get more attention, so if it’s stares that you want, then curls are the answer.

What your hair says about you when it’s short?

SHORT IS STRONG

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A woman with short hair is generally perceived as confident, strong and has nothing to hide. However, perceptions of people with short hair versus those with longer hair vary according to gender. In general, men love long hair, because they believe it is sexy, but short hair is only perceived as being attractive on women who are slender and/or physically fit. Although both hairstyles can work in a professional environment, think of how you want to seen.

What your hair says about you when it’s long?

LONG HAIR CAN LOOK LESS PROFESSIONAL

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Even though many of us like the idea of long, silky hair, sporting long hair in a workplace environment may have subconscious consequences.

A previously mentioned, short hair is typically seen as less sexy, but more professional. A bob or shoulder length weave or wig (regardless of texture) will look more natural and could look as if it were your natural hair. If you are working in a traditional industry where males are the dominant gender (accountant, finance, law firms, business executive, banker etc), you want to come across as confident and professional but not threatening. Women with shorter hair will look more feminine, while still being able to fit in with men’s norms in the workplace. Long hair can make you appear youthful and sexy to some people, which can work in your favour, but more often than not will not. Try the Hair by Sisi Peruvian Slick 12″ hair for a professional and easy hair type.

What your hair says about you when it’s colored?

IT’S ALL IN THE TONE

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We all know the many stereotypes about blondes. They are usually viewed as sexy, full of energy but not necessarily rocket scientists. Brunettes, on the other hand, are viewed as mysterious but also considered sexy and seen a more serious than blondes. If you are in the entertainment industry you will definitely have fun being blonde. You will get more attention with hair that is brightly coloured, like red, however, it can say something about your confidence or lack thereof.  If you are in a more professional environment and you want a touch of colour, try highlights to soften up the darker, natural colour of your weave or wig.

What your hair says about you when it’s bright?

WILD SIDE

What your hair says about you.
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Those who sport non-traditional hair colours can come across as rebellious. Women with pink or red or blue hair are considered as those wanting to call attention to themselves. If you are an artist, actresses or aspiring YouTube stars, colour hair will definitely help you set yourself apart from the rest.  Unnatural hair colours are creative and youthful, but won’t go over well in a corporate environment.

What your hair says about you when it’s blonde?

GREAT HAIR IS THE BEST REVENGE

What your hair says about you.
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Need a big change, get new hair. Changing your hair could almost be seen as changing your identity. Whether you decide to dye your hair or shave it off, drastically changing your hair will make people see you in a different way. Changing your hair can also signal that you have yourself changed and that you are different from who you were before. Going through a big break up? Changing your hair will proclaim your identity.

What your hair says about you when it’s completely different?

CHANGE YOUR HAIR, CHANGE YOUR ATTITUDE

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Even though there aren’t any absolute rules about hair and no hair colour, texture or style has any inherent meaning, personal attitude is very important. It is not true that across time, across history and across nations, that everyone thinks blonde hair is sexy. Our notions of appropriate colour, type and style are always a reflection of a particular place and time. So, as long as you wear your hair the way you feel free, comfortable and confident, don’t let what people think of your hair matter more than your happiness and the way you choose to express yourself. Remember if your attitude and personality match your hair (weave, wig) you will wear your hair with confidence. Curly hair like the Hair by Sisi Cambodian Curl or the Hair by Sisi BlowOutKink Hair will always turn heads, so its attention you want, curly hair is the one.

If you want to know more about all things weaves and wigs, then check out our post in Glamour magazine.

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Golden Globes Hair 2018

Golden Globes Hair 2018 hair we go….

Golden Globes Hair 2018
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This last weekend at the Golden Globes, international stars strutted their stuff on the red carpet. Many celebrities donned all black as they stood together in protest against sexual assault and harassment perpetrated against women in the film and TV industry.  Although thing looked a bit sombre, black did help showcase the hair and makeup on the night. “Hair” are some of few of our best Golden Globes Beauties.

Viola Davis – Golden Globes Hair 2018

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Big hair, don’t care. Get this Viola Davis inspired hair with the Hair by Sisi BlowOut Coil wig or weave.

Issa Rae – Golden Globes Hair 2018

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Issa look. Sleek in the front, party at the back. If you want to pull of this do, make sure you use a texture that matches your natural hair (either the Hair by Sisi BlowOut Straight hair or the Brazilian Swirl hair) so that the slicked-back updo will look as real a possible.

Samira Wiley – Golden Globes Hair 2018

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When the hair gods say yes, no one can say no. If your natural hair is not long enough to convincingly pull off this style, then add some hair extensions and you are halfway there. BUT before you head out to buy some hair, remember one thing; your hair is only as good as the blend. With the correct texture match, anything is possible. Try using a texture that matches your natural hair (either the Hair by Sisi BlowOut Straight hair or the Brazilian Swirl hair).

Zoe Kravitz – Golden Globes Hair 2018

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Sometimes short, sweet and simple is all you need.

Octavia Spencer – Golden Globes Hair 2018

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Classic modern retro curls are always a winner. If you enjoy wearing a leave-out, then achieving this look is simple. The Hair by Sisi  Brazilian Swirl hair blends well with most Africa hair types, and the hair will hold a curl for about 5 days if you don’t wash or weave your weave hair.

Mariah Carey – Golden Globes Hair 2018

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Blonde is back. Although Mariah Carey has been blonde for as long as we can remember, golden locks are definitely on trend in 2018. If you don’t want to colour your natural hair, try any of the Hair by Sisi human hair weaves or wigs. Our hair is pure virgin human hair, which means the hair has never been coloured or chemically altered, so you can easily achieve the hair to the shade of blonde with suites you.

Kerry Washington – Golden Globes Hair 2018

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Make messy hair work. This side part lob (long bob) is a must try for everyone, it’s easy to wear with formal and casual, so it can be a bit of a got-to-wig type of hair. Achieve this look by choosing The Hair by Sisi  Brazilian Swirl hair, in a weave or a wig.

Susan Kelechi Watson – Golden Globes Hair 2018

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Rock a fro, wherever you go. Natural hair texture are very popular these days, so if you want hair that looks like your natural hair, try the Hair by Sisi BlowOut Kink hair. Although the hair can be worn as a weave, natural textures can be a lot of work, so to avoid putting in the labour, rather wear the hair in a wig unit.

 

We hope you are feeling inspired to do something different this 2018.

Happy Weaving xxx

Warming up to Summer

We are all gathered here today to finally say goodbye to winter but also to difficult hair days.

Ever noticed how winter changes your hair maintainance regime? As if the dry dull weather isn’t bad enough we have to deal with dry, frizzy, limp hair. But no need to dwell on the past, warmer temperature are definitely upon us, so say good bye to extreme hair care and hello to better hair days.

Summer holidays are just a few weeks away and we all know that before we change our hair do, we need at least a week or two to finalize our decision. So, before it’s too late, here are a few ideas on how to welcome summer with the perfect hair do.

Dare to be different?

30” weaves are so over done these days, not to mention the at hot as hell, so instead of looking like every other girl, why not stand out from the rest? A mohawk/undercut will definitely help showcase your individuality. It will definitely have heads turning, so choose wisely. If you are feeling particularly adventurous why not add some color to the tips of the hair.

Try an asymmetrical bob

Summer is the season for new beginnings, but if you’re not feeling a mowhak, then why not go short? A bob will always score points in the hair world, but an asymmetrical bob will add a bit of sass to your everyday bob.

Asymmetrical bob

Short ,sweet and sexy.

It’s amazing what a basic snip and cut can do to your appearance. Sometime woman just get 12″ in hair installed without getting it cut to their face shape. A basic cut will make the hair look even more natural, than simply installing the hair.

Trimmed bob

Something a little more elegant

For the ladies who like to keep it simple,  adding a bit of texture will make the world of a difference. A 12” shoulder length cut will look amazing on anyone who wants to look fresher faced this spring.

Elegant wavy bob

A pop of colour

For our more daring beweavers colour is always the answer. add some colour to your life this spring and you will definitely turn heads. Although it may seem scary but colour can boost your confidence. If you still unsure, star off off with burngurdey, blue/black before working your way up to the more bolder colours.

A touch of color bob wig blue

 

Happy Weaving XXX

 

The right hair for a traditional wedding

Summer is finally here, and everyone knows that summer equals wedding season!!

These days, people find themselves attending two weddings, a traditional and a white wedding, which usually happen on two different days and require two different outfits. By now you probably have an idea of which weddings you will be attending and what outfits you will be wearing, but what about your hair?

We all know what a nightmare it is to manage bad hair while trying to have a good time. At a wedding, your hair should be the least of your worries.

When attending a white wedding the most obvious choice is silky hair, and at a traditional wedding, most people choose to wear their natural hair, wear a doek or wear natural hair textures. But why stick to what is typical, why not wear what best works for you. Here are a few hairsprations to have you hair-ready for both traditional and the white wedding season.

If you are bridesmaids or a guest

Natural, not for you?Let’s face it, some Beweavers will never wear natural textures. So, what happens if you want your hair to look natural, but still want a silky look? Try the Hair by Sisi Cambodian Curl. This hair looks like natural hair because of its curl pattern, but it can also be worn silky straight, so you get the best of both world. Just remember to keep the hair short (12″-16″), if you want it to look closer to natural hair.

Want to keep it natural? Any of the Hair by Sisi Blowout hair types are the best option for traditional wedding. This is because when worn as a wig, the hair requires little to no maintenance, which means you can look fabulous without paying much attention to your hair. Remember that if you wear the hair as a sew-in, you will have to put in a little more work, as the maintenance will always increase when you are wearing a weave in comparison to a wig.


Remember, there is absolutely no reason why you can’t wear silky hair to a traditional wedding and natural hair textures to a white wedding. The choice is yours, so do what makes you happy. If you want to look fab on both the white and traditional wedding then and you don’t want to buy two different wigs or weaves, find your outfit first and then hair to match. This way you can still enjoy the hair long after the wedding. If you choose your hair first, you might struggle to find an outfit that will showcase your hair, without overpowering it or dimming its shine.

Hair for the Bride

If you are a bride, they honey, switch it up! It’s your big, the spotlight will be on you, so why not do what you want to do, and if that means two different types of hair, then go for it. If your traditional wedding is on the same day or the day after/before your white wedding then a Hair by Sisi custom wig unit is your best choice. Our custom wig units are made using a high tech wig cap which molds itself to your head shape, ensuring the best security. With a Hair by Sisi custom wig, you don’t have to worry about the wig shifting, moving or falling off. Simply put the wig on, line up your parting if you have one and you are ready to go. When you are done for the day, just take it off an onto the next. With two wigs, you don’t have to choose a dress to match your hair, but rather choose hair that will match your dress. If you indecisive a pop into the Hair by Sisi Hair Boutique and Installation Bar at 27 Boxes Melville for a free consultation ahead of the big day.

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Happy Weaving XXX

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