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Miss SA finalists booted for having tattoos

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One would assume tattoos have become the accepted fashion style in modern day society, with celebrities and media personalities giving it a style edge. In recent years there have also been quite a number of debate both in the corporate and religious world of what image is portrayed by tattoos, especially the very prominent ones.

On Tuesday, a controversial pour of tweets hit twitter with millions of people airing their views on the unanimous decision of the Miss SA board to disqualify three of the contestants based on them having tattoos.

One of the disqualified models from Cape Town says she is ‘shocked and a little disappointed’, despite knowing the rules which were part of entering the contest but one would also wonder if there was no screening process before the models were announced as finalists.

Kelly Davids, the 26 year old model, said she had hoped that her 5cm tattoo could pass the rules of the pageant.

“I know the entry form said no visible tattoos. But my tattoo is so small and most times it can’t be seen unless my hair is tied up.

Her tattoo – a west African symbol for endurance and prosperity on the back of her neck – was spotted by organizers when her hair was tied up. Davids was disqualified from the peagent alongside Northern Cape’s Altina Vries and Port Elizabeth’s Aseza Matanzima.

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The three have been replaced by Kirsten Hornby of Ruimsig in Roodepoort, Ntsiki Mkhize of Kliprivier in Midvaal, and Port Elizabeth’s Tegan Goldman. Organisers of the Miss South Africa pageant say they stand by their decision to ban three finalists because of their tattoos, as this breaks one of the competition’s long standing rules.

In an official statement, the organisers said: Three of the Top 24 semi-finalists in the Miss South Africa Pageant have been disqualified once it came to the attention of the organisers and sponsors that they had not met the criteria as stipulated on the entry form rules by having a visible tattoo. They are Kelly Davids and Altina Vries, of the Western Cape, and Aseza Matanzima of the Eastern Cape. The organisers feel it’s very unfortunate that they had to lose three beautiful young women in this way. Miss South Africa’s Claudia Henkel says although Aseza Matanzima had declared during her on-camera interview that she had a tattoo, she did not indicate that on her application form.

Henkel says the judges only learnt of this last week.

Speaking to Ukhozi FM yesterday, Matanzima claimed that during the entry process she had mentioned that she did have a tattoo and the organisers had no issues with it. But when it was time to go through to the semi-finals she was reprimanded.
Matanzima felt it was unfair that she was dismissed for a tattoo. Currently studying as a Chartered Accountant, she felt that if she can get the job done why be stopped just because she has a tattoo.

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Why Skin Loves Rooibos

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One of South Africa’s experts on Rooibos, Dr Jeanine Marnewick from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, is leading the field in research into the health benefits. She has looked into the effect of the high levels of antioxidants and polyphenols in Rooibos on a condition called “oxidative stress” in the cells of the body. Oxidative stress is essentially an imbalance between the production of free radicals – an unstable molecule of oxygen – and the ability of the body to use antioxidants to counteract or detoxify their harmful effects. The more free radicals that are active, the greater the likelihood of developing diseases, such as heart disease, inflammation, chronic fatigue and cancers.

Rooibos, particularly the green extract used in African Extracts skin care, is extremely high in antioxidants. Dr Marnewick’s research led to a finding that drinking six cups of rooibos tea a day would help reduce heart disease, while other recent findings in Spain show that antioxidants in rooibos help prevent the storing of fat cells in and around the liver and other organs.

While very few human trials have been done on the effects of rooibos extract on the skin, research findings at Stellenbosch University have shown that green rooibos extract plays a role in preventing the development of skin cancer and delays the onset of malignant tumours. Dr Tandeka Magcwebeba, who conducted the study as part of her doctorate in Biochemistry, found that rooibos extracts help stop the multiplication of cancerous cells and cause them to become inactive.

Dr Marnewick, speaking at the launch on African Extracts Advantage range, says there’s no reason why the benefits of drinking Rooibos tea should not extend to use on the skin. She recommends this remedy for sunburned skin: Run a lukewarm bath and throw in a handful of Rooibos teabags. Wait several minutes for the Rooibos to infuse the water and relax while this South African treasure works its magic.

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Johannesburg’s coolest Barber Shop

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Bonafide Barbers, located at 66 6th Street in Parkhurst, Johannesburg recently underwent a few changes at their new shop in Parkhurst to accommodate customers a little better.

“We really needed a reception area from where we could welcome our clients as they arrived” said owner Monique Fleming. “Our shop is getting steadily busier which created the need for another skilled barber and more work stations.”

The barber shop now offers three functioning barber areas (with room for a fourth) to serve customers and can accommodate haircuts, shaves and beard trims of any ethnicity.

To have a look at their upgraded facilities, check out the video :

Bonafide Barbers opened in January of 2016 next to Urban Grind Roasters. They have two barbers on hand; Morgs Price (The Sinister Barber) and Bernadette Kruger (Barber Bern), along with their newest recruit and trainee, Linwill Adams (LL). The barber shop specialises in men’s haircuts, hot towel shaves, beard trims, ladies cuts, beard grooming and even hair graffiti. Complimentary coffee from Urban Grind is offered to each and every customer.

They also stocks the full range of award winning Bonafide Beard grooming products including beard oil, beard balm, cleansing bars and beard brushes along with various other hair care products by EVO.

The shop is open to all and anyone willing to visit can book appointment on Bonafide Barbers website or using their app ”. The app makes bookings super convenient for you. Although appointments are highly recommended, walk-ins are also accommodated where possible.

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5 Bridal Hair Tips You Can’t Walk Down the Aisle Before Knowing

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Congratulations on your big and extremely special day wife-to-be. The stress and excitement of planning your wedding should be the best experience of your life and you deserve every minute of it. From venue booking and decor arrangements to picking bridesmaids and choosing a cake, the adrenaline keeps intensifying. The last thing you need to stress about is the state of your hair too. So, here’s a quick guide to ensure while you take care of the necessary wedding preparations that your precious tresses are well maintained and beautiful on your big day.

  1. It is important to take excellent care of your hair before your trial and wedding day. This will ensure that your hair is shiny and healthy before having to endure numerous salon services like chemical or thermal styling which might compromise the health of your hair. Hairhouse Warehouse’s OSMO range is a good place to start searching for salon professional at-home treatments to try out.
  2. Give yourself enough time to plan your best wedding hairstyle. This means a few months before your wedding. Book your hair services in advance especially if you are getting married in peak wedding season. Stylists might be fully booked if you wait until too late to get a booking. This will also be the perfect time for you to start collecting photographs of your wedding hairstyle too.
  3. About four to six weeks before your wedding, book your hair trim. Avoid going for a dramatic change right before your big day. The last thing you need is the disappointment of not being able to go for the hairstyle of your choice. Remember, if you professionally straighten or curl your hair to do it at least a month before your wedding. This will give it ample time to relax and be wedding day hairstyle ready.
  4. If you thinking when’s the right time to touch-up on your colour and cover that grey hair, if you have any, it is at least two weeks before you walk down the aisle. On your trial and wedding day ensure you have clean and dry hair with no product build-up. Avoid using leave-in conditioner especially on that morning. You would also like to stay away from any product that might weigh your hair down.
  5. Make sure you have allocated plenty of time for your stylist to work his or her magic on your wedding day, especially if you have long hair. You might take this lightly, but remember to wear a button front shirt or dress before going for your final wedding hairstyle. You’ll thank yourself for not risking any damage to your best hairdo, ever!

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