Hairstyles of the rich and famous – for your inspiration

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Boity Thulo, third from left, back row, as Mpho in Rockville
Boity Thulo, third from left, back row, as Mpho in Rockville
Image: Mzansi Magic

Showmax is the perfect accessory to your next trip to the salon. Get some hairstyle inspiration from these fierce females who have awesome style.

Boity Thulo

Do yourself a favour and scroll through Boity’s Instagram pictures: her hairstyles are impeccable, from pretty pink short hair to a sleek ponytail that accentuates her facial features.

See more of Boity’s hairstyles in the soap opera Rockville, which is about two families embroiled in an unending feud. It also features South Africa’s sweetheart Connie Ferguson, another hair icon to emulate. Watch now »

Kim Kardashian 

Kim Kardashian (centre)
Kim Kardashian (centre)
Image: NBC

Telling people you don’t keep up with the Kardashians and expecting some sort of applause is not cute anymore. If you’re looking for something trendy, Keeping Up with the Kardashians is exactly the kind of show to watch in the salon because Kim Kardashian is basically a walking hair mural.

She’s debuted several hairstyles that have gone viral in seconds – from her straight and sleek Pocahontas hair to her most recent platinum blonde Khaleesi do. Here is a woman who can do anything to her hair and make it work. Seasons 1 to 12 are on Showmax, with season 13 arriving in December. Watch now »

Issa Rae

Issa Rae in Insecure
Issa Rae in Insecure
Image: HBO

Issa Rae may be that awkward black girl in Insecure but if there’s one thing about her that never disappoints, it’s her versatile natural hair. Whether it’s the faux-hawk look, a twisted crown or chic puffs and cornrows, Issa slays it all.

She also proves that throwing in a little bit of colour gives her hair the “groove” it needs to get men with full beards like Daniel looking her way. After all, her personal hairstylist is none other than the hair whisperer Felicia Leatherwood. If you feel Issa’s short natural hair, go ahead, watch Insecure and steal it, girl. Watch now »

Zoe Kravitz

Zoe Kravitz in Big Little Lies
Zoe Kravitz in Big Little Lies
Image: HBO

Zoe Kravitz’s hair has always had a life of its own – quite bohemian, a quality she brings to the Emmy-winning HBO miniseries Big Little Lies as free-spirited yogi Bonnie Carlson. And there she goes again with those washed-up bohemian braids of hers.

If you are looking for a bold but classy hairstyle, keep an eye on Kravitz; she’ll even teach you a thing or two about dancing with your hips. Watch now »

Nandi Madida

Nandi Madida in The Road
Nandi Madida in The Road
Image: Mzansi Magic

Nandi Madida’s short hair is a work of art, from her tapered haircuts to the fashionable head wraps of which we can’t get enough. To copy some of her gorgeous hairstyles, catch her as Zokuthula in The Road, an epic love story where the past and the present collide. Watch now »

Hilary Duff 

Hilary Duff, fourth from left, in Younger
Hilary Duff, fourth from left, in Younger
Image: Endemol

Light-hearted romcom Younger is a breath of fresh air, and it’s given us Josh and Charles and their chiseled jaw lines. But it has also brought us Kelsey Peters (Hilary Duff), whose entire wardrobe belongs in a fashion museum.

Does anyone ever notice her hair, though? It’s anyone’s guess what those fancy hairstyles she rocks are called, but there’s definitely a cute braided ponytail in the mix somewhere.

Also, Liza Miller as a 40-year-old mom pretending to be a 26-year-old brings her own share of millennial hairstyles to make you look younger. So, go ahead and watch Younger at your next salon visit: Kelsey Peters approves. Seasons 1 to 4 are first and only on Showmax. Watch now »

A few honourable mentions...

  • Kgaugelo Madisha as Thato in The Virgin Vegan, a fabulous short South African film on Showmax. Watch now »
  • Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green on Friends, who had a whole hairstyle named after her. The full boxset of Friends is on Showmax. Watch now » 
  • Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, whose short haircut makes her look 10 times more evil on Game of Thrones. Seasons 1 to 7 are on Showmax. Watch now »

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