Gilbert Mofubelu has been my amazing hair stylist since 2014 when I first met him over at Spoilt Hair for a hair makeover feature for Cape Town My Love.
I fell in love instantly, not just because he’s an absolute magician when it comes to colour and sexy cuts, but also because he’s simply just one of the loveliest people I now have the pleasure of knowing.
Now when it comes to maintaining my hair, I’m really not the best. I get so sucked into my day-to-day that by the time I wake-up realising that an update is waaaaaay overdue, I already look like one of those women they used to drag onto the Oprah show for makeovers.
Luckily Gilbert is great at prodding me with “it’s time!!” messages to avoid me looking like a hot mess for too long. The weekend before last I popped in at his new studio space within Hair on Kloofnek which is super cute:
Gilbert suggested that we have a bit of fun by going a bit lighter and then doing a “balayage” which is a technique for highlighting the hair by painting the hair dye on in a way that creates a graduated, natural-looking effect. Knowing that I’m in the best hands possible, I was extremely excited to get started…
After a quick treat Joico treatment, shampoo & conditioning, Gilbert cut my hair into fresh new layers before proceeding with a sleek blowdry to see the balayage in full effect.
The lighting in the salon wasn’t up to selfie standards, so I gave it another bash once I got to my car:
A few washes in and the blonde pieces have become slightly more prominent – which is something Gilbert noted would happen, and I love it even more. I normally wear my hair sleek (because I’m absolutely useless at curling my hair) and just this past weekend I realised that the light in my apartment during “golden hour” hits my hair in just the right way to fully maximise the copper & blonde tones:
So ladies (and gents – Gilbert is a stylist to all), if you’re in need of a refresh, don’t look any further. Give Gilbert a call ASAP. He gets my vote for Best Stylist of the Year, every single year & I want to spread the Hair by Gilbert love as much as I can, because I know how great he makes you feel.
Of course we have to kick things off with the dreaded “before” photo… So here goes:
For bookings, take note of the following important details:
Address: Hair on Kloofnek, 16B Kloof Nek Rd, Gardens
Contact number: 021 422 2270 / 69
** Ask for Gilbert (of course)!
Hey there, may I inquire as to how much this cost you?
Hi Jenny! It’s best to give Gilbert a call and discuss what you want with him directly as it will vary from person to person. He’s absolutely lovely. You can contact him via Hair on Kloof on 021 422 2270 / 69. Or via email: email@example.com Tell him you found him here on my blog. 🙂