Gettin’ my balayage on with Hair by Gilbert

by Karisa

So this year has been a pretty exciting one hair wise, and that’s all thanks to the incredible Gilbert Mofubelu from Hair By Gilbert. He’s taken me from drab brunette to balayage queen and now I simply don’t know how I will ever live without him in my life. 🙂

For those not familiar with the term balayage – it’s a technique for highlighting hair in which the dye is painted on in such a way as to create a graduated, natural-looking effect

We recently decided to be a little braver & go a lot blonder… eeek, a little nerve-wracking, not gonna lie, but now that I’ve had some time to get used to it, I really love the blonder me.  In fact, I may even go blonder still (something which Gilbert is keen on trying).

This is what we were working with as the before – a little bit of a copper vibe, darker at the top with some blonde bits on the ends:

And so the process began:

High energy… hour 1…  That lighting made my hair look a lot more “coppery” at the roots than it actually was…

Things starting to get interesting…

Pulling in some backup resources…  as the saying goes “nothing worthwhile is every easy” 😉

It took a good couple of hours to finish off the colour side of things, then a quick sexy layered cut & blowdry… And finally, the end result:

Love how it looks even blonder at certain angles…

In need of your own summer hair makeover?  Then get in touch ASAP!  Gilbert truly is the best when it comes to colour & balayage techniques and I always leave there feeling & looking like a million bucks.  Also, he is literally one of the loveliest, warm people I know & I just know you’ll love him to bits too.

For bookings, take note of the following:

Address:  Hair on Kloofnek, 16B Kloof Nek Rd, Gardens
Contact number: 021 422 2270 / 69

ALSO – you can catch Gilbert every Thursday evening at 17:30 on KykNet’s new hit show Mooimaak where he’s part of a dream team that does the most incredible makeovers:

Do check it out!



Jenny Jan 19, 2018 - 2:57 pm

Hi there, may I ask how much this cost you?

Karisa Jan 21, 2018 - 9:33 am

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: Tell him you found him here on my blog. 🙂


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