Beyond Basics: Shaving, Microbraids and Colors

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A shift from the mainstream.


This summer, the heat should be the least of your worries as hairstylists have come up with extremely cool hair trends: shaving, microbraids, and fascinating hair colors. These hairstyles have taken over.

1. Shaving 

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Shaving is not just a hairstyle, it’s a statement. A lady’s beauty is not measured by the length of her hair. If you’re feeling ballsy shave your head completely. If not, shave a part. Your head is a stencil; make it a masterpiece.

Sahar Al-Nasser, a Saudi hairstylist, learned the art of shaving. She is a young pioneer who acquired her skills from a workshop in Dubai and two years of practice; from the basics like how to hold the scissors perfectly to studying different types of equipment and face shapes. Grateful for the constant support of her parents, she hopes to achieve a Masters in hairstyling and starting her own salon.

Contact Info: 

Instagram: zay.shave

Mob: +966 545546169

2. Hair Coloring 

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The hair coloring game gets better. Bold, daring and bright hair colors tend to give you a new personality and make you feel more confident.

From cinnamon to platinum, Michelle Carey does it all. She is a licensed hairstylist from Paul Mitchell School. This American cosmetologist, who resides in Riyadh, is more than just a stylist. She is passionate about making people happy and satisfied by playing with their hair.

The best thing about her: she knows how to give you the color you want without damaging your hair. Besides, she makes the sessions fun.

Michelle Tips:

  • Washing colored hair with cold water won’t shed as much pigment as compared to hot water.
  • Take a shower every other day. It’s best for all hair type.
  • While bleaching, take it slow and know of what to expect. Besides, don’t forget ‘Olaplex’.

Contact info:

Email: Monica184@hotmail.com

Instagram: Haircologist

3. Micro-Braid

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To be honest, braiding is one of the best ways to deal with frizz or an oily scalp. By adding color and lengthy extensions to your hair, you can make your braids look unique. The process is long but totally worth it. There’s bound to be some tugging, but your hair will always be on fleek.

Asma, a Riyadhi hairstylist, has aced the braid game. She makes the process fun and gets through it quickly.

DR TIP: These braids can last two months as they are somewhat permanent, but not more.

Contact info:

Mob: +966 551586682

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Saudi Women Who Made a Mark

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September 26th, 2017 made history in Saudi Arabia and the world, when King Salman lifted the ban on women driving.


Few years prior in 2011, King Abdullah had granted women to vote, stand for local elections and to participate in the Shura Council. We need to honor Saudi’s womanhood: the challenges, the odds and reaching what thought to be beyond limits.

Bayan Mahmoud Al Zahran

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The country’s first female participating lawyer, who opened an all-female practice.

Haifaa Al Mansour

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Known as the first Saudi filmmaker, she was able to enter the Oscars for her movie ‘Wadjda’ to make it Saudi Arabia’s first entry.

Somayya Jabarti

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2014’s Saudi Gazette new editor-in-chief to write her name in history as the first female ever to take control over one of Saudi Arabia’s newspapers’.

Raha Moharrak

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Conquering many mountains including Mount Everest, the first female and the youngest Arab who raise the green flag of ours.

Hind Al-Zahid
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The first Saudi woman executive of Dammam Airport, not to mention the head of Businesswomen Center at the Eastern Province Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Fatimah Baeshen

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Working abroad and getting on the top of the game to be the first spokeswoman ever for the Saudi embassy in Washington, US.

And the list with no doubt will keep growing where the success of one is the success of us all as women and a nation.

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