You can’t help being swept away by the energy that is ChianoSky. Her breathy voice and sweet attitude make everyone feel like her best friend. And that’s to say nothing of her talent. Full disclosure: we saw success in her future when we celebrated her talent and promise with a 2012 GLAMOUR Women of the Year award in the ‘Next Big Thing’ category.
Since then, Chiano, 24, has recorded three albums, released the hit ‘Aunty’ featuring hip-hop artist Kid X, knocked it out of the park on numerous red carpets, and appeared in the Pharrell Williams ad campaign for Woolworths.
Here, ChianoSky shares her best style and beauty secrets.
My style icons It’s a toss-up between the amazing Gwen
Stefani and Marilyn Monroe.
The advice I live by Be responsible for the energy you bring to the table, and the energy you let into your life.
The hair disaster I learnt from Never cut your own fringe!
The hair product I can’t live without I love the Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Keratin Intensive Treatment (R365).
My makeup must-have
I like to carry shimmer wherever I go, so you’ll always find Gerard Cosmetics BB Plus Illumination Facial Creme (R595) in my bag.
My body pampering thrill I adore rose essential oil, and add about four drops to my bath water. It helps soften my skin and it leaves a lovely, romantic scent behind.
My hair-magic find When
I want lots of extra texture and thickness, Tigi Bed Head Small Talk 3-In-1 Thickifier (R139) is simply fantastic.
My hair colour rule I used to have super long hair, but since dyeing it red, the ends need extra care, so
I use serums regularly.
** Read all about what Chiano’s hairstylist and a close friend have to say about her in the latest issue of GLAMOUR SA; in stores now.