The top Googled beauty questions of 2016

Monday, 19 December 2016

The beauties who’ve been been with us us all along know that there’s no need to search randomly for beauty-related queries. You simply log on to BSA – the answers have been there forever. But here’s a handy crib list to the answers, in case you need a refresher course on Google’s global most searched terms of 2016.

How to do a fishtail braid?

Follow our easy-peasy guide here. There you have it – effortless chic in five easy steps!


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How to make hair grow faster?

Beautiful, lustrous hair needs more than a visit to the salon. A trip to your kitchen and a healthy diet are equally important. Here’s some useful reading for girls and guys:

6 ways you’re damaging your hair without even knowing it
Top tips to maintain your natural hair
The benefits of Biotin
Shaving and thicker hair growth


How to get the perfect eyebrow

How to shape eyebrows?

Get our guide on how to get the perfect eyebrow from start to finish here. And for guys, here’s how to tame those brows:
Taming beastly brows



How to curl hair?

Want sexy, wavy locks? Grab your hair straightner and follow the easy steps for date nights here. Nail a classic, romantic curl here and here and check a guide on what not to do to your fabulous natural curly hair below.

7 worst things to do to your curly hair


how to remove gel nails at home

How to remove gel nails?

To help you save a little bit of cash, we recommend removing them yourself at home before going for the next colour. Read how to remove them here.


How to clean your make-up brushes

How to clean make-up brushes?

Look after your make-up brushes and you may never have to replace a good quality set. Read our expert guide here.

How to apply concealer?

So what’s the deal with concealer? Find out here and then learn here how to conceal the correct way with Inglot.



How to get rid of bags under your eyes?

We explain the difference between puffiness and dark circles here and answer any other questions you may have here. For more from our experts at Skin and Heath Renewal and others read:

How sleep affects your skin
How to conceal dark, under eye circles the Bobbi Brown way
Fake it till you wake up
How to fix those dark circles medically



How to fill in eyebrows?

There’s the natural way or cosmetic tattooing. Permanent cosmetics have become increasingly popular for those looking for long-term results – and then there’s microblading. We also threw in some reasons why they might be a bit patchy in the first place:
How to shade in eyebrows.
What’s the deal with permanent make-up

Everything you need to know about microblading
Why your eyebrows may be balding



What is balayage?

We all know the ombre and loved the trend when it was big in 2013 – take a trip back in time here. It’s subtle sister, the balayage, is the trend to try now. Basically it’s a hair colouring technique treatment where the colourist paints the bleach or dye onto the surface of the hair and does not saturate through the section until the very tips. It’s also applied freehand with a paddle, so you end up with more natural looking highlights rather than streaks. Best of all, no foils required. Here’s some celeb inspiration above for getting it right.


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  1. Humaira Motala

    This is a very helpful article . Thank You !

    2 years ago •

  1. Zaheera Packery

    Very informative.I googled two of these, and its awesome to find an archive of links, on a website I trust!

    3 years ago •

  1. Danielle Cateley

    This is a fantastic article! So informative, thank you! :)

    3 years ago •

  1. Sandra Phoma

    How to use a ‘beauty blender’ should be up there

    3 years ago •

    1. BeautySouthAfrica

      Good point. Your wish is our command. A story about how to use a Beautyblender coming right up. xoxo

      3 years ago •


    I really need the concealer tips. I find it so hard to get good coverage for dark circles.

    3 years ago •

  1. Erin Pieters

    I’m pretty new to the whole makeup thing, so the how to clean your make-up brushes definitely made it on to my Google searches. I now use baby shampoo but also want to get my hands on a quick spray daily brush cleaner for in between proper cleans just to get rid of product so it doesn’t build.

    3 years ago •

  1. Arlene Beukes

    I’m one of the “How to get rid of bags under your eyes?” googlers. I struggle terribly with dark circles and bags under my eyes. Thanks so much BSA for Leigh van den Berg’s great article.

    3 years ago •

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