The Cut, New York Magazine’s fashion blog, is sending photographers around the world for their Global Beauty Week, to find out what makes the women of one city look dinstinctive from another.

Because in the end, are there any beauty trends? Is it really that French women have the best and most bedhead…? For their first stop, The Cut went to Johannesburg. That’s why I want to share this with you. Because in Joburg (and also here in Cape Town) braided hair is an ultimate beauty accessory. You just gotta love it, this warm natural charm of the South African women.

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