Kim Robinson's 3 Tips For Gorgeous Hair | Clozette

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We always emphasise on how brows can frame our face. It’s true, but more often than not, we fail to pay attention to the true – almost literal – frame of the face: our hair. A hairstyle can reflect your personality and enhance your overall ensemble, and it can even be a major confidence booster to power you through the day.

Kim Robinson at the media book launch of ‘Go Get Gorgeous’ in Singapore

With a career spanning over three decades, hair maestro Kim Robinson lives by the motto: Change your look, change your life. Having worked his hairdressing magic from the backstage of international fashion runways and magazines like Vogue, to the manes of A-listers the likes of Princess Diana, Kate Moss, Zhang Ziyi and Gong Li – we can’t help but agree that our hairstyles can actually make or break how we’d like to portray ourselves.

Last week, we got the chance to catch up with Kim Robinson when he was in Singapore to promote the launch of his new book, ‘Go Get Gorgeous’. This 173-page style guide for modern Asian women features a string of renowned personalities such as Hong Kong supermodel Kathy Chow, Taiwan actress Brigitte Lin, and international recording artist Sandy Lam.

‘Go Get Gorgeous’ cover model, August Zhang

What we find most endearing about the book is the story of cover girl, Chinese model August Zhang. After suffering from a career lull, her modeling life took a 360-degree turn after Kim transformed her look by simply changing up her hairstyle. Today, August is signed to international modeling agency, Wilhelmina Models, and was chosen as one of the faces for Yves Saint Laurent’s ‘Pop Up Your Lips’ 2015 campaign. Is this what the motto ‘change your look, change your life’ truly means? We certainly think so.

In the book, Kim also penned down his top tips on achieving and maintaining beautiful hair, no matter your hair length and colour. To help you get started, we share Kim’s three tips for gorgeous hair:

Invest in a good cut

Kim Robinson sharing his tips for gorgeous hair

“A style can make you look incredibly beautiful, or be completely incorrect for the shape of your face. While all hairstyles will grow out or fade, it can seem like an eternity when the style itself is poorly cut or unflattering.”

Communicate deeply with your stylist

“(Your hairstylist) wants to give you the cut and style that you are looking for, but they can’t read your mind! Bring visuals. Using a visual guide to communicate with your stylist is always a good idea; it takes all of the guesswork out of it.”

A quality brush goes a long way

“Natural bristles are the best for styling – they are flexible, so they don’t snag or damage the hair or hurt the delicate skin on the scalp, while distributing the natural oils of the scalp evenly through the hair.

Rubble bristles are phenomenal to work with wet hair; which is when your hair is at its most vulnerable.”


Want more tips? You know where to find them! Now go get gorgeous! 

The Go Get Gorgeous book retails at S$48 (with a complimentary Kim Robinson cleanse-and-finish hair beauty voucher worth S$58!), and is available at Kim Robinson & Kinokuniya.


(cover photo from MelissaFerosha) 

Holidays aren’t all fun parties, hearty meals, and precious time with loved ones. If anything, the last month of the year feels more like a deadline than a season of merriment.

Our quick tip when the "holidaze" is starting to get to you? Breathe deeply, open the door to your wardrobe and plan your outfits! Remember to add one of these 5 joyful details to your OOTD’s and watch your holiday anxiety melt away.

Want more holiday cheer? Shop pre-holiday pieces at Clozette SHOPPE’s latest Style Report!


Inject happy colours

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Conquer Decem-blur and brighten a room wearing red or yellow. It’s a fact that happy colors affect people’s mood. So spread the joy, right? Pick something like this Oasis Shift Dress.

Opt for festive details

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Glitters, sequins, plaid, and jacquard are inherently festive so try to build your look around one of these elements. But you can also level up and dress beyond the sparkles. This Adrenaline Crushed Top from ModCloth features crushed velvet in jewel-toned hue, which adds texture to your look.

Don a bow

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Much like a topper to a wrapped present, a bow can give that final touch to any outfit for a subtle holiday feel. Wear it on your clothes, hair, or as embellishment to your accessories like this pair of Lost Ink Flat Brogues.

Paint your kissers red

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The red lip is a classic beauty look that’s elegant, festive and easy to apply. Smile and use a brush to apply the product. We like Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick.

Wear a holiday scent

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Scents are very personal so pick a blend that reminds you of holiday celebrations, be it the scent of your freshly washed sweater, hot chocolate and peppermint barks, or the blooming roses on grandma’s yard. Try the scent of Molton Brown Elderflower Body Wash.


How will you spice up your outfit for the holidays? Let us know in the comments below!



What would we do without our favourite beauty products? That one blush that effortlessly gives that radiant colour to our cheeks? Or that mascara that makes our lashes look like falsies? We all have our preferences. But every now and then, a brand comes out with one product that becomes so universally loved that it receives a cult following, and becomes a go-to for many.

So in the spirit of giving thanks this season, here are the top five cult beauty products we, and the entire beauty community, are thankful for!


NARS Blush in Orgasm

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If there was an award for a blush that has been raved about and worn so much, it would go to the NARS Blush in Orgasm. This legendary cheek product, described as a peachy pink with golden shimmer, adapts to each person’s skin tone to form their own customised flush!

MAC Lipsticks

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Every one has their favourite MAC lipstick, and why wouldn’t they? This line comes in every shade you can possibly think of, as well as different finishes such as cream sheen and retro matte! Standouts like Whirl, Ruby Woo, Velvet Teddy, and Russian Red are just some of the lip colours MAC has become known for, making them a staple for every beauty addict and makeup artist.

The Original Beautyblender

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We can’t possibly imagine a world where the Beautyblender didn’t exist because that would just mean that people have been wearing cakey makeup this entire time! This pink sponge is no ordinary sponge as it makes every foundation and concealer seamlessly melt into your skin, giving your face that fresh, natural-looking finish!

Urban Decay NAKED Palette

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Ah, the original NAKED palette. There may be a 2, 3, and a Smoky palette, but nothing will every beat this brown, cardboard box housing 12 shimmery and matte eyeshadows. While the NAKED 2 and 3 have their own colour themes, the original one mixes cool and warm tones, which makes it such a great product to have and travel with! You can do a ton of eye looks with just this palette from natural to glam — it’s no wonder why this is everyone’s favourite!

Make Up Forever Ultra HD Foundation

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When the original Make Up Forever HD Foundation came out, everyone and their mother went nuts for it, especially when the brand came out with their unretouched ads. And now that it’s been reformulated to the Ultra HD, we are still not over this product. What’s not to love? It has a wide range of colours, it still looks like skin, and when we’re wearing this foundation, we feel confident enough not to edit and retouch our photos!


What cult beauty product are you thankful for? Let us know in the comments below!