Sequins and company, Africa is getting ready for the holidays

Audio 48:30

Glitter, confetti and New Years © iStock / Todor Tsvetkov

By: Emmanuelle Bastide

50 min

The only continent little affected by the health risk, the order books of tailors are full again


After this particular year marked by the Covid-19 pandemic, the end-of-year celebrations are eagerly awaited by some.

The opportunity to meet up with family and loved ones, Christmas and New Year celebrations are also the time to show off in the best light.

As of November, the order books were already full for some stylists on the continent.

What are the clothing trends, make-up and hairstyles for this Christmas 2020?

Practical advice from our specialists ... 

Program in partnership with 




Marie-Jeanne Serbin Thomas

, editor-in-chief of



Adama Paris

, designer stylist and founder of

Dakar Fashion Week

Scheena Donia

, image coach at

Scheena Donia Consulting (SD Consulting)

Awa Mballo Tall

, creator of Senegalese cosmetics and skin care

brand Amfa Beauty


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