Becoming a pop star doesn’t just happen overnight and that is something that the Wat vat dit met Loki contestants all realised very quickly.
In a previous episode, the contestants received a style makeover, and they were all challenged to have their publicity photos taken by celebrity photographer, Willem Botha.
But, what will make a pop star out of you? What needs to change? Which personal qualities do you need to focus on?
Wat vat dit met Loki stylist, Kyra Loubser, says these are the things to keep in mind when creating a pop star – whether it’s yourself or someone else:
Knowing is the best ammo
Your personality, lifestyle and music are the things that define you as a pop star, which is why it was of utmost importance for Loubser to get to know her clients before giving them their makeovers.
“It’s important to create a look that’s not only mind-blowing, but it also has to compliment the vibe the artist wants to translate.”
She says it should also be a look that can be maintained, which is something that also pertains to artistic visions like music videos.
Body type dictates the pop star vibe
Loubser says body type is vital as the perfect fit will determine the style.
“What suits your body will become your style,” she says.
Creation is key
With all of the above in place, all that’s left is to create the pop star look. Loubser says that it’s only after the look has been perfected, that she starts looking at colour pallets.
“The colour pallet should complement your skin type and the vibe you’re going for.”
The fun part of being a pop star
According to Loubser, the fun only really starts once you get to hair and makeup.
“Remember, a pop star sets the trends and doesn’t follow them.”
She says that the perfect recipe for the best pop star look is to always include a little old, a little new, a little me and a little you.
“Take something you love and work it in as your signature.”
‘Stand out’, says ‘Wat dit vat met Loki’ stylist
Loubser’s advice to upcoming pop stars is to “remember to always have fun”.
“Creating is a process, so live big, let your confidence shine, be an individual and don’t blend in. Stand out and make the world a less boring place.”
Watch Wat vat dit met Loki on Mondays at 8.30pm on kykNET (DStv channel 144).
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