No doubt, 2020 has been an unprecedented and chaotic year. We have all been forced to adapt and do things differently, thankfully, we were able to turn to some of our favourite BellaStylistas who kept our spirits lifted and our mood boards colourful and bright.

As we round up 2020, we have gathered some beautiful moments from African celebrities and influencers that made 2020 positive and memorable. And in no particular order, see our top beauty Instagrams this year – trust us, you will not be disappointed.

Shudufhadzo Musida


This year’s Miss South Africa pageant saw Shudufhadzo Musiḓa emerge as the winner. And the new queen is one winner that will not be forgotten easily. The 62nd Miss South Africa shattered pageant stereotypes rocking her brown skin, curvy shape and her hair shaved off, constantly proving there is beauty in diversity. She revealed after her win that her shaved her is a symbol of freedom and finding herself rather than seeking validation outside.

K Naomi Noinyane


South African TV Personality K Naomi Noinyane joined the list of celebrities who shaved it all off this year. Not only did the star pull it off, but she also made a solid case for this stunning buzzcut style which we have to admit highlights her faultless bone structure and skin tone and without a doubt made a significant beauty moment for the year.


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Nomzamo Mbatha 


Nomzamo Mbatha served skin goals on Glamour South Africa‘s December cover. The South African superstar looked effortlessly breath-taking in all the photos following the feature in the magazine and this particular photo served a beauty moment we just couldn’t help but fall in love with.

Toke Makinwa


One of the biggest hits on our platform has to be Toke Makinwa‘s Old Hollywood Glam for her birthday shoot this year. The look was perfection, from her hair to the 3D brows and dramatic lashes with gold highlights that accentuated her slender nose, cupid’s bow, and under-eye completed with bold red lips. It’s clear to see why #BellaStylistas fell in love with this look.

Asiyami Gold


This Asiyami Gold hairstyle was a big hit! The intentionally messy French braid was on every BellaStylista’s summer mood board and ours as well.

Mihlali Ndamase


South African beauty vlogger Mihlali Ndamese is the go-to girl for date night and everyday glam. Milhlali churned out multiple photos and videos which inspired our hair and makeup this year as well as beauty hacks on her Youtube channel which had numerous #BellaStylistas hooked.

Rebecca Nengi Hampson 


After the BBNaija 2020 show, Nengi Hampson became the go-to girl for bold, flawless makeup. It’s hard not to see why when her glam squad includes Ceezy’s Styling, Catty’s Glam and a number of well-known and daring beauty artists.

Nyane Lebajoa


Nyane is one beauty blogger that always comes through with bright and colourful looks. Her stunning array of colourful hair and makeup looks this year had us obsessed and eager for her next post. Nyane has obviously perfected her craft and we can’t help but stan!

Hodan Yusuf 


Somalian beauty Hodan Yusuf is one Muslim #BellaStylista that served us major beauty inspiration this year. Hodan comes all the way through with colourful and bold makeup that looks amazing on her gorgeous skin. We are obsessed with every stunning look she put out this year and this makeup look has us hooked!

Bisola Omoregha 


Makeup artist and beauty vlogger Bisola Omoregha popularly known as Bregha posted an IGTV earlier in the year titled nailing the perfect smokey eye and lip combo makeup and the end result had us mesmerized. It automatically became one of our favourite makeup tutorial for the year.

Sarah Langa Mackay


For braids inspiration, turn to Sarah Langa’s Instagram page. From flawless sultry eyeshadows to the dramatic lashes, ombre matte lipstick, flawless skin, and ombre braids – we loved everything about this look!