How to prepare for an award show

Steps on how to look fabulous before heading out for an awards show

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:46 PM  | Top of The

How to prepare for an award show

When attending an award you responsibility is to always ensure that you're looking all kinds of fabulous from head to toe. Celebrity stylist, Francois Louw shares his knowledge of the things to do when preparing to attend these awards.

It's award season once again, the 2016 MAMA's as well as ANN 7's South African of the Year Awards are around the corner and if you'll be attending either of these events, it's best you make sure that you look the part.

Getting awards show ready is always a process, we asked celebrity stylist and Mr Glamorous, Francois Louw for a few tips on how to look fabulous for the evening: 

Francois has styled the likes of Minnie Dlamini, Liesl Laurie and more.

Francois Louw


Always follow your normal skincare routine. Never try something new a week before an event you are attending or even go for a facial 2 days before. This can cause a breakout or bruising.

If you want your skin to look amazing immediately, you can have the Green Peel. Instantly your skin will look unbelievable, fresh and healthy. this is one of the only treatments you can do on the day of your event.

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If you want your skin and hair to look amazing, go for products you know will go well with your hair and skin. The products should restore hydration, replenishes essential vitamins and minerals, boosts the immune system, decreases inflammation, boosts energy and cleanses your vital organs.

What will also be amazing is to do a light Chemical Peel 1 week before your event.

Always go to a well-recommended skin doctor for such services.


All your dark colours, like Black, Dark Purple's, Bloody Red's and your metal colours.

We communicate with hands also to show expression and passion. Your hands say a lot of your personality and personal hygiene. Always make sure your hands are "meeting ready".


When it comes to Red Carpet events, there is no 'in-look'. The only advice I can give is less is more. Never look as if you tried too hard to steal the show.

Nomzamo Mbatha wearing red


Now that you know her overall look:

I believe that the Jewellery should not overpower the look as the dress is quite dramatic. 

Nandi Madida