Growing up, I was a real tomboy. I wore my older brother's hand-me-downs, and had shorter than short hair (usually cut myself!). When I was 14, my dad let my dye it bright red using henna. I seriously loved it. As I got older, and it got thicker, I started to grow it out, but I always come back to something short.
It’s chic and easy, and is just long enough to pull back into a tight pony or bun. Essential!
I am a risk taker in general, and not least with my hair. Sometimes I call my hairdresser - Lisa Satorn at a salon in LA called 901 - late at night saying I want it all lopped off. By morning, she’s outside my door. Although I sometimes feel nostalgic for my length; when I had kids I lost a lot of hair, so I need a choppy style that creates the illusion of fullness.
I once went from blonde to light brown, but the stylist - who I no longer see! - forgot to add a hint of red, so my hair was green for many months after. It still gives me the shivers! Now I’m a balayage devotee - blonde towards the ends and my natural colour at my roots. For shine, I always get a gloss! Ultimately I just want it to look healthy, and not over processed or dyed. The best thing about my colour is that it’s light enough to disguise greys, the first of which I found a few months ago, though I suspect they were cropping up way before that.
I am quite relieved that I’m not expected to do anything with my hair. Now is the time to give it a rest from all styling and products. Plus, I don’t have to wash it half as often as there’s nowhere to go.
It just makes my hair feel healthy! Over the last couple of months, I’ve started finishing every wash with a cold rinse - good for the mind, body and hair!
In three words? Ok four, it’s ultra-hydrating, softening and revitalising.
In normal life, I use heat a lot to style my hair, which obviously leaves it prone to breakage.
I want hold, but I also want texture and movement, and this gives all three.
Do you really still need to be sold on this?
This creates perfectly undone waves. I run my fingers through afterwards to give a bit of body, et voila!