‘Oh. Have you done that… yourself?’ are words often directed at me by friends, family and occasionally complete strangers at the bus stop. So I’ll stand up straight away and admit that I cut my own hair.
My daily beauty regime involves little more than Vitamin E moisturiser in a subtle shade of Tippex and some rather uneven black eyeliner. So it’s a real treat to step foot in a place every now and again where professionals trained in the art of hairdressing and skin care can politely suggest that I should try a) a trim that isn’t done by my own hand with some old nail scissors and b) an eye-shadow that isn’t ‘blush neutral’ over ‘pale ivory’ for a change.
AND my hairdressers top off their cheap magazine stack with classic beauty books like Making Faces. A couple of glasses of wine later, and a neat trick with hairspray on a large bath brush, it was almost had me hooked. After a book which recommended two sparkly eyes covered in colours I would NEVER have been bold enough to choose myself I was feeling very girly indeed.
So well done Kevyn Aucoin and Gena Rowlands Architect Hair for your delightful tact – giving yourself away only by the ever so slight cracking of your voice when you asked, ‘Do you…er…do this at home?’.nd thank you to the lovely Frankie of
Yes, I do, I’m afraid. Yes, I do. And there’s no number of beauty books which can stop that from happening…