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We do the messy bun around here A LOT. It’s just a fun, quick, pretty hair style. One of my biggest inspirations for “beautiful mess” hair is Brigitte Bardot. It doesn’t get any better. She did it just right every single time. Nothing too structured, always looking like she got out of bed like that. Style wise, Lauren reminds me a lot of her because you can always see that there was effort, but it never looks forced. In beauty, it’s really important to learn to work with what have and to feel comfortable. Nothing is more gorgeous than that.


Bianca Jagger… the epitome of chic. Here’s the perfect example of someone with short hair who really had accessories figured out. Go to the flea markets and grab a couple vintage pieces for your hair. One night when you’re wearing a simple black dress and just don’t know how to accessorize it, throw your vintage hat or pin in your hair! Instant glamour with very little need for anything else.


Louise Brooks and Clara Bow. Both incredible icons. Here, Louise represents the sleek, straight, shiny bob of the 1920’s. One decade later, the bob was still around, but the texture had changed. Whenever I look at reference photos for shoots, or red carpet, I can always tell the difference between 1920’s and 1930’s styles by whether the bob was straight or wavy. Halloween is coming up and whether you’re going to be a flapper, a “Great Gatsby” girl, or a silent film star, be sure to know which hair style compliments your outfit the best!


OK, if there’s one person from the past who’s hairstylist I’d want to be, it would be Lana Turner. I love Rita Hayworth and Veronica Lake as well, but no one had as much hair fun as Lana Turner. In every single photo her hair is styled differently and always to perfection! She was the first hair crush I’ve ever had. Makes me want to put everyone’s hair in rollers and sculpt away. What a stunner!


What’s more inspiring than a signature thing? Not much. Billie Holiday is the perfect example. When I put gardenias in someone hair for an event or a wedding, they always say “I feel like Billie Holiday”. In beauty, she is as important as the flower itself! How inspiring is that? What’s your signature thing?


Last but certainly not least, Jane Birkin. She popularized the boho-chic look more than anyone. Her stringy surfer-girl strands of hair were always paired with minimal makeup. She always kept it very simple, but was never underwhelming. Doesn’t she make you want to air-dry your hair??