The songstress, GLAMOUR Women of the Year 2010 winner and style icon is no grey mouse – in any respect.
Tamara Dey is no grey mouse – in any respect
My Italian genes might have meant that I was born with dark brown locks, but I love changing my hair colour; it allows me to convey something about myself without saying a word.
I first tried dyeing my hair in high school. It was beyond my control that I was constantly labelled “different”, but when I went jet black, I took “different” into my own hands and owned the label along with the new look. And from then on, hair colour became a creative outlet for me: a way to build confidence and a great form of self-expression.
That said, it hasn’t always gone brilliantly. On one occasion, I decided to go platinum and overdid the bleach so badly that my hair fell out. I swore that I would never go blonde again, but of course, I did. That time around though, I had the help of professional treatments and proper homecare, and blonde became one of my favourite looks.
I love looking to the fashion world for new hues, and I reinvent my style whenever I have new music coming out. The red here, for example, is inspired by my upcoming album.
When it comes to hair icons, I love Gwen Stefani, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. As for my own secret to great stage hair, it’s the combination of a fun, vibrant colour and a big floor fan!
Over the years, I’ve gone ombré, brown, blue-black, platinum, strawberry blonde, rainbow, auburn, orange and
“I love changing my hair colour; it allows me to convey something about myself without saying a word.”
pink, but the colours that suit me best are warm tones of blonde, pink and red-orange, as they help to soften my complexion.
Damage is inevitable with such extreme changes, so I look after my hair with regular trims and nourishing in-salon Davines treatments at Carlton Hair. I also use Bondplex at home.
For the moment, I’m going to stick to this fiery red hair colour. But watch this space because I have something crazy in mind for my next look!