Celeb hair rules
By the stylist to the stars! Chris Mcmillan has worked with everyone from Emmy Rossum to Kylie Jenner and Zendaya, and even calls Jen Aniston his BFF. Here, he shares his tress tips.
A fter more than 30 years of cutting and styling hair, Chris Mcmillan says, “No matter the texture, colour, length or condition of your hair, these are the 10 commandments that always hold true.”
Shampoo roots, condition ends Yes, it sounds obvious, but it bears repeating.
There's no way to fake healthy hair If the ends are flimsy and frail, the only recourse is a cut. Fried, crunchy hair won’t look good no matter how amazing your blowdry is. Find the shortest, crackliest end and cut a centimetre above that.
Fringes are great on everyone! To the person who says that her forehead is too short for a fringe, I say, “Selma Blair”. She has a very short forehead, and a fringe looks great on her. The trick is to remember that the shorter your forehead, the narrower and further back you should cut your fringe.
hair colours should be pretty Even punk-rock colour should look beautiful. I don’t care if you have My Little Pony pink or subtle blonde highlights – hair should never look dull and washed out. The colour should be rich and shiny; if it’s not, you need to try another colour or consider changing colourists.
Out your curls longer If you have curls or waves, have your hair cut longer than you think you need. It always bounces up more than you’d expect.
makes a good texturiser You always see the best laidback hair at the beach, which is why I use seawater and sunscreen to style casual looks – even for the red carpet!
can wear a layered cut Contrary to popular opinion, layers work on every hair type. Not only are they the best way to bulk up fine hair, but they also take the weight out of heavy hair. I especially love pointy layers with sharp ends.
using too much product The number-one mistake with styling products isn’t what you use, it’s how much. A R1 coin-sized dab is almost always the right amount for your style.
your hair more regularly If you have short hair, you need a trim every four to six weeks. Long hair needs a cut every three months.
Takerisks with your locks It’s hair. It will grow back.