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.

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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.

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