Colour con­fi­dent

The songstress, GLAM­OUR Women of the Year 2010 win­ner and style icon is no grey mouse – in any re­spect.

Glamour Hair - - Front Page -

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!

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.