Occupation: (Kind of) cook, (kind of) photographer
A description of my default quarantine hairstyle is: I started quarantine with a cow print Chelsea cut, so my current hair is the aftermath of that. I just spike up the front with water and sometimes curl both sides of my fringe to point inwards. If I’m feeling cute, I wear a yellow bow to keep my fringe back.
The last time I saw the inside of a salon was: The 5th of March.
Current methods of keeping my hair in shape include: Honestly, I haven’t been doing much upkeep. I just use water to style my hair and it dries like this! The rest is just toner shampoo, conditioner and the odd fringe trim. Other than that I’ve just been growing my hair out and letting it do its own thing.
A hair lesson I learned during quarantine: I’ve been spending some time watching online hair cutting tutorials, so I’m going to try put that theory into practice – though I’m not too convinced it’ll go so smoothly!
Having a bit more of a restriction in my self expression makes me feel: At first, I worried that I would feel very restricted and dysphoric as I had to leave my queer bubble in London behind during this time, but I just take every day as it comes. Some days (or weeks) I just wear sweatpants and PJs, and that’s okay! Other days I get dressed up, paint my face and dance around the house because that’s how I feel. I’m very privileged to be in a safe space where I am free to express myself during this time.
How, if at all, the way I think of hair and beauty has changed: My mind has been all over the place recently so I’ve been focussing a lot on self-care and grounding myself. Preserving my energy and looking inwards has helped solidify the idea that I dress for me and not for the people around me. It took a while to get to that point, but now I can comfortably say I wear what makes me feel good and comfortable. That said, I am very excited to play dress up with all my friends when this is over! It’s fun getting dressed up at home but it’s a lot more fun when it’s with my beautiful queer family.