Alexandra Spencer, 4th And Bleeker


My hair used to be really long and healthy and great. But then I dyed it white when I was modeling about four years ago and it’s still fried. Plus, they would put so much product in it that I had to wash it every night just to feel clean, which was probably not great for it either. I was using any shampoo and conditioner I could find in the hotel room and it was getting worse and worse. Now I wash my hair every second day and use Kérastase Masque Chroma Riche Conditioner—the only thing that brought my hair back to normal. Sometimes I’ll go a week without washing it. I don’t use much product beyond a hairbrush and some Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Perfect Texture Finish Spray.

It took me a really long time to find the right blond in New York. They do it really well in Australia, but here it would always be a disaster. Now I go to Mauricio at Suite Caroline. He’s a beautiful Italian teddy bear. The first time he did my color, I nearly burst into tears because I looked like a normal blond person again, not someone with crazy yellow hair.

And now I also use pieces for fullness—I get them done in LA at Salon Benjamin. They’re real hair and the same length as everything else. I like to put them in places on my head so no one can add extensions during photoshoots…it’s kind of like an asshole model move. But whenever they try to add hair, it’s curly and I end up looking like a pageant child. But in all seriousness, it’s the best thing you can do for your hair to make it look good all the time. I’ve been telling people it’s the new Botox.”

—as told to ITG

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