Audrey Hepburn’s best hair & beauty moments, revisited

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  • Decades on we’re still obsessed with Audrey Hepburn’s timelessly classic hair styles.

    Okay, we admit it. We’re more than a little obsessed with Audrey Hepburn and our love shows no signs of waning. Her classic style and eternal beauty – not to mention those wondrous eyebrows – still captivate us decades after she graced the big screen. What’s more, her hair evolution over the decades continues to give us inspiration.

    Talk about a chameleon: Hepburn’s style received a dramatic overhaul with every new movie she signed up to. Wild and unkempt in The Unforgiven, a glossy beehive and neat fringe in The Children’s Hour and cute kiss curls in War and Peace. And of course, there’s the high glamour Breakfast at Tiffany’s up-do. The diamonds. The pearls.

    There is something timeless about Audrey Hepburn. While her hairstyles changed as often as her movie roles, there was one constant: gorgeously glossy, chocolate brunette locks.

    The man responsible for Hepburn’s healthy, glossy finish was British Trichologist Philip Kingsley. Kingsley met Hepburn in London in 1974 when she took time out of filming and booked into his clinic under her married name Dotti. It wasn’t until she was sat in his chair that Kingsley even realised he had a world-renowned movie star for a client.

    Hepburn wanted something to mend her hair from the constant heat styling and processing it received on set. Kingsley met the challenge with Elasticizer, a pre-shampoo treatment that’s still popular today (we can’t get enough of the stuff). Hepburn obviously felt the same because she used Elasticizer religiously for the rest of her life and had huge amounts of the treatment shipped out to Switzerland where she lived.

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