Petra Collins’ Favorite Hair Product Comes from the Produce Aisle

Petra Collins’ Favorite Hair Product Comes from the Produce Aisle

She also curates the best playlists we’ve ever heard.

Tristan Kallas

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art hosted its seventh annual Film + Art Gala this past weekend, honoring legendary filmmaker George Lucas and celebrated artist Mark Bradford. And when we attended last weekend, the event was just as star-studded as ever, with three special guests in particular—the faces of Gucci Bloom’s new fragrance campaign, model Hari Nef, actress Dakota Johnson, and photographer (and perennial cool girl) Petra Collins.

Lucky for us, we were able to stop by as Petra was getting ready for the big night, which included changing into an *epic* Gucci gown custom-made by Alessandro Michele himself, and snacking on plenty of peanut M&Ms. In case you were wondering, yes, she’s just as down-to-earth and funny as we’d always hoped, especially for a 24-year-old who just published her first book, Petra Collins: Coming of Age—a retrospective on her already decade-long career. It also has a fuzzy pink cover! We chatted beauty must-haves—you’ll never catch her without an eyelash curler in her handbag—the joy of disco platforms, and why pimples should be celebrated rather than fixed with Facetune, all while listening to her “Slutty70s80s” playlist (seriously, look it up on Spotify now).

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“I actually don’t do anything [to my hair]. I just have to take a shower and then sit and wait for the curls to show up. I use the clarifying Pantene shampoo once a month, because I’m constantly traveling and I like to keep it as clean as possible. The best advice that any hairdresser has given me is don’t buy any expensive repairing shampoo because your hair health comes from your body, not anything that you’re putting through your hair. The one thing that I love, though, is beach hair. If I could just bottle saltwater and put it in my hair... It’s a really good product [laughs]. When I’m in the sun I put lemon in my hair so it bleaches it. I’ve never dyed my hair, but I’m crazy with the lemon in the summer.”
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