Introducing the VOLO Hair Series! Each week, we sit down and chat with an awesome gal to hear more about everything from how they take care of their hair to how they found their perfect style. Want to take part? Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about getting involved!
Rachel is a coffee-obsessed, eyebrow connoisseur from West Chester, PA! She recently graduated from college with a B.A. in Communications and a minor in Design and is currently finding where she feels she fits in the creative sphere.
What is your everyday or go to hairstyle?
I almost always just wear my hair down and natural with a side part. If I have my hair up in a ponytail, it usually means I’m stressed!
Have you ever tried any drastic or out-of-character hairstyles?
Freshman year of college I let one of my friends ombre-dye my hair. It was my first time ever dyeing my hair and I thought I was the coolest person on the planet.
What is one non-negotiable part of your hair-care or styling routine
Scrunchies! Hear me out…typical hair ties can really damage your hair, but scrunchies are softer and overall more gentle on your hair which means less breakage. Plus they’re cuter around your wrist than a traditional hair tie!
What is your favorite hair-care secret to gorgeous hair? (Ex - using hair masks, curling hair with a straightener, putting hair up in a microfiber towel, etc.)
Quality conditioner! I currently use the Oribe Signature Moisture Masque and it makes a world of difference!
Who is your hair inspiration or hair goals? Why?
Definitely Blake Lively. The most perfect blowout style and loose curls…she always looks gorgeous and her long hair always looks so healthy!
If you could magically change your hair to any length and color for one day, what would your dream hair look like?
I have always wanted long red hair! Because my eyebrows are so dark, I feel like I could never actually pull off such a drastic change in hair color, but my fiancé is a ginger so that will have to be enough!
What are you most proud of about your hair?
How long it is! I did community theatre all through high school and for one role, they put actual oil and dirt in my hair and teased it beyond belief. It ruined my hair for a good couple years, and I’m just so glad it’s healthier, and longer now!
How did you figure out what haircut/color is most flattering for you?
I have a round face, so long hair with movement tends to look the most flattering as it balances my face shape best! I feel like I probably read that in a copy of InStyle or something when I was younger, but it has proven to be good advice!
If you had to pick one quote or short piece advice to promote hair confidence and acceptance, what would it be?
Hair styles go in and out of fashion so quickly, but don’t let that stop you from trying something new!