Kikishipka   January 1, 2017


Happy New Year everyone!
Ringing in 2017 is a new interview and photoshoot of Kiernan with her hairdresser Ashley Striecher for InStyle Magazine!

Meet the Women Behind Kiernan Shipka, Lea Michele, and Olivia Palermo’s Gorgeous Hair

JANUARY 1, 2017 @ 9:00 AM
What do Kiernan Shipka, Lea Michele, and Olivia Palermo have in common? Lustrous hair, fearless style—and a collaborative relationship with a master hairstylist. Here, the women behind these gorgeous red-carpet looks talk to their favorite muses.
From the February issue of InStyle, on newsstands and available for digital download Jan. 6.





InStyle: Do you ever work on your own hair?

Kiernan Shipka: Oh my gosh, no! It’s so bad. I don’t even know how to work a curling iron. I literally pull my hair up in a little mini-bun and leave it at that. I let my hair dry naturally and part it to the side. I’m happy that Ashley is so talented, because I could never do my hair myself.

IS: What’s your relationship like?
KS: It’s an older sister/younger sister vibe. I’ve always felt close to her. We love to laugh. We’re so silly—it’s like a sleepover every time she does my hair.
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Ashley Streicher: We collaborate so well. Kiernan has amazing, chic taste, which really made me want to work with her. She has a unique style: classy with a modern edge.
IS: I’m told that you have the perfect spot to do your hair and makeup. What’s it like?
KS: There is a little “getting ready” room in my parents’ house that I always use. It used to be a dusty old attic, but we made it super-fun. Ashley brings me a coffee, and we listen to the Blood Orange Pandora station.
IS: What was your biggest hair risk?
KS: I love the crazy Mohawk vibe, and also extensions, like the ones I wore for the SAG Awards. Six months ago I went to a disco punk–themed birthday party, and we did the wildest, giant crimped hair for it. No one else dressed up, so it was slightly awkward, but the hair was great.
IS: In 2014 you dyed your hair brown. Do you like to play with color?

KS: That was for a role, and then I had to go platinum blond right after. There’s a lot of changing hair color in this industry, but I find it fun—as long as my hair doesn’t fall out! Since Mad Men, I’ve been blond—it just feels like me. Most people don’t know that I have naturally brown hair.
IS: What was your favorite look on Kiernan?
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AS: It was for the Laura Mercier dinner at the London [West Hollywood] last year. I worked with my sisters [makeup artist Jenn Streicher and brow artist Kristie Streicher] at our Striiike salon. Kiernan was wearing the cutest collared Valentino dress that inspired the French knot look. We even gave her a red lip, which she never wears.
KS: I told them, “Do your magic.” I took a risk, and it turned out great. For the Costume Designers Guild last year, I wore a lavender McQueen dress, and the hair was so simple and nice. That was the emblematic Ashley hairdo.
IS: What’s your look for 2017?

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KS: I feel much more comfortable in my own skin now, and I want to show that off. Maybe dyeing my hair red, purple, and pink, just the full rainbow. Why not? Maybe do a bang. I want to be open-minded about trying something new and seeing if I like it. You get to know yourself more that way.
Go-To Products: Sachajuan Dry Powder Shampoo: It gives incredible volume and texture without leaving hair feeling dirty or dry. $35; david GHD Platinum Styler: Easy to use without causing creases or crimps, it creates “cool-girl waves” and doubles as a straightener, says Streicher. $249; Reverie Milk Anti-Frizz Treatmen “Squeeze through damp ends and let air-dry for a natural texture,” she says. $42;