Mimi talks to Tara Smith: Part 2

BATD ON Mar 25, 2009 AT 11:53 am

Marisa Tomei at the BAFTAs

Marisa Tomei at the BAFTAs

We thought Marisa Tomei looked stunning at the BAFTAs, how did you decide on her look, what came first the hair or the make-up?
Well, Marisa never wants to look too done.  We looked at her dress and worked from there.  In the end, I decided to put her hair up and make it very curly.

We know you work a lot in both the US and UK, what are the differences in trends both sides of the pond?
England is way more cutting edge than a lot of places, period.  The street fashion is the best in the world.  With the US, you have very different styles from LA to New York.  And even with LA, there is the more glamourous look and then there is that beached out vibe.

How do you feel about being shortlisted for Celebrity Hairdresser of the Year?
I feel highly honoured, I’m excited, and I’m very nervous! I’m really grateful to be one of the 15 or so chosen hairstylists.  There are some pretty big names, so I need everyone and their dogs to vote for me!  Vote Tara!

Tara Smith range

Tara Smith range

Who would be your dream client to work with?
Tina Turner.  I just think she rocks!  Madonna is also on my radar.  She is creative with her hair and I would love to work my magic on it.  I’ve never gone on tour with a singer and it’s something I would like to do some day.  Those women can put on a show, take Kylie Minogue for instance!

Nicolette Sheridan

Nicolette Sheridan

What are your top tips for summer hair styling?
My biggest tip for summer is to keep your hair nourished.  If you’re going to be baking in the heat, make sure you keep it conditioned.  My product, base coat, is great for this and is one of the top serums you’ll find.  In terms of styling, with long hair its nice to get the hair back off your face with a twist or off set bun.  Even with short hair, they have those fun accessories that you can pull your hair back with.  Those are are very nice.

What is next for you?
Well, hopefully I’ll win Hairdresser of the Year! (Laughs)  I would like to be working on a new film, working with a new client, and expanding my styling range.  It’s all very random for me, I can be so quiet and then I can be on the plane for ten days straight!  Last week, I did Nicolette Sheridan’s hair and hopefully I’ll do some more work with her.  I will also be appearing at the Clothes Show on May 29th where I will be transforming people by styling their hair and talking through the entire process for the audience.  Overall though, everything is going really good and I have a great product to distribute.

Tara’s range is available on Cult Beauty, click here to start shopping and pick up yours.

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