So what kind of thought processes occur to make a 67 year old global icon of the silver screen go pink for the Baftas?
Her quick hair chat with Perrie from Little Mix on the Graham Norton Couch last week? Her admiration of Sophie Steven's (winner of ANTM) own pastel leanings?
We have an original crusader on staff to take us through her own hair journey and shed some light on Helen's new look.
Meet Rosie Bendandi, ELLE Bookings Director
I didn't think about it for very long. One day I turned to a good friend at my last job and said 'I'm dying my hair pink'. (I may then have made a moodboard of 'good' pink versus 'bad' pink - my opinions only obviously).
Sure enough, 2 days later I did.
I do it myself at home, its fun and means I know what shade I'm getting (sometimes, it has been a shade or two wrong on a couple of occasions) the pink varies from an intense vibrant pink for summer/ festivals to my usual, and preferred, pastel pink. I mix my own shade as I've yet to find the perfect pink bottled.
I dye the roots and re-pink every couple months, then the colour is topped up subtly and maintained by being mixed in with my conditioner (use a stronger pigment dye like Adore in Hot Pink). Voila. Fuss free and fun!
I've now had it for a while, a lot of people have only known me during my pinky years. My passport is up for renewal and I shall have a pink-haired new one, which excites me far too much!
Don't think I'll be getting rid for it for a while yet. Even my mother likes it, which believe me, is an accomplishment.
Upsides: its fun! Tough to be in a bad mood with this on your head. And you're easy to spot, which comes in handy at train station encounters, gigs and festiv More