Gorgeous, grey-haired model Silvina Neder explains how a chance remark from a photographer became the catalyst for a career change. Having spent 30 years working in market research, the 50-year-old moved to London from Buenos Aires in 2015. Rather than use her new business portrait to continue her current employment, she was encouraged by the photographer to take up modelling instead. The market research industry had changed and so had Silvina. ‘I stopped hiding things,’ she says about growing in the grey and giving up Botox, ‘And now I feel more comfortable and more confident. I’m accepting myself, accepting my age and I want to use modelling to encourage other women to do the same.’
In the second part of our That’s Not My Age: This IS My Style feature, Vicci Bentley describes how to achieve party-ready grey hair. (Makeup details HERE):
Now work those curls into an effortless tousle.
If you have gloriously, naturally curly hair like Silvina, it’s a shame to try to tame it. ‘But thick, curly hair like this can get frizzy,’ warns ENA hairstylist Marco Silva. Moisturising products from the Davines Love Curl collection control curls by loosening them up. ‘The aim is a not-too-tight, more relaxed look,’ he says.
1: Thoroughly moisturise hair by spritzing Curl Revitalizer Spray from mid-lengths to ends.
2: Control frizz by gently raking Curl Controller Cream through hair, using your fingers as a comb.
3: Now build in body and structure with Dry Texturizer, shaping and moulding curls with your fingers. ‘A little bit of strategic backcombing separates and stops curls clumping and looking heavy,’ is Marco’s secret tip. Who knew?
… and let the gloss go right to your head
Curls are fabulous, but they don’t catch the light quite like sleek hair does. ‘Super-moisturising curls not only makes them more glossy and elastic, it helps prevent them contracting back on themselves into a dense, blocky mass,’ explains Marco. Here’s how to polish the pizazz.
1: On dry hair, comb Davines Curl Primer through section by section to thoroughly moisturise.
2: Using your fingers, tweek curls from roots to ends with Davines Oi Oil to open them up, so hair seems less wild. Go sparingly at first – you can always add a few drops more.
3: Whoosh Davines Shimmering Mist all over to give hair an unbelievable shine – and you’re good to go.
Team FAB: Photographer: Annie Johnston. Beauty editor: Vicci Bentley. Fashion stylist: Alyson Walsh. Model: Silvina Neder. Make-up: Louise Heywood. Hair: Marco at Ena Salon, 5 Great Queen Street, London WC2 (020 3301 5451).
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