Shay Mitchell may be one of the few models who approach their careers with a sense of joy—she’s noted that for her “the red carpet is all about having fun and trying new things.” The Pretty Little Liars actress has lived up to her personal adage as she’s regularly experimenting with her style, often with exciting results. She’s used a variety of hairstyles and products, and at not even 30 years old, she’s already influenced many fashion followers.
Layers and Waves
There really is no one Shay Mitchell haircut to imitate. While she’s universally known for her long, dark hair with thick layers and waves, Mitchell has been on a streak of hair changes. According to her stylist, Chris Appleton, this has been deliberate. These days she’s sported short hair, with styles of side sweeps, braids, hoops, topknots, and, off all things, wigs. It’s strange but, according to Appleton, Shay Mitchell hair’s in 2016 are actually “short hair wigs” with false hair in the back and real hairpieces in front. Few models concede to even doing this, but Mitchell has—and the results have been uncommon yet fresh and interesting. Appleton also assisted with placing jewelry in Mitchell’s hair and used blonde hair dye from time to time.
For those looking for hair tutorials, check out Chris Appleton’s Instagram feed, which features many of his hair concoctions and how he makes hair transformations. For those interested in using the hair products that help get Mitchell’s hair in terms of color, Garnier Nutrisse Nourishing Color Crème and Vidal Sassoon Salonist Hair color are good places to begin.
Along with her hair, Shay Mitchell has gained much style press attention for her skin and eye looks. Her cat-like eyes and smooth skin are unique and analyzed by many industry pundits. For the smooth look of her face, Mitchell uses a particular method of using hot water, lemon slices, and skin steaming as a daily ritual of facial skin treatments. In terms of skin products, she’s a Bioré spokesperson and continues to use the brand’s Baking Soda Pore Cleanser, pore strips, and the Self-Heating One-Minute Mask as part as her aforementioned facial skin cleansing method.
Her makeup bag also includes other specific products, usually on the recommendation of makeup artist Patrick Ta. An artist who has always worked Kylie Jenner and Bella Hadid, Ta focuses on smoky eyelids with light smudging effects while avoiding hard makeup lines around the eyes. He also focuses on lashes that can withstand daily work routines and specific lip colors for his clients’ red carpet events.
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