Hair Quotes

The biggest misconception about me is the bad-boy image that everyone stuck me into due to my tattoos, drug days and the constant changes I make with my hair color.

— A. J. McLean

Everything I do, I want to be A.J. Styles. When you see a guy come out with dry, long hair, I want you to be like, ‘Hey, that reminds me of A.J. Styles.’ That’s what I want.

— A.J. Styles

I’m a chubby middle-aged white guy with short hair. I think that’s it, really. I kind of have a look. Right now, I’m not fat enough to be the fat friend, but I’m not thin enough to be the leading man, so I look like a cop.

— Aaron Douglas

Everyone always asks, ‘Did you ever rebel? Did you dye your hair blue? Did you wear black nail polish?’ I mean, of course, there have been episodes when you wear weird-colored lipstick… But generally, I think I was pretty much the way I am now.

— Aerin Lauder

A man should be well groomed. If you’re going to have facial hair, it should be a choice, not an accident.

— Aja Naomi King

I use Pureology Shampoo and Conditioner, and after shampooing, I’ll put the conditioner on, go watch a movie, and wash it out later. When you have black girl hair, once we wash, we’ve gotta do the whole press and get in the edges and everything. That’s a lot of heat to go back to straight on a daily basis.

— Aja Naomi King

All I want is beautiful. I mean, I like grey hair, I love wrinkles. But this is me.

— Alber Elbaz

Flannel shirts, denim, Converse, a guitar, messy hair? That’s literally me.

— Alessia Cara

It’s a very unnatural environment to be in, up on a stage. So you put up defenses to hide. Like looking at the ground with your hair in your eyes, or being tightly wound and quite aggressive and uncooperative, as I used to do.

— Alex Turner

I’ve known the poet Eileen Myles since the 1990s, when I first moved to New York, and I remember seeing her walking her Pit Bull Rosie around the East Village. She had these beautiful arms and David Cassidy hair and the sort of swagger so many of the gay boys I knew wished we had. We all had crushes on her.

— Alexander Chee

In high school, I was so painfully self-aware that how I thought of myself was probably very different from what other people thought of me. I thought of myself as just painfully awkward and dorky. I had a lot of hair and was kind of weird. I sang a lot in the hallways.

— Amy Adams

My mum is really fair and has blonde hair, and my dad is not dark, either.

— Amy Jackson

A fan once asked if he could have a piece of my hair for voodoo. I said no, so he hugged me and plucked out a couple of hairs and ran off.

— Amy Lee

I play with doing a forehead bun a lot, just a bantu knot right in front of the forehead and keep it in with a clip. And I like doing real pinup styles but based on my natural hair.

— Andra Day

I like the Victory rolls, beehive, pompadour – all of that stuff. It’s just cool. And actually, with ethnic hair, oddly enough, it works so well because I don’t have to tease my hair to get body.

— Andra Day

Well, I actually tell my son that I don’t have any hair because he asked me the same question that I gave it to him when he was born, so he actually still believes that. He’s five years old.

— Andre Agassi

It breaks my heart that I don’t see my daughters every day, don’t get to hug them and brush their hair.

— Angie Harmon

When I was 12, every little girl in Russia was trying to wear her hair like mine and playing tennis.

— Anna Kournikova

I love when a girl is like, ‘I can’t hang out. I have to go to class.’ And I go pick her up, and she’s all sweaty in a leotard with her hair in a bun. That’s the hottest thing ever.

— Ansel Elgort

While I was shooting for ‘NH10,’ my hair had to look dirty in the film. To improve the texture… quality of hair, I had to use a lot of conditioner.

— Anushka Sharma

When you are at the Olympic Games, it comes down to a ten thousandth of a hair between making the next round or winning a race or getting second or third.

— Apolo Ohno

I feel like when I went back to my original hair color, a little bit of an edgier side came out.

— Ashley Tisdale

I use Kerastase Oleo-Relax when I get out of the shower. It saves my hair. Actually, I’ve been doing this Brazilian treatment to my hair. It’s a lifesaver I don’t even use a straightener anymore.

— Ashley Tisdale

The cycling helmet can save your life, but it doesn’t look good and tends to ruin your hair.

— Astro Teller

I like having my hair and face done, but I’m not going to lose weight because someone tells me to. I make music to be a musician not to be on the cover of Playboy.

— Adele

Long hair is a security blanket for me. I cut it short a few years ago and I really never want to do that again. When I do cut it, I cut it myself.

— Alanis Morissette

If I’m doing my hair myself, I just wash it and let it naturally dry. I’m actually quite good at doing hair if I wear it up I usually do it myself.

— Alexa Chung

My look is pretty low maintenance, I have a great team around me for hair and make-up, and they have also taught me some great tricks over the years for when I’m doing my own.

— Alexa Chung

If I can’t even be bothered to brush my hair, I don’t think I should start getting face work… I think it would look a bit try-hard.

— Alexa Chung

People that are 40, they don’t sit around at talk about gray hair and how it covers their hair. They talk about highlighting, of course they’re covering gray, but they don’t talk about it that way. They’re going to get their colors because they need a little lightening.

— Andie MacDowell

I never dye my own hair, I don’t know if I could get every spot, and I have a good bit of grey.

— Andie MacDowell

It’s usually my mom who gets on me about my facial hair. I can’t grow a good mustache, so I guess it’s just a neck beard. I just have trouble growing up there.

— Andrew Luck

Not many people know this about me, but I’m a natural blonde. My hair went from light blonde naturally to a darker kind of blonde. My mother dyed my hair dark when I was a child, as I loved the look then. So I’m basically a natural blonde.

— Angelina Jolie

I’ve never been a social person. When I grew up, the other girls would all be combing their hair and exchanging lipstick, and I just couldn’t do that group thing.

— Annie Lennox

I’m a guy’s guy. I don’t comb my hair unless I have to, and I don’t use lotions or fancy shampoos.

— Ashton Kutcher

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries or the way she combs her hair.

— Audrey Hepburn

I love the Kerastase Hair Oils and the Philip Kingsley Elasticizer. They’re great for making my hair really soft, but to be honest, any cheap conditioner works. Just leave it on and let it soak in, and it really helps, whatever you use.

— Abbey Clancy

It wasn’t cool that I didn’t comb my hair and had books and wore glasses. It was never cool be a nerd and tomboy, and these days, it really is. And I’m like, ‘You guys have no idea what I went through.’ How many times my mother yelled at me to comb my hair.

— AJ Lee

When you see me on TV against one of the other girls, they look 10 times better than me, and I’m OK with that. I make a conscious effort not to wear that much makeup and not have my hair so perfectly groomed. That’s just not me. I’m not going to be perfect.

— AJ Lee

When I was little, I got to pick my hair ribbon from my mother’s collection that hung over her dressing-table mirror. I have an entire room of ribbons in my New York apartment.

— Alexandra Stoddard

Being a parent of a boy who wants to wear sparkles and grow his hair long – especially when you don’t know where it’s all going to go – it’s hard stuff. I’m not being politically incorrect in acknowledging that, am I?

— Alice Dreger

I try to always have a hair cut that I don’t have to style every day, so I’ll usually just let my hair air dry.

— Allison Williams

When I grew up, you needed to have straight hair. It’s symbolic of needing to be like everyone else, needing to look like everyone else. And what that meant was looking like the dominant ruling class in America.

— Anne Roiphe

Every comic went through their Mitch Hedberg phase – the glasses, the hair in the face – and you knew immediately when they were doing it.

— Anthony Jeselnik

Like when I had long hair, you kind of got male attention from everything. But when you had short hair, it was a different kind of man that was attracted to you or I found coming up.

— Ashley Scott

It’s cheesy, but having a pimple or a bad hair day isn’t going to matter in five years. I don’t always remember that, but I try.

— Abigail Breslin

Our acquisition strategy is very clear: 3×3. Three continents – Asia, Africa and South America, and in three categories where we have strong positions – personal wash, household care and hair care.

— Adi Godrej

When my hair is curly, I use Suave coconut conditioner. It’s not a leave-in, but I use it like one. It is so light and really brings out my hair’s curl. A lot of leave-ins are too heavy, but this one is just perfect. When it’s straight, I love Frederick Fekkai Tech Shampoo & Conditioner and their Olive Oil glossing cream.

— Adrienne Bailon

Flashy people aren’t everything, you know. Even when they have frizzled hair.

— Ahmet Ertegun

My face is almost like a canvas – a blank canvas in the sense that the hair on my face is very, very fine and my skin is incredibly fair and my hair is quite dark, and that’s very unusual.

— Andrea Riseborough

At the end of the week, it’s nice to just hang out in a pair of jeans and let my hair down. I need a break from all that fashion!

— Archie Panjabi

There are a couple of things that I’m sure people don’t think are important, but I do. I don’t like hair changes unless there’s a reason for it. Clothing – I don’t like to see an outfit worn more than one time in an hour – you can wear it again a few weeks later.

— Aaron Spelling

Why is there such vanity about hair? I make a point to bathe. I worry about boogers in my nose, and I ask the makeup artist to cover up my pimples, but beyond that, I try not to be too vain.

— Anthony Edwards

I hate the only one of my book jackets when I was made up professionally, my hair made into a smooth bell.

— Antonia Fraser

I have the softest beard in the world. As far as growing it, it doesn’t itch, and it’s so non-intrusive. But, I am so sick of hair on my face and on my head. Because I’m not a really hairy guy, I’m not really used to it.

— Ato Essandoh

I must say also that it’s never worked to my disadvantage that I have long, blond hair.

— Ann Beattie

A lot of people have said that I’m trying to be like Justin Bieber by wearing a hat all the time. But the truth is, I don’t like the way my hair looks. It’s kind of weird, so I wear a hat all the time to cover it. I’ve been doing it since I was thirteen.

— Austin Mahone

You have to also provide a video for it, look a certain way and big hair… If you’re a woman it’s even more strange with fake fingernails and corsets and all this stuff that was big in the 80s.

— Ann Wilson

I’m very low maintenance. I use Simple wipes to take off my makeup, wash my hair with whatever’s in the shower.

— Amber Le Bon

I am going to cut my hair very short I’ve never done this before… I want to say I had something to do with how I look, not the cancer.

— Amy Robach

When I first sat down with my oncologist the day before Thanksgiving, and she told me I would need 8 rounds of chemo, one of my first questions admittedly was: ‘Will I lose my hair?’ It sounds shallow, I know, but it was a very scary image to me.

— Amy Robach

After two rounds of chemo, I’ve started to notice, slowly, but surely, my hair has started to appear more regularly in my shower drain, sink drain, pillowcase and comb.

— Amy Robach

As a people, Serbians are very tall, and we have olive skin and dark hair, which can look very nice. You have to be very beautiful to stand out.

— Ana Ivanovic

You know, if I tell the press that I like long blonde hair, the next day there will be girls with long hair wigs outside waiting for me.

— Andy Lau

I did four movies where I gained, like, fifty pounds. I had curly hair, and I had all of this facial hair. I had put on all this weight for these movies, and I did four or five of them back-to-back. Then I cut the weight and I got fit again. I cut my beard and I took away the mustache, and people were like, ‘What are you doing?’

— A. J. Bowen

What I really wanted to know, though, was what it was like to be a geisha? Where do you sleep? What do you eat? How do you have your hair done?

— Arthur Golden

I sometimes don’t wash my hair for two weeks. That’s pretty disgusting. It’s short, so sometimes it’s easier to just wet it.

— Amanda Abbington

Nobody ever recognizes me from ‘Mad Men,’ because they darken my hair a little bit.

— Anne Dudek

I feel like you can do all the research in the world, but when you start putting that costume on, put your hair in a wig and walk into those sets, that’s where the visceral reaction is. It’s no longer in the head. It’s in the body.

— Anastasia Griffith

People who worry about their hair all the time, frankly, are boring.

— Barbara Bush

Rolf Ekeus, his appearance can deceive. He looks somewhere between an international diplomat and a mad professor. He’s got that sort of shock of white hair and a slightly absent-minded way of speaking. But he’s extremely sharp and very serious about power relationships.

— Barton Gellman

Pull the hair on my head the wrong way, and I would be on my knees begging for mercy. I have very sensitive follicles.

— Benedict Cumberbatch

Worry – a God, invisible but omnipotent. It steals the bloom from the cheek and lightness from the pulse it takes away the appetite, and turns the hair gray.

— Benjamin Disraeli

Give someone who has faith in you a placebo and call it a hair growing pill, anti-nausea pill or whatever, and you will be amazed at how many respond to your therapy.

— Bernie Siegel

I’d luv to kiss ya, but I just washed my hair.

— Bette Davis

I can’t count the number of times I’ve been sound asleep, woke up, and I was doing my hair.

— Bill Engvall

I don’t think I missed a single picture Billie Dove ever made. I was crazy for her. I tried to do my hair like her, and eventually, I borrowed her name.

— Billie Holiday

One of the very few things that I do every single day is put on fragrance. If I’m not wearing make-up, if my hair’s not done, if I’m walking around in pyjamas – I still put my fragrance on. I will brush my teeth and put on my perfume.

— Blake Lively

My hair is a safety net for me, so I love to have it down and full and relaxed.

— Blake Lively

I always like hair being a little messy because I think there’s something appealing about the whimsy of putting on a gown with any hair or make-up – just stepping into it, and you’re ready.

— Blake Lively

The hardest pill for me to swallow has been receiving recognition, getting dressed up, going to events. That’s the part that has always terrified me. You can see dozens of photos where I have zero hair and makeup and I’m wearing my own jeans and T-shirt, because I was not that interested in that side of it.

— Brie Larson

I wish my hair was thicker, and I wish my feet were prettier. My toes are really ugly. I wish my ears were smaller. And my nose could be smaller too.

— Britney Spears

When I first started, they were trying to get me into sitcoms – I think because I had that kind of Wonder Bread look and my hair always went into place. I kept saying, ‘I’m not good at sitcoms. I don’t know how to do that.’

— Brad Pitt

My mother emails me stuff about when she finds a paparazzi photo and they’re like, his hair is out of control.

— Bradley Cooper

What’s interesting is a man with no facial hair is less intimidating than a man with facial hair, and a man who is bald is more intimidating than a man with hair.

— Bryan Cranston

That’s why I had to leave Hair on Broadway, because I did it for about a year, and one night I was doing the show, and I realized, well, this is not real. I told the director. He says, man, it was a killer show tonight.

— Barry McGuire

I’ve hidden behind my hair more than clothes. Sometimes having long hair with a fringe is very useful when you don’t want to look at people. I used to have very short hair, but long hair is my thing – a black nocturnal shield.

— Bat for Lashes

I’m the artist formally known as Beck. I have a genius wig. When I put that wig on, then the true genius emerges. I don’t have enough hair to be a genius. I think you have to have hair going everywhere.

— Beck

Like my makeup, I keep my hair simple. It’s either down or in a ponytail.

— Behati Prinsloo

I think I’ve learned a lot just from being in the industry in general, and I never really thought about what to put in my hair to get a perfect beach wave until I started modeling. People will use certain products on me, and I learn that way.

— Behati Prinsloo

I shave my body in all kinds of ways, wear tons of eyeliner and dye my hair pink.

— Beth Ditto

When you see a fantastic colour or cut in a magazine, perched up on some famous so-and-so’s head, it’s tempting to ask your stylist for the same, but do not be fooled. The hair in those fancy photos can be very high maintenance.

— Beth Ditto

I’m naturally a mousy blonde, so I dye my hair, and my eyebrows would disappear if I didn’t get through at least a pencil a month.

— Beth Ditto

I have been 130 lbs. as well as 215 lbs. I have had blond, strawberry blond, green, pink and purple hair, and none of that has ever exempted me from having lewd comments flung at me in the street.

— Beth Ditto

Get a Job’ is about all the rich kids we knew when we were younger, kids who never had jobs but always had money for partying or getting their hair done.

— Beth Ditto

I always use dry shampoo, even if my hair isn’t oily. It gives me so much texture and that bedhead vibe.

— Bethany Mota

I won’t usually make plans with people I don’t know on Fridays because all I want to do is stick my hair in a ponytail and put on a big sweater, some tights and a pair of sneakers after a week working in the city.

— Bobbi Brown

I have had every hair color. I joke with my hair colorist. She keeps sheets of paper on every hair color that I’ve had, so she has records of it all. She’s done my hair since I was 15, and I guess I have a thick folder going because I’ve had so many different hair colors.

— Brittany Snow

I think my least favorite hair color was the hair color that I had in ‘Pitch Perfect 2.’ They really wanted me to be dark red, and I wanted to be lighter like I was in the first movie, but they didn’t want that. But I rocked some light red for a year, after it faded.

— Brittany Snow

Nowadays, they have more trouble packing hair dryers than baseball equipment.

— Bob Feller

If you take a band like Nirvana, their biggest hits are structurally the same as even a hair metal band’s biggest hits. The structure’s not different – the attitude was different. Except it really wasn’t. It seemed a little more human.

— Buzz Osborne

When I was at Babbo, I was covered in scars and scabs and burned bits – melted hair, ribbed burns I got reaching across the top of a hot skillet… I sliced off the tip of my finger. I cleaved my forehead – a deep, ugly wound. Luckily, it regenerated.

— Bill Buford

My hair used to be real long, and my parents were encouraged when I cut it. They thought I was going ‘straight,’ but I was just getting weirder – at least in their eyes. I was getting into the punk thing.

— Billy Idol

They wouldn’t play my records on American radio because I had spiky hair. They said, ‘Punk rock doesn’t sell advertising, it won’t make any money.’

— Billy Idol

I got a tooth bust by somebody who decided they didn’t like me and I thought the moustache hid a scar on my lip. It’s true that people were told facial hair was not appreciated by the British public, but I just decided to keep the moustache.

— Bob Ainsworth

It’s true that people were told facial hair was not appreciated by the British public, but I just decided to keep the moustache.

— Bob Ainsworth

So when I got to 50 I just thought, Hold on: I’m thin. I’ve got my hair. I’m well off. I survived, you know.

— Bob Geldof

For years I used to try to straighten my hair, but I’ve reached a stage where I think, ‘I’ve got red curly hair, and it’s actually really great.’

— Bonnie Langford

I had a hundred things I wanted to be, but when I was 13, I wanted to be an inventor. I wanted to improve the blow-dryer because it takes so long to blow-dry your hair, and it’s just a waste of time. I wanted to invent the therm-alarm, which would have you throw your sheets off in the night when you got too hot.

— Brit Morin

I’d love to go back to Broadway I’d love to do animation I’d love to do hair and make-up campaigns because I love hair and makeup – and, I’d love to do film. I mean, there are a lot of doors I’d love to open up!

— Brooke Elliott

If someone’s got good, clean skin, with not too much make-up on, and good, clean hair that’s bouncy, and the nails are clean and not overly done, then you can put anything on her and she’s going to look good.

— Bruce Oldfield

Whether or not cutting my hair was the right decision, it empowered me.

— Betty Who

The club thing is a world people can associate with, letting your hair down at the weekend.

— Billy Boyd

I grew up in Dallas, with cowboys. I was the only guy in sixth grade with long hair and an earring. Let’s just say I got a lot of, er, flak for being different.

— Barry Watson

My most noticeable physical trait is, hands down, my hair. It’s big, unruly and curly, and you can spot it from a mile away… literally.

— Becca Fitzpatrick

I have a big personality, and I think big personality plus blond hair makes me come across as glib. With dark hair, people look at your face more. Before, it was all about the hair.

— Brooke Burns

My natural color is dark blond, but right now I like being a brunette. I did a movie last summer and they dyed my hair platinum – I hated it.

— Brooke Burns

For years I had my hair parted down the middle in a ponytail, tucked down around the sides… Well, I went and cut the bangs, and I’ve been wearing them ever since. They say it’s my trademark.

— Bettie Page

The name of my condition is Cartilage Hair Syndrome Hypoplasia, but you can just call me Billy.

— Billy Barty

I take my hair, and I just play with it. I’ll just take my hand, I’ll mess with the front, and then I’ll just pat it on the back, and that’s it. I promise you, I don’t use hair spray, I don’t go crazy with products. I just wake up, flip it, and boom, I go bowling.

— Blake Jenner

You know, I do not think it is necessarily looks, I do not think I am the prettiest girl… Everyone has something that is their asset, some have the hair, some have the cheekbones, others have the lips. But once you know what is your asset, then you should capitalize on it.

— Blu Cantrell

There’s a reason why Hasselhoff was in a suit for twelve years, and there’s a reason why Donald still has his hair that way. I’m tellin’ ya. They’re both sexy.

— Brande Roderick

I went through a rebellious phase, and was super into doing crazy hair things. I did only wear black for my junior year of high school. I was one of those kids.

— Brianna Hildebrand

I go to the gym a lot, and I see these guys, these young actors or models there, really punishing themselves – I mean, just killing themselves. And then I’ll see one of them on a billboard, with the artfully messy hair, looking as though it’s just natural and easy to have a body like that.

— Bronson Pinchot

Flyaway, problem hair is the enemy of feminism, and was probably invented by the Man to crush Susan Sontag.

— Caitlin Moran

Growing up, I was the plain one. I had no style. I was the tough kid with the comb in the back pocket and the feathered hair.

— Cameron Diaz

I was a tough kid with the jeans, the concert shirt with the flannel over it, the comb in the back pocket and the feathered hair.

— Cameron Diaz

A lesser complaint: hair extensions. There are moments on ‘All My Children’ when half the women actors, young and old, seem to be afflicted by android Barbie creep. All those thick swatches of lifeless strands clustering lankly round ladies’ necks! Like orange tanning spray, this is a fashion fad that should be put out of its misery.

— Camille Paglia

I never do anything to my hair. I just wash it. It tends to get dry, so I just try to put good, natural oils in it. I do a deep conditioning mask, which is quite good.

— Cara Delevingne

When you get older, you have to stay a bit rock n’ roll so that young people will still be interested in you. The way you move, the way you talk, maybe the way you have your hair in your face a little bit – this keeps you interesting.

— Carine Roitfeld

My goodness, my hair’s been talked about by a million people, you know? It sort of goes with the territory.

— Carly Fiorina

Almost every day, someone asks if I ever flat iron my hair. I say, ‘No, because I’m afraid it wouldn’t look good and wouldn’t come back curly.’

— Carrot Top

I’ve got the long hair and kind of androgynous look. It’s love-hate it’s sexy, but not sexy. So it’s either you get it or you don’t.

— Carrot Top

I use the Philip Kingsley range of shampoos, and they’ve got a great elasticiser, which is fantastic. I wrap my hair in cling film and put that on.

— Cate Blanchett

I do condition my hair with honey and beer. I smell like the bottom of a beer barrel for days afterwards, but it’s very good for the hair.

— Catherine Zeta-Jones

The craziest thing I’ve done is cut my hair blonde and short a couple of years ago. And people reached out to me saying, ‘Celine, you’re one of the most stable things we have in our lives, don’t do that. We want you the way you are.’

— Celine Dion

In particular I want to talk about natural black hair, and how it’s not just hair. I mean, I’m interested in hair in sort of a very aesthetic way, just the beauty of hair, but also in a political way: what it says, what it means.

— Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

You know, I just tend to grow my beard out for ‘Parks and Rec.’ As an actor it’s always easier to shave or cut your hair for a role, but it’s hard to put fake hair on or grow hair for a role. When you look at pictures of me, the longer my hair is, the longer my facial hair is, that’s just the longer I haven’t gotten a job.

— Chris Pratt

Some days I don’t have time for a full workout, but I do have to dry my hair, right? So rather than just stand there blow-drying, I do several kinds of leg squats at the same time. I believe in multitasking.

— Christie Brinkley

I want Violet to be proud of every little thing that is her – her hair, her body. We’re all different, and from early on, I’ve always said she has a very confident personality, and I want her to maintain that.

— Christina Milian

Somebody once asked me how I found Peter Jackson, and I said: ‘Well, I parted his hair, and there he was.’

— Christopher Lee

I mean, I’ve always been a libertarian. Leave everybody alone. Let everybody else do what they want. Just stay out of everybody else’s hair.

— Clint Eastwood

He may have hair upon his chest but, sister, so has Lassie.

— Cole Porter

I’ll have long, straight hair, like down to my back, when I go to Heaven. And I’m not even going to work out, but I’ll be in shape. It’s a whole new program up there.

— Curtis Jackson

If you are ever wondering, ‘If I have thinner thighs and shinier hair will I be happier?’ you just need to meet a group of models because they have the thinnest thighs and the shiniest hair and the coolest clothes and they’re the most physically insecure women on the planet.

— Cameron Russell

I love wearing my hair curly, but turning the curling iron all the way up creates curls that look really made up and artificial.

— Camila Alves

When I was a kid, I wanted a Chanel bob and bangs. My mom said no. I went to the salon anyway, and they said, ‘No way – we are not going to do that to your hair.’ So I did it myself. Big mistake. Instead of my bangs going down straight, they were sticking up like a cat. It was horrible.

— Camila Alves

Someone once told me I looked good in red, so I bought every piece of clothing in red and bright-red lipstick. I had huge hair, as big as I could tease it and spray it.

— Campbell Brown

I thought I’d be edgy and dye my hair red. And I dyed my hair, like, Jessica Rabbit red. It kind of allowed me to have this whole new confidence and this whole new swagger and this whole new sense of self. It kind of brought out the inner rock star in me. I had never dyed my hair like that, and no one forgot me after that.

— Candice Accola

I have some wigs at home just for fun. Throughout my years, my hair has been treated in a not very nice way, so I have to be careful.

— Carice van Houten

I love rewriting because that is where and how you discover the story. It’s like you have this skeleton, and you get to put flesh on it and hair and clothes and really wonderful jewelry.

— Caroline Leavitt

On a normal day-to-day basis, I’m makeup free, hair in a bun, and I just go.

— Caroline Wozniacki

Everybody has a bad hair day, but us girls still like to be told we look nice even if we don’t feel like we do.

— Cat Deeley

I’ve never had anyone just stick their hands through my hair. Yet. If they ask, I go, ‘OK, you can, if you want to. It’s probably just going to feel like most people’s.’ I take it as a compliment.

— Charlie White

From my own personal standpoint, I’ve always preferred my hair shorter because it’s just easier.

— Charlie White

If they ever do my life story, whoever plays me needs lots of hair color and high heels.

— Charlize Theron

I love hats, especially when you have bad hair days.

— Chiara Ferragni

I strongly prefer to keep my hair loose and wavy, leaving it as natural as possible.

— Chiara Ferragni

I have always used Pantene hair products since I was a child, since I was 9 or 10 years old when I began to shampoo and condition my hair. I have also always been ‘obsessed’ with the brand’s beautiful ad campaigns.

— Chiara Ferragni

When I was a teenager, I was really into hair I dyed it different colours and had loads of haircuts. I shaved my head when I was 17 – it was pretty radical!

— Chloe Sevigny

I was a girly-girl until I moved to New York. Then I got really into the androgynous look of the early-’90s club scene. I had really short hair and started blurring the line a bit. But for me, grade school was about Benetton, Esprit, and Guess jeans.

— Chloe Sevigny

I dyed my hair about 42 different colours, and kids can be pretty judgmental about people who are different. But instead of breaking down and conforming, I stood firm. That is also probably why I was unhappy.

— Christina Hendricks

We have defined these characters – people always expect to see me in a pencil skirt. When they see me out of one – much like when they see Jon Hamm’s hair when it isn’t slick – they say, ‘Wait a minute, you’re all 2010!’

— Christina Hendricks

It is tricky because I do wear a lot of vintage on the red carpet, and usually when I’m getting ready, I’ll say, ‘We need to make sure that I don’t look like I’m in a Scorsese film today.’ Sometimes I do something a little bit more modern with my hair. You have to mix it up.

— Christina Hendricks

I was obsessed with the Canadian novel ‘Anne of Green Gables’. I decided I was Anne of Green Gables. There was something that spoke to me about her, and I wanted to have her beautiful red hair.

— Christina Hendricks

I have a wig for when I go outside among the regular folks, so they don’t feel uncomfortable because I have a Day-Glo color somewhere in my hair.

— Cyndi Lauper

You know, I’ve been playing with my hair color ever since I was nine.

— Cyndi Lauper

I understand that if I really need my hair to be nice, now I hire someone to do it, and I understand that putting on a pair of heels really makes a difference.

— Cynthia Nixon

Hair wax is my go-to. When it comes to shampoo, I use whatever is at the rink.

— Carl Hagelin

Costume, hair and makeup can tell you instantly, or at least give you a larger perception of who a character is. It’s the first impression that you have of the character before they open their mouth, so it really does establish who they are.

— Colleen Atwood

I have a friend who, if she has a bad hair day, it affects her whole mood because it is part of her sexuality, her confidence. I don’t have that problem any more.

— Cathy Freeman

In high school I never went to the prom because I was too consumed with gymnastics. Also, with my hair in pigtails and looking about 10, I wasn’t exactly date material.

— Cathy Rigby

I’m not high maintenance, and I’m not into a highly manicured man. I don’t want to see a lot of hair product.

— Cecily Strong

So I begged, half way into season two, for them to let me cut my hair.

— Charisma Carpenter

I have a lot of looks but right now I’m really into grunge. Messy hair, black heels. I get Michelle Pfeiffer with it.

— Chloe Grace Moretz

I feel like everyone should dye their hair a weird color. If you hate it, you can just dye it back.

— Chris Benz

You start noticing that people are noticing how you look, and it is a profoundly alienating experience when it first happens, where you go on TV and you say something about some topic of the day, and on the Internet people are like, ‘What was up with that shirt?’ ‘What was up with your hair?’ And you think, ‘Oh, that’s kind of a bummer.’

— Chris Hayes

There was a misconception about me when I started off because I had my hair greased up and I have some vague resemblance to the hillbilly gene pool that Elvis came from. People would say, ‘You want to be Elvis’ and I would say, ‘No’.

— Chris Isaak

I don’t spend as much time on my hair as people think. I get out of the shower, whack some grease on there and I’m done.

— Chris Isaak

I have long hair because I’m American Indian. I’m an Oklahoma boy, and I’m very proud of my heritage.

— Christian Kane

I’ve waited my whole life to be able to have body hair – but I never thought I’d have back hair. But what are you going to do, right?

— Chaz Bono

I got rid of my glasses and they changed my hair. That’s really all they did. They went shopping for me, so the clothes are different too. It wasn’t like Extreme Makeover where I got a nose job or anything.

— Clay Aiken

Actresses are so spoilt – we have someone who does our hair for us on set, so we don’t know how to do it ourselves in real life. I know how to wash my hair and brush my teeth, but that’s about it!

— Clemence Poesy

I was blessed with blonde hair and a baby face – well, I don’t know if you’d call that blessed – I don’t even remember when I started shaving.

— Clay Matthews III

You let the hair down, and that’s when the wild man comes out.

— Clay Matthews III

It was a huge shock. I’ve never had hair that short in my life! I think the rest of the cast and crew were mourning my haircut more than I was! But after a while, I felt liberated, I learned to embrace it.

— Camilla Belle

It was in the ’80s, so I guess big hair and high bangs. And I had so many gummy bracelets! While we were doing ‘Full House,’ we were like, ‘You know, in 10 years, we’re going to look back on this and think this is horrible.’ But everyone looked like that!

— Candace Cameron Bure

I had a moment in the Library of Congress among the presidential papers. I opened a folder, and there was an envelope in it. The front of the envelope was facing the table, so I didn’t know what was in it. I opened it and out spilled all this hair. I turned the envelop over and it says, ‘Clipped from President Garfield’s head on his deathbed.’

— Candice Millard

I like my hair long, and I love my bangs. I love them because I can pin them back or keep the fringe with attitude.

— Cassie Steele

People always want you to look pretty. I would like to live in the Midwest in a small town and never put makeup on. But they won’t let you do that. Once I went through a period when I did do that, wore no makeup, wore my hair any which way, and people looked at me like I was a bum.

— Catherine Hicks

I woke up one day and wanted to change my look. And I was like, ‘Okay, what are you going to do about it?’ I said, ‘I’m going lose 30 pounds, I’m going to get a little lipo, and I’m going to get a Monroe piercing, and I’m going to cut my hair. I’m going to get totally wild.’

— CeCe Peniston

Everyone should have hair. When you get dressed up, you must do that last whip of hair spray, or life’s not worth living.

— Charles Nelson Reilly

Girls can wear jeans, cut their hair short, wear shirts and boots, ’cause it’s okay to be a boy, but for a boy to look like a girl is degrading.

— Charlotte Gainsbourg

During my days as a soccer player, my teammates used to call me ‘Touch’ because I have a touch of blonde hair on my forehead which is a birth mark. But now swimming is my favourite sport.

— Chad le Clos

I usually go to Lush for hair products. I had no idea that this existed, but they have a shampoo rock, and it looks like a bar of soap, and I was tripping out when they told me it was a shampoo, so that’s pretty sweet.

— Christian Serratos

I’m kind of lax about hair in general. I stopped shaving my armpits in part to experiment with pheromones, but also because I just didn’t feel like shaving them anymore.

— Callie Hernandez

Every job I’ve had since ‘Smallville’ has wanted me to have red hair, so I have to thank ‘Smallville’ for that. But, just the fact that it was so different was appealing to me. As an actor, you want to be able to play a lot of different things.

— Cassidy Freeman

I was teased up until high school about my hair, being short, my high pitched voice, and just anything you can think of.

— Chrissie Fit

My hair is too fine to bleach. I get so much breakage, it’s not worth it to dye it.

— Christa B. Allen

I was born in Boston, but then I went down to Virginia. We spent a little time in Maryland, and then were in Virginia by the time I was seven. What struck me the most was that my mother thought that she had gone to the middle of nowhere, and we would still drive four hours for her to get her hair cut in Washington, D.C.

— Connie Britton

I’m a very outgoing person. I’m always happy, I’m one of those people who are always smiling. If somebody described me to somebody else, they’d say the kid with the curly hair with the big smile on his face. I get along with everybody.

— Corbin Bleu

One of the strangest things about being an actor is that people you don’t know feel that they are allowed to comment on your hair, body, clothes, relationships.

— Courtney Thorne-Smith

My hair does get really frizzy, so I use a de-frizzing serum from Bumble and Bumble, and also Moroccan Oil is some really good stuff. Plus, I can’t live without my Burt’s Bees lip balm!

— Chloe Bridges

I really love diving in, head first, with directing and not having to worry about hair, makeup or lines.

— Chris Lowell

Southland’ is very real it’s not about who found the hair in the bed. There are procedural aspects to it, but it’s not about that.

— Christopher Chulack

I look fine. I’ve had no surgery apart from an operation I had decades ago to remove the fat under my eyes. My mum looked 30 when she was 60, so I guess I owe it all to genes and hair dye.

— David Cassidy

I like to have my hair grow, because I need to have hair for different roles. But I’m a woman, so I’m always cutting my hair off and wishing that I hadn’t.

— Debi Mazar

When Clinton first appeared on the national stage back in 1992, the young wife of the Arkansas governor running for president, she kept her natural-brown hair off her face with a headband.

— Deborah Tannen

I used to be very insecure about my curly hair, because I lived in a country where everybody had blonde straight hair.

— Diane von Furstenberg

I am a fast dresser, 30 minutes max with hair and makeup. I don’t have a uniform, but I like to be comfortable.

— Diane von Furstenberg

If I hadn’t been a woman, I’d be a drag queen for sure. I like all that flair and I’d be dressing up in them high heels and putting on the big hair. I’d be like Ru Paul.

— Dolly Parton

Someone once asked me, ‘How long does it take to do your hair.’ I said, ‘I don’t know, I’m never there.’

— Dolly Parton

On TV people look at your hair and then they look at your skin, and then they look at your clothes, and by the time they’re listening to what you’re saying, you’re off the screen.

— Douglas Coupland

When I was a kid, I always wanted to dye my hair crazy colors.

— Dove Cameron

George Carlin is kind of my template now because George Carlin before was straight laced regular comic and he had short hair, a tie, suit, nightclub guy. Then he said screw it, let his hair grow, just started telling what he thought was the truth. So that’s what I’m trying to do.

— Drew Carey

I’ve been cutting my hair ever since college. I try to do that whenever it gets rough. I’m not too cheap to go the barber shop, but I mostly try to do that by myself. I try to keep my skills sharp.

— D’Brickashaw Ferguson

In England we burnt redheads at the stake, because we thought they were witches. There are still young redheads in Britain getting ripped for having red hair. ‘Oy, Ginger!’

— Damian Lewis

I’m about 5′ 10, and my hair is the length of my whole body now. We grow our hair because of faith, but it’s getting heavy. Most of the rastas I know with hair my length are elders, and they keep it tied up, but for a young person who’s active and running around, the weight is a big thing. So to play sports, I put it in a backpack.

— Damian Marley

There are a lot of people who do a lot of things to be outrageous with fashion, hair or makeup.

— Daphne Guinness

An actress in a film starts every day with an hour and a half in front of a mirror, with hair and make-up and costumes.

— Debra Winger

Bill Clinton sitting on Air Force One getting his hair cut while people around the country cooled their heels and waited for him, became a metaphor for a populist president who had gotten drunk with the perks of his own power and was sort of, you know, not sensitive to what people wanted.

— Dee Dee Myers

I’ve never wanted anybody to like me because I had long hair or short hair, or that they liked the way I dressed or they liked the way I dressed or they liked the way I smile.

— David Allan Coe

I had my shortcomings – crazy hair, braces, bad skin and all that stuff. I went through it all.

— David Boreanaz

But quite honestly, personally, I was much more concerned – I mean, there’s not much I can do about my appearance obviously other than spending four hours in hair and makeup.

— Diane Kruger

I’ve always had the hair of Lionel Ritchie since I was a boy, but the mullet sadly is a hairpiece. My wife won’t let me rock that hairstyle.

— Danny McBride

Playing mother to grown-up kids does not allure me much. I will not feel comfortable. Also, my fans will not like me with grey hair.

— Divyanka Tripathi

One of my favorite episodes was the one in which Homer grew hair. That was a very unique episode, since there was a gay secretary, but that wasn’t even the issue of the show-the issue was Homer’s image changing because he had hair.

— Dan Castellaneta

See, my strumpf is in my hair. Now, I don’t know what strumpf means. It’s just a term some brothas gave me.

— Danny Masterson

I first read ‘The Scarlet Letter’ when I was fifteen. In it, I found a familiar vision of religious intolerance to the one around me. I grew up in the 1980s, when televangelists, with their fluffed up hair and their tears, self-righteously denounced all kinds of sinners, reserving a special, full-throated enthusiasm for gay people.

— David Ebershoff

I was distressed by the poor quality of the debate surrounding energy. I was also noticing so much green wash from politicians and big business. I was tired of the debate – the extremism, the nimbyism, the hair shirt. We need a constructive conversation about energy, not a Punch and Judy show. I just wanted to try to reboot the whole debate.

— David J. C. MacKay

I lost some weight, grew my hair and now every woman in America over 40 wants to date me. It’s their daughters I want to convince.

— David Krumholtz

I got into my very theatrical phase. I wore only black: a big black hat and wild hair and wild black clothes, and I carried a sword stick. I went there still looking like Miss Florida, and I came back looking very different.

— Delta Burke

I always had long hair. When you lose it, you realise just how important it is to your identity.

— Delta Goodrem

I love having my hair back. It is so important to how you feel, how you dress, how you look.

— Delta Goodrem

As a fair skinned blonde, I disappeared into the background. I’ve always been a loner, so I suppose dyeing my hair red was a way to say, ‘I’m here, I exist, I’m a human being and you can’t just push me aside.’

— Deborah Ann Woll

I think the ’90s is the reason why I recently had to find natural haircare products to allow my hair to grow. That was a time where they were processing your hair, and it was a time when African-American women wanted that straight hair.

— Drew Sidora

I knew I was Chinese, but growing up, it never occurred to me that that had any particular implication or that it should differentiate me in any way. I thought it was a minor detail, like having red hair.

— David Henry Hwang

Sunday night is curry night. I always order a spinach paneer and a chicken tikka. There’s usually something good on TV like ‘Mr Selfridge’ or ‘Downton Abbey,’ so I’ll watch them before I have to think about blowdrying my hair and all the other boring stuff us girls have to do!

— Donna Air

From sixth grade on I was a real Pillsbury doughboy. Overweight, long hair, thick glasses.

— David Keith

I’m always trying to push the envelope and go with a different hairstyle that you’re not going to see on anybody else. I have a really good grade of hair, and I can do a lot of different things with it.

— David Otunga

When I walked into the room to meet Michael Landon, it was clear he was a big-time star. To be around him was as far from Charles Ingalls as you could get. The hair was the same – no one touched his hair.

— Dean Butler

I’ve had years of teasing about my red hair, but I definitely think it toughened me up. If you’re ginger, you end up pretty quick-witted.

— Ed Sheeran

I used to be obsessed with Pearl Jam, but I love having pink hair and kind of looking like a Barbie.

— Ellie Goulding

I’m never happy with my face, my hair, I haven’t really got any boobs and I’m not really that tall.

— Ellie Goulding

I’ve changed the way I look a bit but not intentionally. I’ve cut my hair. I’ve got a bit of pink in it and lately I’ve become a bit monochrome, wearing a lot of black and white.

— Ellie Goulding

I had no portrait, now, but am small, like the wren and my hair is bold, like the chestnut bur and my eyes, like the sherry in the glass, that the guest leaves.

— Emily Dickinson

I find the whole concept of being ‘sexy’ embarrassing and confusing. If I do a photo-shoot, people desperately want to change me – dye my hair blonder, pluck my eyebrows, give me a fringe. Then there’s the choice of clothes. I know everyone wants a picture of me in a mini-skirt. But that’s not me.

— Emma Watson

As I’ve got older, and since I cut all my hair off, I’ve felt a bit more liberated about trying different things out.

— Emma Watson

Bolivia’s majority Indian population was always excluded, politically oppressed and culturally alienated. Our national wealth, our raw materials, was plundered. Indios were once treated like animals here. In the 1930s and 40s, they were sprayed with DDT to kill the vermin on their skin and in their hair whenever they came into the city.

— Evo Morales

As Erykah Badu, it has nothing to do with me, the way I look, my hair wrap, my style, it’s about you and what you feel for my music. If I can make you feel like the way that people who influenced me made me feel, that’s completion.

— Erykah Badu

The more I mistreat my hair, the stronger it grows back. I think it must be determined to survive.

— Edie Campbell

I keep my hair gray, so I like silver and platinum. For women who dye their hair, they can wear whatever they want.

— Elsa Peretti

I’ve learned all my hair and makeup tricks on the set, and I incorporate all kinds of things when I’m getting ready, and I’m big on blotting papers. I get a very shiny forehead, which I like to call my inner glow coming out.

— Elizabeth Banks

I had a nice, pert nose but a plain round face and a mop of curly brown hair. That was not the photograph of a successful model.

— Eileen Ford

Guys usually like a very natural look. I think it’s bad idea to wear a strong lip on a first date – or for the first few dates. I’m always too nervous he’ll kiss it off – if I’m lucky enough to get a kiss! I also think soft, sexy hair is important.

— Emmy Rossum

You can put in a curl or put on a lip color or mascara, but the important thing is that the health of your skin and hair is shining through.

— Erin Heatherton

I make sure the foods I eat will benefit the appearance of my hair, skin and nails.

— Erin Heatherton

Backstage at the Victoria’s Secret show is pure madness. Big personalities, big hair, and tons of press.

— Erin Heatherton

When I first began modeling, I was very conventional looking. I had hair down to my waist in a side parting – almost church-like. But beneath the sheath of hair lay this Amazonian, strong-looking frame.

— Erin O’Connor

My hair is an untidy bob. I am very dark, but I embellish the roots because I am white in one clump.

— Erin O’Connor

Black Friday is not another bad hair day in Wall Street. It’s the term used by American retailers to describe the day after the Thanksgiving Holiday, seen as the semi-official start of Christmas shopping season.

— Evan Davis

I am an old geezer: a grandpa kind of a guy. I was born October 19, 1931. I have gray hair, a beard, and a little pot belly. I have two children who are over 30 years old and a sweet little granddaughter who is 11 years old.

— Ed Emberley

I don’t know about the hair. I’ve had it since I was a kid, and when I look at myself in the mirror, it looks quite normal. But then when I look at myself in a photo, I realise that my hair is basically bigger than my head! There’s quite a lot of interest in my hair, which is strange, as for me, it’s normal!

— Erik Hassle

The hair department is always on my case about washing my hair. I am incredibly lazy, and a brat about washing my hair.

— Eden Sher

I use my Bionic flat iron and hair dryer, all shampoo and conditioners are sulfate free, and keep the blow-drys to a minimum. If I can go two to three or even four days without washing my hair, I’ll just go for it. I know, sounds gross, but otherwise, I’d be frying my hair.

— Edy Ganem

The funny thing about voice over is you can go in in sweatpants and have your hair all messed up, and no one will see you, and you can still deliver the same great product.

— Elizabeth Gillies

I love being super-tough, but if I need to put on a dress and do my hair and makeup, I can do that, too.

— Elizabeth Rodriguez

I don’t wash my hair very often. Once a week if I can. Because the more you wash it, you end up stripping out the natural oils. What I like to do is just rinse out the products that I’ve used during the week and then put leave-in conditioner in and let it dry naturally.

— Ella Eyre

When I was young, I wanted to be the face of a makeup campaign or a hair campaign, so that’s something that I’ve always dreamed of that hopefully comes along. And then obviously starring with Ryan Gosling in a movie wouldn’t be so bad, either.

— Emeraude Toubia

I was a tomboy as a kid – I was skinny and had cropped hair and was often mistaken for a boy – and up until I was about six, I had my own very fluid ideas of gender in that I believed that, somehow, an individual could choose whether or not s/he wanted to be a boy or a girl.

— Elizabeth Hand

When I was modeling in Japan, I could blend in a little because of my hair, but my roommates with blonde hair got harassed. People would touch their hair and grope them in the subway. Actually, a lot of groping happens in the subway in Japan, but that’s probably true of subways everywhere.

— Emmanuelle Vaugier

Moisture, moisture, moisture is the key to maintaining our hair. I use water-based products and try to put something on my hair every day. I pay special attention to my edges, as they are so fragile.

— Erica Ash

My natural hair is short and naturally grows to frame my face. So that’s my favorite. I also like tree-braids. They’re easy, fast, there’s not much pulling on your hair, and they are very lightweight.

— Erica Ash

I used to break a lot of clubs. I probably was a little different than your average junior player. I did have a lot longer hair and a lot more brown hair. But my demeanor, you know, really from maybe my second, third year on Tour, has gotten a lot more even keel.

— Fred Couples

I didn’t realize that everyone was so attracted to my hair. I thought, well what about my music?

— Faith Hill

The woman with dark hair, wide hips, and a few extra pounds has always been the essence of beauty in Morocco.

— Fatema Mernissi

I go to the hamam and put henna on my skin and hair. Even when I go to New York, I let the shower run hot to create a steam hamam at my hotel. But when I finish with the bath, I put on expensive French creams.

— Fatema Mernissi

I actually studied literature at university, so I’m much more of an arts-based person, but I remember I actually did enjoy physics because you got to do weird experiments. I remember we did this thing with static where we all had to put our hands on this static ball to see that your hair would all stand on end.

— Felicity Jones

I actually always had short hair as a kid, and it’s really liberating. I recommend it. It’s just very easy. I don’t have to brush it.

— Felicity Jones

When I was much younger, I sometimes felt rejected by feminists because of an image that I sold because it paid the bills. Any fool could tell my hair is dyed.

— Felicity Kendal

It’s nice not to have lines when you frown, especially on TV. I don’t know why people make such a fuss about it. No one is interested if a woman has her teeth capped or her hair dyed.

— Felicity Kendal

Writing a novel is a terrible experience, during which the hair often falls out and the teeth decay.

— Flannery O’Connor

If you asked me to go back to being 14 or 15, I couldn’t – it was a terrifying time. I was so awkward in my own skin. I used to hide behind my hair because I was so ridiculously self-conscious.

— Florence Welch

When I first started, especially because I got the Critics’ Choice before I’d released an album, there was a lot of scrutiny on what my character was, what my background was, what colour my hair was. I fought quite hard for the music to overtake the personality aspect.

— Florence Welch

When you doubt one thing about yourself, you start thinking there’s also something wrong with your hair, your body, your clothes, your accent.

— Freida Pinto

For some reason, I wrote about the bed we slept in when I was a kid. It was a half-acre of misery, that bed, sagging in the middle, red hair sticking out of the mattress, the spring gone and the fleas leaping all over the place.

— Frank McCourt

We didn’t gel with Poison and the Bon Jovi. Bon Jovi was the best of the pop metal bands, but we never fit in with the hair metal stuff. We were never as hip as the Chili Peppers. We were in the middle.

— Gary Cherone

I wouldn’t say I’m vain – I’m just in a job where the way you look is important. Well, at least the facelift wasn’t vanity, but the hair was.

— Gary Numan

When I get a new script, I write a record of how many costume and make-up changes I have. I cross-check them against the shooting schedule and then consult with the hair and make-up designers.

— Gina Bellman

The industry is quite chauvinistic generally. Expectations of women, girls, what they should look like, how they should be, what they should say, what they should wear, how their hair should be, what colour their skin should be.

— Gemma Arterton

I don’t want to be about the way I look – my body, my hair, my makeup, all those boring things.

— Gemma Arterton

You forget how many people watch TV until you come into a town like this. Everybody knows you, and I’m always humbled, especially when there are 500 little kids who all have their hair done like yours and want to be designers.

— Genevieve Gorder

Basically, my hair is very dry from all the backcombing! Hairdressers prefer if your hair is dry and damaged, as it makes it easier to style.

— Georgia May Jagger

My wedding was at home, so I didn’t really want to wear a veil in my house. Instead I wore a lot of diamond hair clips. They were brooches, actually, designed by Lorraine Schwartz.

— Georgina Chapman

Let the devil catch you but by a single hair, and you are his forever.

— Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

At home I wear my own clothes, no makeup and don’t do anything exciting with my hair. I get to borrow pretty dresses for the red carpet and have experts do my hair and makeup.

— Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Because of my job, my hair gets played with a lot on set, so I try to give it little bit of breathing space when I’m not working.

— Gugu Mbatha-Raw

When I’m not working, I’m really, really low key. I don’t wear makeup unless I have to I don’t get my hair done unless I really need to.

— Gugu Mbatha-Raw

I don’t know, so much of women’s femininity is tied up with their hair.

— Gwendoline Christie

I was 19 or 20 when The Beatles were at their peak, and I was coming up to the peak of my career, too. I was also the first footballer to have long hair, and that’s how I got my nickname ‘the Fifth Beatle.’

— George Best

You don’t want to try to look younger, because you’ll look wrong. You dye your hair, you look wrong. You wear a bad toupee, you look wrong. You wear makeup to hide things, you get your eyes done, you look wrong.

— George Clooney

I’m the least metrosexual cat you’ve ever met. I’ve never had my fingernails or toenails done, and I’ve cut my own hair longer than other people have cut my hair.

— George Clooney

A few dozen changes to the genome of a modern elephant – to give it subcutaneous fat, woolly hair and sebaceous glands – might suffice to create a variation that is functionally similar to the mammoth. Returning this keystone species to the tundras could stave off some effects of warming.

— George M. Church

So many of the kids on television have really nice clothes, perfect skin and hair.

— Gia Coppola

When I was younger, I had pink underneath my hair, and I got detention. I went to an all-girls school where you wore a uniform, and pink hair was not OK.

— Gia Coppola

I don’t really have the patience to do my hair, which is why it’s always parted down the middle, slicked, in a low ponytail or a messy high bun. I’m too lazy to do my own hair, but I like doing my makeup.

— Gigi Hadid

When I was a teenager, I was fat. I was shy. I wore glasses. I had a big eyebrow and hair all over my body. They were years of torture.

— Gloria Estefan

I usually do my hair and makeup in 30 to 45 minutes, and if my hair is dirty, I’ll just put it in a bun or a ponytail. If it’s in a bun, I’ll part it down the middle and do a low bun with a couple pieces in the front coming down.

— Gigi Hadid

I like experimenting with different hair care, and when I get sick of it, I always mix it up. Ghd makes this mousse that I add to John Frieda’s Frizz Ease, and it makes a ponytail hold really well.

— Gigi Hadid

And one of the things that I learned was you can’t generalise at all about a woman in a veil. You can’t think you know her story, because she will confound you over and over again. She may be an engineer or a diplomat or a doctor. Or she may be an unbelievable babe with bleached hair down to her waist.

— Geraldine Brooks

I remember when ‘Grease’ came out, I used to force my mum to try and grease my hair back, and it was never long enough, and literally I’d be screaming at her, ‘Do it. Just do it!’.

— Gerard Butler

It was very painful combing my hair. My grand-uncle was a Pentecostal bishop, and he was very strict: our hair couldn’t be permed or straightened. So I just cut it all off.

— Grace Jones

I usually tell people upfront what to expect, and that I really want their feedback and their ideas, and if they think I’ve got a hair out of place or food stuck in my teeth, gosh, I want to know that.

— Greg Brenneman

I love my work with a frenetic and perverse love, as an ascetic loves the hair shirt which scratches his belly.

— Gustave Flaubert

I’ve been using the same hair wax for as long as I can remember. I’m not a gel guy, I’m not a perfume guy, not really into any of that.

— Guy Fieri

If you are AC/DC, you don’t get credit for slow songs. And if you are doing a show about food with a blond dude with crazy blond hair and tattoos who drives a hot rod, of course everyone is going to think everything you eat is deep-fried.

— Guy Fieri

I don’t colour my hair, and I look like the back end of a bus, so I get asked to play old people.

— Gemma Jones

I do have bad hair days. If I fall asleep with it slightly damp, I wake up and it’ll all be piled up on top in a mess.

— Georgia Jagger

It’s very hard when you do photocalls. You have to be on time, you have to be all cheesy smiles, and have your hair and make-up done, and be into it. It’s not like a photoshoot. You have to really put the cheese factor in. I think you have to be more willing to go for it.

— Georgia Salpa

After I grew some facial hair, I looked a bit older, and I guess that’s what the modeling world wanted because I started booking more luxury brands.

— Godfrey Gao

There’s no white comic that sells tickets to black people like me. They’re going to get their hair done, get a new outfit, and come out to see a white dude.

— Gary Owen

When you’re a teenage girl, a lot of being pretty has to do with your hair.

— Halsey

Men can’t do much to change we have to wear suits, although I never wear a tie, apart from in Asia sometimes. So I decided to grow my hair.

— Hans Vestberg

Acting is all about big hair and funny props… All the great actors knew it. Olivier knew it, Brando knew it.

— Harold Ramis

I would have liked to grow up in Liverpool and become a rocker. I would have put my boots on, jeans and a leather jacket, and long hair and played the guitar.

— Hasso Plattner

All a woman needs is a good bath, clean clothes, and for her hair to be combed. These things she can do herself. I very seldom go to the hairdresser, but when I do, I just marvel.

— Hedy Lamarr

Dirt makes a man look masculine. Let your hair blow in the wind, and all that. It’s OK. All you have to do is look neat when you have to look neat.

— Hedy Lamarr

My motto is to go wild on the accessories – the belts, the hair clips, the jewelery.

— Heidi Klum

Hair that gleams can send a clear sign that you’re young and in your prime, whatever your actual age.

— Helen Fisher

Hair that looks like it’s been naturally sun-bleached makes you seem youthful, like you spend a lot of time outdoors. And that appeals to most people.

— Helen Fisher

This is my own little rock theory: In my mind, Nirvana slayed the hair bands. They shot the top off the poodles.

— Henry Rollins

Death metal uses a lot of white face paint and black hair dye to make its point. I quite enjoy this genre for its intensity, extremism and underlying irony: You have to be alive to play it and listen to it.

— Henry Rollins

Many years ago, I concluded that a few hair shirts were part of the mental wardrobe of every man. The president differs from other men in that he has a more extensive wardrobe.

— Herbert Hoover

When my hair was shorter, I used to get it done every couple of days… but I got tired of that.

— Hillary Clinton

Every president, if you watch what they look like when they come into office, you can see their hair turn white because it’s such a hard job.

— Hillary Clinton

I think good-looking people seldom make good television. And American television studios almost concede before they start: ‘Well, it won’t be good, but at least it’ll be good-looking. We’ll have nice-looking girls in tight shirts with F.B.I. badges and fit-looking guys with lots of hair gel vaulting over things.’

— Hugh Laurie

Number one is that it just scares people! Your hair is standing up on your arms, or at least that there’s a few moments when you’re jumping. That’s what makes it a good horror movie.

— Gina Philips

When I was younger, I was very princessy. I always wanted to be blond-haired and blue-eyed. This was before Mulan, so I was very upset about all the Cinderellas. I always tried to imagine that maybe Snow White was Chinese since she had black hair.

— Grace Lin

Men’s fame is like their hair, which grows after they are dead, and with just as little use to them.

— George Villiers

Throughout my life, I’ve known that if I change my hair, if I change my look, people I know will blank me in the street.

— Hattie Morahan

I’m not really into makeup, not really into fuffing with hair and stuff.

— Hayley Atwell

My hair has been this chapter thing for me. In ‘Jem,’ I have blue hair. ‘Insidious,’ it’s pink. In ‘CSI,’ I have blonde. I love changing my hair. It’s just hair and it grows all the time.

— Hayley Kiyoko

Like most dancers, I love lip stains! We hate gloss because hair gets stuck in it.

— Heather Morris

The whole series is black-and-white, so when I went to shoot one of the women I only had black-and-white film with me. She had reddish hair and was a very pretty girl, a nice girl.

— Helmut Newton

It’s how you look at beauty. Is it only an outward appearance with hair and makeup and a hot body, or is it something deeper than that?

— Hilary Swank

If I had to name one thing that probably causes more conflict within the band, it’s probably the fact that I’m the girl, and it takes much longer with hair and makeup and wardrobe. But they’ve gotten used to it. It’s one of those things I think they realize that when they say she’ll be ready in 10 minutes, it normally means 15 or 20.

— Hillary Scott

I enjoy flitting around between hair colours. I find it fascinating when people think I’m naturally blonde, as I’ve only been blonde for about two seconds. People pay more attention to you as a blonde it’s also easier for people to assume you’re a ditsy young actress. Of course, I am a ditsy young actress – well, maybe not ditsy.

— Holliday Grainger

I’m lucky because I had blonde hair for a while for this TV show I was doing – they had me dye my hair blonde – and every audition I was going out for was bleach blonde. The mean girl, the pretty girlfriend, and the dumb cheerleader.

— Haley Lu Richardson

If you want to change your hair colour or your nail colour or things like that its fine, but you have to realize the dangers and repercussions of surgery.

— Heidi Montag

I was terribly gawky, too goofy to become a high-kicking cheerleader, with stringy brown hair and bad posture. Definitely nobody noticeable!

— Helen Slater

I notice that most of the men who tease me about my hair, don’t have any.

— Holland Taylor

I always had a short bob with bangs, and I hated it. My mum would always say, ‘A short hair cut is always the way to go for you.’ I had it for fourteen years!

— Irina Shayk

I think Eggs looks great, with his mucky face with dirt all over it and greasy hair. He’s the ideal boy Boxtroll, really. It’s quite difficult to capture a boy who’s grown up as a Boxtroll. So, he looks good.

— Isaac Hempstead Wright

I don’t own a blow-dryer – I don’t know how to use it. Most mornings, I walk to work with my hair wet.

— Ivanka Trump

I was born with a love of animals, the same way I was born with brown hair. When I was a little girl in Rome, I always had pets, which I adored.

— Isabella Rossellini

What is good hair? It can be anything to anyone. Good hair is healthy hair, whatever you perceive that to be.

— Isaiah Mustafa

I love magazines. I always read ‘Time,’ ‘Newsweek’ and ‘The Economist.’ When I get my hair cut, French ‘Vogue,’ French ‘Elle,’ ‘Paris Match’ – I read them all in 10 minutes.

— Janine di Giovanni

I like to maintain a certain sense of fantasy. At home, do I have the full hair and makeup? No. But I might have the nice dress on.

— Jennifer Lopez

To be with the others, you have to have your hair short and wear ties. So we’re trying to make a third world happen, you know what I mean?

— Jimi Hendrix

But there’s so much kludge, so much terrible stuff, we are at the 1908 Hurley washing machine stage with the Internet. That’s where we are. We don’t get our hair caught in it, but that’s the level of primitiveness of where we are. We’re in 1908.

— Jeff Bezos

For me, hair is an accoutrement. Hair is jewelry. It’s an accessory.

— Jill Scott

My hair has never been my greatest feature, so that was funny enough unto itself that my hair became so focused on.

— Jennifer Aniston

The real color of my hair is mouse. I always want to be ginger, which I was when I was born, or blond, because I live in L.A., and I want to look like I go surfing without any physical effort.

— John Lydon

Yes, exercise is the catalyst. That’s what makes everything happen: your digestion, your elimination, your sex life, your skin, hair, everything about you depends on circulation. And how do you increase circulation?

— Jack LaLanne

Take care of yourself by eating right, sleeping right, and exercising regularly! These are the only rules I swear by. If you follow this religiously and use the right products, your skin and hair will thank you.

— Jacqueline Fernandez

I enjoy hats. And when one has filthy hair, that is a good accessory.

— Julia Roberts

I’ve seen plenty of films where the projector broke. The problems that we have in the digital age are exactly the same as we had. Instead of, ‘There’s a hair in the gate,’ it’s, ‘The computer ate the footage.’ There will always be things like that going on. Nothing is perfect.

— Joss Whedon

I colour my hair mousy brown and I wear makeup only on stage. I use Laura Mercier – something called Biscuit, I think. I run one tiny sponge over my face and cover the red blotches. If I’ve got some rouge, I’ll bung it on my mouth and cheeks.

— Jane Birkin

When I got into the music industry, I wasn’t focused on being the most famous artist or even getting a major record deal. It was just to make music on my own terms or create my own image, do my own hair, do my own makeup.

— Janelle Monae

By age seven, I used to comb my hair for performances, just pull my hair up into a bun. Granted, it wasn’t a very intricate hairstyle. Still, to be that responsible and disciplined at age seven is unusual.

— Janet Jackson

I’m lying in my bed, blanket is warm, this body will never keep me safe from harm. I still feel your hair, black ribbons of coal. Touch my skin to keep me whole. If only you’d come back to me. To feel you at my side, wouldn’t need no Mojo Pin to keep me satisfied.

— Jeff Buckley

I was going to buy a book on hair loss, but the pages kept falling out.

— Jay London

I recorded my hair this morning, tonight I’m watching the highlights.

— Jay London

Because the heart beats under a covering of hair, of fur, feathers, or wings, it is, for that reason, to be of no account?

— Jean Paul

On my own I generally have very messy hair, wear jeans and sneakers.

— Jewel

In the end, punk inevitably burned itself out and acted as a bridge across which the New Romantics could sashay in their chiffon and glossy hair.

— Jo Brand

I can’t see any difference in having your hair dyed, your teeth fixed, your nose done, or your face smoothed out or lifted.

— Joanna Lumley

It’s like those high-school yearbook photos that everyone would rather not see: Oh my God, look at that mullet hair. I have those photos too, but for me, they’re, like, entire movies. And they show them on cable.

— John Cusack

For days after death hair and fingernails continue to grow, but phone calls taper off.

— Johnny Carson

For three days after death, hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off.

— Johnny Carson

When I was growing up, I always thought my hair was messy.

— Julia Louis-Dreyfus

I guess if I wrote a book one day, it would be about hair.

— Julia Louis-Dreyfus

I always have a beard between jobs. I just let it grow until they pay me to shave it. People are quite surprised it’s ginger. Sometimes they ask me if dye my hair and I always say ‘Wow, no!’ I’m ‘trans-ginger.’

— James McAvoy

Mitt Romney – he had a Rock Hudson thing going, shoeblack hair and a well-hung resume, but even for a shameless, position-shifting phony he seemed a trifle insincere.

— James Wolcott

When I was growing up in Chicago, my family and I used to go to a local chain, Hackney’s, for burgers and their French fried onion loaf. I probably haven’t been to one in 25 years, and yet, I once saw Donald Trump from behind in an office building and the first thing that flashed in my mind was his hair looked like that onion loaf.

— Jami Attenberg

I get my highlights touched up with Susan Henry at Shades in Beverly Hills. She developed hypo-allergenic hair color products with no ammonia because she’s allergic to others she’s an incredible colorist. She does balayage instead of the foils, and I’ll go and she will do my entire head of highlights in an hour.

— Jennifer Morrison

My hair looks so good out in the desert, it’s unbelievable. It’s, like, perfectly not frizzy.

— Jenny Lewis

I am a very honest person, and I can only say there are moments in my life where I really did think I was being me in the sense of my morals and beliefs and the way I acted. But when I look back at certain things that I wore and my hair and make-up, I was like, ‘Whoa! That wasn’t me!’ But I didn’t know it back then.

— Jessie J

I was my thinnest when doing 35 fashion shows a week in different countries because I didn’t have time to eat. I’ve never bought the idea that models in fashion magazines cause readers to have anorexia and bulimia. And you can’t be a model if you’ve got those conditions anyway, because you’ll get acne and hair all over your body.

— Jerry Hall

My long, blonde hair has been my trademark ever since I started modelling in the Seventies, when I was scouted sunbathing in St Tropez.

— Jerry Hall

My hair can get quite dry, so I condition it in olive oil once a week.

— Jerry Hall

I used to live in a gap jumper, tracksuit bottoms and a fake flower in my hair. Shocking.

— Jessie J

I am wondering when – if – I have to cut my hair. I think it looks terrible if you have really long hair and it’s gone gray. So I am experimenting with wearing it up. Up, with pearls. I think that’s quite a good look.

— Jerry Hall

Benji usually tries to match his hair with his underwear, and you know how he had the pink hair for a while well we caught him in a pink thong one day!

— Joel Madden

Why pour shampoo into a rabbit’s eyes to see how much shampoo you can put in an adult’s eyes before they go blind? I’ll put them in my hair, in my eyes before I would give them to anyone else.

— John Paul DeJoria

Most of the people interviewing me are far more square than me. I think it’s the ET thing. I’m sitting there, my hair is combed, and I’m in a suit.

— John Tesh

I’m not a natural redhead, but I enjoy having red hair.

— Jane Levy

I have so much hair, so straightening takes a long time. I mean, if I look at photos of myself with straight hair, it’s hilarious. I look like a different person.

— Jess Glynne

I want a part where I can use my own hair, my own voice, and maybe even be literate.

— Judy Holliday

So much of my body changed from being pregnant. My hair got so much longer from all of the multivitamins and pregnancy vitamins, like the New Chapter’s Every Woman Vitamin I’ve been taking – it’s a lot of folic acid. I know a lot of moms cut their hair, but I just want to keep mine long.

— Julia Restoin Roitfeld

I don’t like men who blow-dry their hair. If you are a man and you blow-dry your hair, then I don’t like you and that’s all there is to it.

— Jack Dee

I’m a ‘frotteur,’ someone who likes to rub words in his hand, to turn them around and feel them, to wonder if that really is the best word possible. Does that word in this sentence have any electric potential? Does it do anything? Too much electricity will make your reader’s hair frizzy. There’s a question of pacing.

— James Salter

People say women shouldn’t have long hair over a certain age, but I’ve never done what everyone says.

— Jane Seymour

As a young girl, I definitely struggled with knowing what to do with my hair. I was just in a neighborhood that had mostly white people, and the hair norm was long and sleek and straight. My hair naturally was curly, and I didn’t have that many references.

— Jillian Hervey

When I was younger, I thought that straight hair was, like, the only thing. So I was trying to be like Naomi Campbell or Tyra Banks. I didn’t know that people would add hair for more length. I’m like, ‘Oh all these people just have natural hair like this.’ I obviously grew up and figured out that everyone does something to their hair.

— Jillian Hervey

When I was a young girl, I wasn’t always trying to have curly hair.

— Jillian Hervey

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a little sweat. I’m always moving, so it’s normal for me, and it actually makes my curly hair better because it gives it a bit more texture and volume.

— Jillian Hervey

I think anytime with your mom, whether she’s famous or not, you’re watching what she’s doing when you’re growing up. She also taught me the basics: Make sure you use a good moisturizing shampoo and conditioner, and then use a detangler to comb through your hair. And don’t overdo the heat styling.

— Jillian Hervey

Once I learned that some hydrating oil or cream was good for my hair, I thought I should use a lot. So I poured practically a bottle on my head once and learned real fast that more isn’t always better. I was so greasy, and it ruined my texture!

— Jillian Hervey

I’ve always idolized Diana Ross’s hair. Why not have fun, big curls? You see the same sleek waves everywhere.

— Jillian Hervey

It’s definitely a little bit ironic being known for my hair because, as a little girl, I had no idea what I was doing with it. I was insecure about it. I didn’t have as many references to curly girls, and I wanted to just fit in with all my other friends.

— Jillian Hervey

I think for women, especially women of colour, hair has so much to do with our identity and our confidence levels. I’ve made a conscious choice after growing up and feeling insecure and trying to achieve this look that actually wasn’t me, where I’ve finally stopped relaxing my hair and went back to my natural texture.

— Jillian Hervey

Elizabeth Taylor taught me that if you do your hair and makeup first then take a hot bath right before you leave, it brings out your inner glow and takes away the powdery look from makeup. I do that right before every date.

— Jennifer Love Hewitt

I dyed my hair blonde in that movie, so my head doesn’t match my grill.

— Joe Pesci

On the red carpet, I’m playing a character. As soon as I get off that thing, I think, ‘Oof, wipe that gloss off.’ I’m wiping and wiping and pulling my hair out and trying to change my outfit. I’m immediately trying to get comfortable. It’s really a part I play.

— Jessica Biel

If you look over the years, the styles have changed – the clothes, the hair, the production, the approach to the songs. The icing to the cake has changed flavors. But if you really look at the cake itself, it’s really the same.

— John Oates

I had an idea for a story about a young woman who was living with people who were different, not just superficially different – such as hair colour, or eye colour, or skin colour – but different in some significant way.

— Jean M. Auel

And when power ballads come back, we’ll get big hair again.

— Jerry Cantrell

I still go to a salon where a gal does my hair, and I don’t know if it’s because I’m a celebrity but by the time I leave there, we are eating chicken and talking and screaming.

— Jenifer Lewis

I used to have hair so long, my nickname was Pocahontas.

— Jessica Sanchez

If you don’t physically age gracefully, it’s a bit sad. I think Steven Tyler can get away anything, because he still looks like he did in ’73. Especially from row Z backwards in an arena. As long as the Stones keep their hair and don’t get fat they’ll get away with the wrinkles.

— Joe Elliott

On the first season of our show, I commissioned a Native American artist to make up, ’cause I’m known for the tomahawk, besides the hair and the leather outfit and the whole thing.

— Joe Lando

I’m still the way I’ve always been. Lots of hair and eyes, a bit Raquel Welch-ish.

— Jane Badler

They kept me in short pants as long as they could, until they were shaving the hair on my legs because it was beginning to photograph.

— Jackie Cooper

I’ve dyed my hair a million times and it looks terrible, always. It just looks fake. And it doesn’t make me look that much younger.

— John Slattery

I felt like the dark hair added like a toughness to my face also, which was really important.

— Jaime King

What I remember most about junior homecoming was my date getting sick afterwards. That kinda sucked. Then, senior year, someone got gum in her hair when we were dancing. She had to get one of the chaperones to take her to the office and cut up her hair. I felt really bad for her, but it worked out fine.

— James Lafferty

So, I’m going to go over on Angel. Joss is just going to find a way to keep me bleaching my hair, which is fine.

— James Marsters

I practically lived in the woods when I was a kid, avoiding grown-ups and my dysfunctional family, pretending I was half-wolf, a feral child who napped in nests made out of ferns, ate wild blueberries, and wove sticks and feathers into her hair.

— Jennifer McMahon

We filmed ‘Labyrinth’ in South Africa for two and a half months and it was just the most unbelievable experience. Lots of sword fighting, mud in hair and lots of weeping! It’s very different from ‘Downton’ because I was going to work and having mud put in my hair – it’s the other extreme of the look!

— Jessica Brown Findlay

The thing that I enjoy about animation is the fact that it is unbridled, and there are no boundaries when you are in the room, you don’t have to focus on your clothing, make-up, hair, your choreography or your blocking you really do have total freedom.

— Jodi Benson

When I do my concerts, you have got to think about everything else so you have got to think about your gown, your hair, your body, and how you present yourself on stage.

— Jodi Benson

I was inspired by Colin Farrell in the fact that he’s Irish and has freckles but with black hair. I’m a bunch of different things, Irish, Polish, Native American, and French, but I wanted to tap into that Irish side and be freckle-y with black hair, so that’s what I did.

— JoJo

I like Pantene shampoo and conditioner because my hair is so straight, and I find it gives me a little lift.

— Jacquelyn Jablonski

I rarely use product in my hair, and when I do I have no idea which ones, nor does it matter all that much to me. And I can’t remember the last time I even used a comb, much less carried one around.

— James Maslow

Yorkshire weather can turn quickly. At one Auld Lang Syne race, it dropped to -16C. The frost turned everybody’s hair grey. I couldn’t take my shoes off, as my laces had frozen solid.

— Jonathan Brownlee

My husband and I are in preproduction of three movies, a Latin show, and a children’s animation. I’m doing a very unique nail polish line, and finally, I’m developing a hair care line because people always ask me about my hair care system. I do a mask once a week that my grandma taught me how to make, so I want to share it with everyone.

— Joyce Giraud

My one main secret I did right after my pageants days, is I only wash my hair once a week. I tell everyone, ‘You have to stop washing your hair so much!’

— Joyce Giraud

I was shooting a mini-series for Sundance/BBC, called ‘Top of the Lake,’ that was shot by Jane Campion, who’s a beautiful native New Zealander and famous film director. The role I was playing was very intense, and they shaved half my hair off. So, I looked like this post-apocalyptic character.

— Jay Ryan

Because of my grey hair and glasses, people think I’m Phil Donahue.

— Jeff MacNelly

My mother had all these maxims – like, classy girls never chew gum, never read comic books, never get their ears pierced, never get their hair dyed.

— Jennifer Tilly

If you watch ‘90210,’ you see my hair changing every episode – I’ve chopped it off, and I’ve kept it long. I’ve done it all to my hair on that show.

— Jessica Stroup

Performing in front of a live audience can be pretty intimidating, so having a full head of hair was important to me.

— Joey Fatone

I was 23, and that was my first professional job. Anybody who has curly hair knows you don’t want it to be brushed out because it becomes a never-ending tangle.

— Judy Davis

One of my modeling bookers told me that the most important thing is to try to be vigilant about taking care of yourself. Get sleep, don’t be afraid to trim your hair even if you’re trying to grow it out, don’t bite your fingernails, and stay in shape. A lot of it is in the little things.

— Julia Jones

The second stage set in ten or fifteen days after the bombing. Its first symptom was falling hair. Diarrhea and fever, which in some cases went as high as 106, came next.

— John Hersey

I used to be really fat, but now I’m not. I used to have hair, but now I don’t. I used to be able to see without corrective lenses, but now I can’t. One of these this is exacerbated by the fact that I’m an editor. One of these things is true despite the fact that I’m an editor. One of them has nothing to do with me being an editor.

— John Joseph Adams

Geez, I wish I could tell you I had a whole bunch of ’80s hair bands, you know something you really wouldn’t expect, but I don’t know that the music police would be that surprised, because most of the stuff that I am influenced by is in evidence in the music.

— John Sebastian

I used to have quite long hair, and I decided that I wanted to get it cut. I’d never met the person who did it, and she cut it into some kind of dreadful mullet. It looked like a triangle on my head. The other kids were merciless.

— Jonathan Stroud

I got to play a real D-bag lawyer, and comb my hair really awfully and kiss Emma Stone, so it was a really wonderful day on set.

— Josh Groban

I don’t have a specific favorite product, but I deep condition my hair regularly. When I can, I’ll avoid heat styling and wear my hair in a bun.

— Jasmine Tookes

We used to wash our hair in buckets and survive on toasted sandwiches, chocolates and soup.

— Joan Greenwood

I’m really low maintenance for a girl. I pretty much shower, attempt to fix my hair, throw on some mineral make up, and go.

— Johanna Braddy

Martin Jarvis was to have played the part originally but I think I had longer hair or something, I know not.

— John Leeson

All the Warner actors were real actors. They started in theater and led very straightforward lives – you never saw entourages around. The MGM girls were the glamour girls, and they always had the makeup and hair people with them and all that.

— Lauren Bacall

If you’re meeting someone for the first time after three hours of hair, makeup, and styling, you’ve already set the bar too high.

— Lauren Graham

We moved in 8th grade, so 7th grade I was doing okay, and then 8th grade, everything fell apart. I had no fashion sense to speak of. We only had a couple of hair care products back then. We didn’t have all these things to tame your hair. I had glasses I had braces. I had it all.

— Lauren Graham

Sometimes I think I want to get ‘hair and make up’ every day, but that’s just not possible.

— Leona Lewis

Sure, I like my short hair. It also quadrupled my rate. I did get sick of seeing it on everybody, though – every stewardess, every salesclerk, and in every restaurant.

— Linda Evangelista

I know that sometimes the chemistry just isn’t there between the model, photographer, hair and make-up. It’s nobody’s fault and you just have to do better next time.

— Linda Evangelista

I would wear flamboyant clothes and long hair, and most singers at the time didn’t.

— Little Richard

It was nice to be in my own country, where I didn’t need a translator or a driver. Where I didn’t need to figure out cultural references or what hijab I needed to wear to cover my hair.

— Lynsey Addario

When their city was occupied by the Gauls, and the Romans, who were besieged in the Capitol, had made military engines from the hair of the women, they dedicated a temple to the Bald Venus.

— Lactantius

Negro’ can refer to anyone with dark hair as well as dark skin, and I’ve been used to the word being used in Spanish in this way all my life.

— Luis Suarez

I’ve had completely gray hair since, like, 30.

— Larry Hogan

I’ve got two cows licks when I was a kid, all the boys in school used to have curtains, and my hair never used to do that, ever! I always used to try, and I always looked like the geek.

— Luke Evans

It’s funny: I’ve always wanted to grow my hair out ,and I always seem to get a movie right before it’s sort of the right length or right after, and it’s never timed right.

— Lucas Till

Whoopi Goldberg looked like me, she had hair like mine, she was dark like me. I’d been starved for images of myself. I’d grown up watching a lot of American TV. There was very little Kenyan material, because we had an autocratic ruler who stifled our creative expression.

— Lupita Nyong’o

When I’m at school, I usually put my hair up. High pony, side pony, or a bun, I like my hair out of my face.

— Laura Marano

I’m actually so low maintenance when it comes to my hair. It’s naturally stick-straight, but I do like to use a curling iron to give my locks some life.

— Laura Osnes

Male directors always project their own desire of women – how they want a woman to dress, to do her hair. With a woman director, it’s more a projection of herself.

— Lea Seydoux

Male authors always take care to make their heroes at least one inch taller than they are, and considerably more muscular. Just as female authors give their heroines better hair and slimmer thighs.

— Lee Child

Hey, our Founding Fathers wore long hair and powdered wigs – I don’t see anybody trying to look like them today, either… But we do look to them as role models.

— Leigh Steinberg

I always change my hair, but I don’t like haircuts!

— Leighton Meester

I, Lesley, I like looking nice. I like doing my hair and wearing makeup and wearing nice clothes. But I don’t care what my characters look like.

— Lesley Manville

With a lot of hair and make-up then I’m possibly, remotely attractive. But it’s rare, I don’t think I’m ugly but I’m nothing particularly special. I’m not a yoga and health girl. I don’t exercise that much and I eat crap and smoke and bite my nails.

— Lisa Marie Presley

When I was younger, I definitely did face anti-ginger prejudice. As a child, all teasing hurts, whether it’s because you’re fat or a different race or have red hair. I had enough comments from a couple of people to make it a sore point.

— Lily Cole

Aging is one of the most visual diseases on the planet and includes things that we all know like wrinkles and grey hair, but also brain atrophy, muscle wasting and organ damage.

— Liz Parrish

My daughter teases me once in a while saying, Remember when you used to be my mother and you had black hair?

— Loni Anderson

I was such a tomboy. I had absolutely no bosom, and I wore my hair really short – shaved, like a boy.

— Lou Doillon

My mother taught me to wash my hair as little as possible, and to rinse it with Coke before a shoot for a sexy, tousled look.

— Lou Doillon

Are you trivialising the sisterhood if you dye your hair or have your eyebrows threaded? I’d say the answer to that is no. But equally, it’s a perfectly valid feminist thing to say there is a certain amount of attention on a woman’s appearance, and I don’t wish that to be the focus or a distraction.

— Louise Mensch

Watching Madonna puffing on a cigar on David Letterman’s show, I thought, ‘Gosh, she’s feeling so India! All she needs is long, black hair and a trip to the Caribbean to burn her skin up.’

— La India

It’s nice to actually look done-up, because people see a different side of me, the more girly side. Obviously, I can’t do that with cycling. I can’t go with nice girly hair and full make-up.

— Laura Trott

I always had influences musically with punk, and then growing up, I dyed my hair every color. I did the dip-dye blue, before anybody was dip-dyeing their hair. And streaks of pinks and purples and whatnot.

— Leigh Lezark

I love going out dancing. There is nothing better than letting your hair down and staying up far too late, is there?

— Liberty Ross

I have always liked Taylor Swift – there is just something about her that is very genuine and sweet. She also has naturally curly hair like me, so that’s cool.

— Lilla Crawford

Blonde is dumb comedy, red hair is smart, sexy comedy.

— Lisa Kudrow

My hair got lighter, and I gradually went blonde. I liked it. Had more fun. But my image of myself in my head is this dark-haired person.

— Lisa Kudrow

My video game character is a bit better looking than me, actually. I don’t think he has to worry about his hair getting messed up.

— Lleyton Hewitt

I wear pink on Saturdays for breast cancer, and I wear blue on Sundays. I’m superstitious. At the Evian tournament in 2010, in which I came in second, I wore baby blue on a Sunday. And ever since then, I’ve worn it every Sunday. Puma sponsors me, so I wear all their outfits in bright colors. I wear matching hair ribbons, too.

— Lexi Thompson

Because I was crazy and because my parents wanted me out of their hair, they put me in an all-day acting class… so they wouldn’t have to deal with me, probably. And it just so happened there agents auditing the class, and I ended up getting signed.

— Liana Liberato

I measure the amount of shows I should do by my hair. If my hair isn’t good for campaigns and editorials, then obviously I am not going to look good.

— Lindsey Wixson

Every actor has an obsession with their hair. You can see it on set, and you start to realize it’s completely silly. I can be very obsessed by my hair, but all these hours spent trying to style it are useless, because ultimately, you can’t change your haircut. It’s all the same.

— Louis Garrel

When I got off ’24,’ pretty soon after that I did a movie that took place in the ’70s, this movie with Jimmy Caan and Gena Rowlands, and I needed to kind of have that ’70s pouffy housewife hair.

— Leslie Hope

I was having a bad day, and my friend said, ‘Go wash your hair.’ I thought it was really silly – but it made me feel so much better. It might be a small thing, but it works. Washing it off and starting over.

— Kaley Cuoco

My hair is not really white it’s kind of grayish, and I don’t like the color. So I make it totally white with Klorane dry shampoo. That is the best thing to do because my hair is always clean.

— Karl Lagerfeld

When I was a kid, I always had my hair in two plaits. But for dancing, I had to have it in a bun because I did ballet.

— Katarina Johnson-Thompson

I used to play football with a load of lads, and I would be like a secret agent going out with a hat on so they wouldn’t see my hair in a bun.

— Katarina Johnson-Thompson

I love the Sixties with Julie Christie and Jane Birkin – those natural English beauties. That’s the look that is most me, when I wore the tight-to-the knee dresses. I don’t think I bleached my hair until I was 20. I like experimenting for big occasions, though. You’ve always got to do a bit of a number for the birthday!

— Kate Moss

My singing is part of me, like my stoutness, or my light hair, or my poor eyesight.

— Kate Smith

I know I’m fat and I know my hair is straight, but I can sing.

— Kate Smith

When I first met Alan, I was absolutely terrified. I was 19, he was Alan Rickman, and he’s got that voice, and I remember meeting him in the hair and make-up trailer and thinking, ‘I’m going to die. He thinks I’m rubbish. Why am I here?’

— Kate Winslet

In films I might look glamorous, but I’ve been in hair and make-up for two hours.

— Kate Winslet

I won’t allow magazines in the house. When I was younger, I wanted to have my hair cut like so-and-so in the class above me at school, not somebody in a magazine. You see young girls trying to dress like so-and-so because they’ve seen lots of pictures of them.

— Kate Winslet

I kept my head I mean, I’ve never been one of those people who ended up in the gutter with sick in my hair.

— Kate Winslet

I just like to shake things up, and your hair is one way to do it.

— Katherine Heigl

You know you’re living right when you wake up, brush your hair – and confetti falls out!

— Katy Perry

If my eyebrows are cool, if my eyeliner is popping, if I’m moisturized, then I can pretty much wear whatever I want. I think if your hair and your face are together, I think it’s pretty much polished!

— Kehlani

I don’t curl my hair. In fact, I don’t know how to.

— Keke Palmer

I just blow-dry my hair and put on mascara and lip gloss, and I’m ready to go. I really don’t get long nails. They’re so Edward Scissorhands.

— Kelly Clarkson

If you look at me close enough, there’s a small resemblance to a chicken nugget. I don’t know if it’s my skin texture or my hair, but the resemblance is definitely there.

— Kevin Hart

I’ve always said that gray hair looks good on everybody but yourself. To me, it makes me look old.

— Kenny Rogers

People still take it really personally. They come up to me at breakfast places like, ‘When are you growing your hair back?’

— Keri Russell

A moustache is actually the one thing I really can grow. One of the bad parts about my facial hair situation is that I can’t grow sideburns. I’m happy to still have my own hair on my head, but I can’t grow any sideburns. If you ever see me with sideburns, they’re not real.

— Kevin Bacon

I like when my face tingles, when the hair on the back of my neck stands up.

— Kevin Costner

I got to L.A., and they said I had to lose weight, let my hair grow and buy some dresses. I was nailing auditions with my readings, but they wouldn’t hire me because I wasn’t putting on the glam. It just didn’t occur to me.

— Kim Cattrall

I decided to start embracing and wearing my natural hair, but there was only one problem I didn’t know what to do with it or how to style it. Growing up, all I knew was my relaxed, processed hair, so I had to go through this learning phase.

— Kimberly Elise

I am Armenian, so of course I am obsessed with laser hair removal! Arms, bikini, legs, underarms… my entire body is hairless.

— Kim Kardashian

I attract a different kind of boy when my hair’s red. I get more quality men – like a more thoughtful, nerdy dude.

— Kirsten Dunst

When I do my hair down, it just does not look good. It’s just stringy, and it’s like a hot mess.

— Kourtney Kardashian

I was horrified to find out that a startling percentage of women, even in Bengaluru, do not go out or wash their hair during their periods.

— Kriti Sanon

I thoroughly believe that shaving is the best way of hair removal, as it’s the most convenient and hassle free of all the methods.

— Kriti Sanon

I go outside, and I’m wearing a funky T-shirt and my hair is dirty, and people say, ‘What’s wrong with her? She needs to invest in a hairbrush.’

— Kristen Stewart

Honestly, what I think set everything off is when I cut my hair off when I was 16 and dyed it blue. After that, I just felt so free and wanted to experiment with my look.

— Kylie Jenner

I can’t have brown hair for some reason. I don’t think it goes with my skin tone. The second I see it turn brown in the sun, I dye it black – the blacker the better.

— Kylie Jenner

I also said, men are like curling irons, they never get out of your hair. And they are like government bonds, they take so long to mature.

— Kabir Bedi

When I look at myself, I’d like not to have hair on the top of the ceiling.

— Kara DioGuardi

If I had my way, I wouldn’t be sharing my personal life online. I’m a private person. At home, I don’t wander around shirtless, flexing my muscles. I roam around unshaven, with my hair disheveled. Unfortunately, people perceive you differently. It’s okay they’re free to speculate.

— Karan Singh Grover

When not working, I use a lot of treatments from ancient casero – honey, avocado, stuff like that – other times, I buy ones you leave on for a few minutes. I don’t blow dry my hair ever unless for work I’d rather go for the natural look.

— Kate del Castillo

Even when I was a kid, I had this insane head of flaming hair. It looked like a wig.

— Kate Mara

I have white hair now, but a lot of it, and I’m still very glamorous, and so I won’t disappoint, I hope! I’ll still be wearing the tight leather trousers and high-heel boots, regardless of what age!

— Kate O’Mara

I have very long, wild hair, a suntan and wear knee high boots and ignore all the rules about what you should or shouldn’t wear at whatever age.

— Kate O’Mara

I am really terrible when it comes to guys. Inside, I just see myself as this overweight tomboy with funny-coloured hair and bad skin.

— Katie McGrath

I do like my hair being pulled from time to time, it’s like a pair of reins, innit?

— Katie Price

When I was younger, I wanted my hair to look like Molly Ringwald’s.

— Kay Cannon

The funny thing about children is that, whichever room we’re in, that’s where they’ll be. If I’m in the bath, they’ll want to be in there too, playing with the toothbrush pot or brushing my hair.

— Keeley Hawes

You know, I change my hair color a lot, I do all sorts of different things.

— Kelly Lynch

No matter what your hair looks like once it’s wet, it’s about embracing it and loving yourself for you and all that that entails.

— Keshia Knight Pulliam

The first thing Fontana did was get me to change my hair colour from light brown to red, and the songwriter Mitch Murray suggested I change my name from Pauline Matthews to Kiki Dee.

— Kiki Dee

Once upon a perfect night, unclouded and still, there came the face of a pale and beautiful lady. The tresses of her hair reached out to make the constellations, and the dewy vapours of her gown fell soft upon the land.

— Kit Williams

In my new IFC comedy game show, ‘Bunk,’ we actually use our intern Patrick as a human timer – giving contestants the time it takes for him to wade through a bag of broken glass for a razor blade, to get gum out of his hair, to pick up every strand from a box of spaghetti I spill on the floor, etc, etc.

— Kurt Braunohler

I wish I had more hair on my head. Maybe if I sprinkled fertilizer on it, it would grow.

— Kylie Bax

I’ve missed London so much for its fashion. No disrespect to the girls in Manchester, but some really do look like clones – there’s a lot of hair extensions and fake tans. You’re free to experiment down here.

— Kaya Scodelario

I loved Belle in ‘Beauty and the Beast.’ I just wanted to be her. I’m a brunette, so I think I kind of cling to all those princesses that have brown hair. I just wanted to be them.

— Kara Lindsay

I always worked mostly in Quebec. I never thought of the States, somehow. I don’t know – I don’t have blue eyes or blond hair. I thought I didn’t fit with the stereotype of America.

— Karine Vanasse

I had the most expensive haircut you can get, and I was walking around with my hair in rollers backstage, and my hair still came out looking like I was shot out of a cannon and I had just gotten out of bed.

— Kelly Cutrone

I, personally, like to get dressed and then do my makeup and hair in about five minutes.

— Kristin Bauer van Straten

When my hair is dyed, I feel like I’m 35 again.

— Kevin Nash

I got into animals by drawing hair follicles. I liked drawing hair, and from that I got into feathers and fur, then into images of animals. The patterning is the same, but the proportions of the body change from one animal to the next. A lot of it is just geometry and consciousness.

— Kiki Smith

I take these vitamins that make my hair grow like crazy. They’re called Herpanacine, and I get them on Amazon – they’ve got echinacea and vitamins A and E. They’re really good for your immune system, too. You don’t get sick, and they really help your skin, hair, and nails.

— Kacy Hill

Even when I was in my 20s and at my most beautiful, I was never obsessed with my looks. I didn’t dye my hair or wear make-up.

— Koo Stark

I’m one of the only actresses in Los Angeles who has never waited tables – yet – and I’m so terrible at holding trays. When we shot the ‘Vampire Diaries’ pilot, I totally spilled water all down Nina Dobrev, and she had to get her hair and make-up redone.

— Kayla Ewell

When you get all this stuff on and you put on the guns and the hair, it has an effect on the actor. It tends to lend a certain something to the way you feel as you’re just walking around looking that way.

— Keith Carradine

I didn’t have any bridesmaids. Instead, one friend did my hair, another did my makeup, and a third loaned me her shimmering Jimmy Choo wedges!

— Keltie Knight

We know grooming is important for people. To get their hair done, to get makeup and things like that – that makes a person feel better.

— Kenneth Williams

As an actor, it’s a very strange adjustment to start playing the father. I was used to playing a kid my whole life, and then all of a sudden, it’s like, boom. I guess when I let my hair go grey, things changed.

— Kerr Smith

No one ever said ‘no’ to me about anything. No one ever told me anything was wrong. Never. No one ever said, ‘You can’t be a fashion designer.’ No one ever said, ‘You’re a boy and you can’t take tap-dancing lessons.’ No one ever said, ‘You’re a boy and you can’t have long hair.’

— Marc Jacobs

I love the entire ritual of getting dressed. When we do a fashion show, we try to send out a message we couldn’t do that without the hair and makeup. The whole is equal to the sum of its parts.

— Marc Jacobs

It is foolish to tear one’s hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness.

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

Forget the image, forget the ensemble, forget the rumours, forget the short skirts, the big hair, whatever! I owe this to the fans and I will never forget you so I want to accept this award on behalf of all of you.

— Mariah Carey

You might find me outside with a can of hair spray, spraying it with the hope that the sun will burn a hole in the Earth. Another part of me hopes people will grow up and evolve and get smarter. That’s the paradox of Marilyn Manson.

— Marilyn Manson

If I think I weigh too much, I’ll lose weight if my hair looks stupid, I’ll cut it. I guess I’m my harshest critic. I’m not easily satisfied.

— Marilyn Manson

The working men, I’ll go by and they’ll whistle. At first they whistle because they think, ‘Oh, it’s a girl. She’s got blond hair and she’s not out of shape,’ and then they say, ‘Gosh, it’s Marilyn Monroe!’

— Marilyn Monroe

I’m not saying we have power over everything in our lives – if that were true, my hair would look so, so different – but I am saying that there’s no circumstance in which we are completely powerless.

— Martha Beck

I never want to get a job because I’m female. I want to get it because I earned it and I deserve it… Whether my hair is going to be blue or purple, people should be judged on how well they do the job and deliver results and whether they do it the right way. That’s how I like to be judged most people are like that.

— Mary Barra

If you want your hair to be thicker, cut it when the moon is about to be full – a heavy, full, waxing moon. Do not cut it when the moon’s waning.

— Matthew McConaughey

The most important thing I can tell you about aging is this: If you really feel that you want to have an off-the-shoulder blouse and some big beads and thong sandals and a dirndl skirt and a magnolia in your hair, do it. Even if you’re wrinkled.

— Maya Angelou

When I write, I tend to twist my hair. Something for my small mind to do, I guess.

— Maya Angelou

Whenever something went wrong when I was young – if I had a pimple or if my hair broke – my mom would say, ‘Sister mine, I’m going to make you some soup.’ And I really thought the soup would make my pimple go away or my hair stronger.

— Maya Angelou

In my 20s, I used to cry about why I wasn’t thinner or prettier, but I want to add that I also used to cry about things like, ‘I wish my hair would grow faster. I wish I had different shoes…’ I was an idiot… It’s a decade of tears.

— Melissa McCarthy

In a lot of comedies, they kind of take all the problems away from the women. They give her great clothes, great hair she almost always owns an artisanal shop, like a cheese shop in Manhattan.

— Melissa McCarthy

I wore white kabuki makeup, had blue-black hair. At one point, I shaved an inch and a half around my hairline and continued the white makeup up so it made my head look slightly deformed. I thought it was hilarious.

— Melissa McCarthy

My problem was that I was blond. There were no heroes with blond hair. Robert Taylor and Henry Fonda, they all had dark hair. The only one I found was Van Johnson, who wasn’t too cool. He was a nice, homely American boy. So I created my own image. It worked.

— Michael Caine

When it comes to culture, I’m sort of like Nostradamus if he’d been a handsome, witty minor celebrity with a great head of hair instead of a crusty old dude from the olden days.

— Milo Yiannopoulos

I want a schedule-keeping, waking-up-early, wallet-carrying, picture-hanging man. I don’t care if he takes prescription drugs for cholesterol or hair loss.

— Mindy Kaling

If I have a bad hair day, I just think, ‘Well, it will be an OK hair day tomorrow. Just put your head down and go.’

— Mitt Romney

In a perfect world, I would be 6-foot-3 and have a perfect head of hair and look like Orlando Bloom.

— Moby

I do maintain that if your hair is wrong, your entire life is wrong.

— Morrissey

When I first came out, I was a film student, and my mom sewed clothes. I was already doing a million things then, whatever it took to survive. If I had to braid someone’s hair to get one pound for my lunch money, that’s what I did.

— M.I.A.

Normally, I’m a grumpy old man – whenever I read about celebrity, I start to grind my teeth and pull my hair it seems synonymous with idiocy.

— Mal Peet

The two times I have cut my hair shorter, I’ve ended up out of work – so short hair is not an option.

— Marie Helvin

I kind of like pony tails, beards, maybe a tattoo. My massive obsession – I’m really targeting a niche market here – a hair lip.

— Margot Robbie

If I looked good in ‘Wolf of Wall Street,’ I cannot take full credit it was because of the hair extensions and makeup.

— Margot Robbie

When I was in my early 20s, I had my hair permed. Bad idea! It turned into total frizz. My advice to women is, if you have nice hair already, don’t get a perm, leave your hair alone!

— Mariska Hargitay

I take advantage of every thing I can – age, hair, disability – because my cause is just.

— Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Chew on this: Human teeth can detect a grain of sand or grit 10 microns in diameter. A micron is 1/25,000 of an inch. If you shrank a Coke can until it was the diameter of a human hair, the letter O in the product name would be about 10 microns across.

— Mary Roach

I guess you should approach the roles differently when they’re actual people who have been, this is the difference. Getting the accent exact, or the hair exact is less important in a situation like this.

— Mary Stuart Masterson

I am fine with the fact that some of my hair is gray. If it was all gray overnight, that would be a scary thing.

— Matthew Perry

The first person is a tradition I relate to and that I use historically, it’s been the voice I work in. But the hair on the back of my neck stands up when I’m referred to as a ‘confessional’ writer.

— Meghan Daum

I’ve colored my hair so many times, and nobody tells you the damage it’s going to do! I went blonde and lost all my baby hairs. I’m not coloring it anymore. Never again.

— Michelle Phan

I don’t like cutting my hair. I did that once, and my mum thought I was a boy.

— Michelle Yeoh

Out on the hill under the helmet, nobody sees your face or hair, but then you take it off, and they do – that’s the part I’m nervous about.

— Mikaela Shiffrin

I’m in fact a hair under six feet, but I’m very svelte. People would never see me if I turned sideways.

— Mo Rocca

I like the brand BioNike for shower gel, creams, deodorant, and hair products. I also love RestivOil – it’s a yellowy, orange shampoo that I’ve used forever because it’s the gentlest on the scalp.

— Margherita Missoni

So many actors wear wigs nowadays. Besides, if someone is hiring me because of how I wear my hair, I don’t want to work with them anyway.

— Maria Bello

I started being a photographer because I liked fashion. I liked the idea of dressing up and changing my look. I got earrings, dyed my hair. I would dress like a fashion photo.

— Mario Testino

A fashion photographer is nothing without clothes and hair and makeup. And when I speak to other photographers, a lot of them can’t reference a picture by the designer. Me, I say, ‘The Balenciaga.’ And I go to the shows. I feel like it’s my business.

— Mario Testino

I have my hair done by Valery Joseph, who does a version of the Palm Beach crash helmet so that it doesn’t move.

— Marjorie Gubelmann

With the red hair, you get the white skin it’s a package deal. The cons are that you never look particularly attractive on the beach. The pros are in a softly lit room, you look pretty.

— Marcia Cross

Prejudice is like a hair across your cheek. You can’t see it, you can’t find it with your fingers, but you keep brushing at it because the feel of it is irritating.

— Marian Anderson

I like to be a lot of different things at once and dress different ways and I change my hair all the time, so being an actor lets me live out the fantasy of living out 100,000 different lifetimes in one, without all of the repercussions.

— Mae Whitman

I’ve had the exact same brown hair all my life, and my whole life, people have been telling me to change my hair.

— Marissa Jaret Winokur

Every producer I have met has asked me to change my hair. I have always said ‘No.’ I finally change it for me… and now everyone in the business is like, ‘You have to go back to having brown hair.’

— Marissa Jaret Winokur

I grew up with low self-esteem. I didn’t think I was very pretty. I had glasses, red hair and was generally quite a spod.

— Mark Gatiss

Long hair, for me, is actually less maintenance. I went through a phase when I was kid where I wanted a pixie cut. At the time I thought it looked awesome, but I look back and I looked like such a dork! When I have short hair, I feel like I have to blow dry it, or it doesn’t sit properly.

— Mallory Jansen

Silk scarves are my thing. I tie them to my handbag or thread them through belt loops or wear them in my hair. Never round my neck, though.

— Michelle Dockery

As for waxing, I’ve never waxed in my life and I never would. I’m extremely Welsh, so I draw the line at removing body hair.

— Matthew Rhys

When I was younger, people would always say, ‘Are you a ballet dancer?’ I had that look – one of those skinny kids with my hair in a bun.

— Miranda Otto

Roja Dove – who, at 58, is a stock-straight six feet and handsome with lantern jaw, blue eyes, and impeccably combed silvering hair on the sides of an otherwise tanned bald head – may possess the finest nose in the world.

— Michael Paterniti

I really believe that switching products is important, especially for skin. I’m switching from day to day. If I’m tired, if my skin is dry, if I have a pimple, if my hair has been overworked, I will do something different.

— Mariacarla Boscono

I grew up with a saying: ‘It doesn’t matter what you wear or where you go, but your hair always has to be brushed.’ So in Italy, we come from that kind of culture – where how you present yourself is important.

— Mariacarla Boscono

I know at one point I had bright red hair and I had bracelets from my wrist up to my elbow and I was wearing size 50 pants. I wouldn’t wear that today, but I’m not embarrassed about wearing it back then any more.

— Mike Shinoda

My fear is that, had I stayed in Jersey, I would have become Snooki because I’m just a bottle of hair dye away.

— Melissa Rauch

When you see a fly flitting around your hair or your potato salad, you might see an annoyance. But in my lab, you really see a marvelous machine: arguably the most sophisticated flying device on the planet.

— Michael Dickinson

I would like to learn more about what I can do for my hair, because I think I don’t really know my poor hair is suffering because of my lack of knowledge.

— Miesha Tate

Sometimes, growing up, I tried to be very Latina I would change my voice… experiment with my hair a lot, trying to figure out who I was in a primarily white school.

— Monica Raymund

I’ve had long hair, I’ve had short hair, and I’ve had in between hair… and its all good.

— Morena Baccarin

When Reg died and we first looked into getting a new dog, I was adamant we should pick up a mongrel from an animal-rescue shelter. It’s not only that they’re usually healthier and have better temperaments, they also fit with my world view – I prefer a ballpoint to a fountain pen, a barber to a hair stylist, and camping over glamping.

— Mark Barrowcliffe

Here’s my tip: Have your production hire the best hair stylists on the planet to do your films and commercials, then casually hint about how great it would be to get a trim during lunch break.

— Mark Romanek

I’ve never thought of acting as rocket science – you put on the costume, get your hair cut, and that’s it, really.

— Marc Warren

Long hair is considered bohemian, which may be why I grew it, but I keep it long because I love the way it feels, part cloak, part fan, part mane, part security blanket.

— Marge Piercy

Anything new is a sort of adventure – as a child, I think I was quite bad at tackling new experiences, like unusual foods, and I hated new clothes or having my hair cut.

— Mini Grey

By the time buzzwords appear in the popular press, there’s probably a bunch of us in the development trenches pulling out our hair and weeping.

— Molly Holzschlag

I did one pageant in sixth grade, and I loved it! I loved the dresses and the big hair.

— Molly Quinn

I used to dye my hair different colors and have crazy periods, especially early in my career when I played in Italy.

— Marko Jaric

As actors, we get to hide. You can change your hair and your accent, and it’s not you. You have tricks, these masks.

— Moran Atias

It was a great thing for the Blues boys to do in terms of shaving their hair off for me. The whole squad did it. At first I thought it was only going to be a handful of boys, but fair play, they all did it, and a few of the coaches as well.

— Matthew Rees

I worked with AXE Hair to do a promo shoot for the ESPYs and ESPN – it’s all about having girl-approved hair. They have a newer product out there with the hair stuff – shampoo, conditioner and all the styling products that they have.

— Matthew Stafford

I went to a Turkish hairdresser, and they burned the hair off my ears with a lit taper. They just put the burning candle near your ears and you hear the hair being burned away. And the smell – urggh!

— Neil Morrissey

If I know I am going out in the evening, I’ll save my shower till I am about to get ready, so I’m pristine. I’m not one for moisturisers and toners the furthest I go is shampoo and conditioner and a bit of hair gel.

— Neil Morrissey

For ages, I had this mullet until someone on the street stopped me and said, ‘Darling, can I cut your hair for free? Because you look a bit weird.’

— Natalia Tena

I’ve had watermelon hair where I had pink with green tips. From the age of 13 to about 19 or 20, I never had my real hair color.

— Natalia Tena

For guys, growing older is fine. Gray hair and wrinkles aren’t considered a bad thing.

— Nigel Barker

The short hair fits my personality more. I think maybe, with long hair, it was a role – I was playing dress-up a bit.

— Natalie Maines

I have crazy eyebrows, so it’s crucial to tame them. Just like your hair, they set off your features.

— Natalie Morales

There is a major turning point in life when you have to decide: shall I grow old gracefully or shall I try everything to stem the tide? For me, that point came in 2001, when I stopped dyeing my hair.

— Nik Kershaw

Actors will change their face, will change their hair, will change their voice, will disappear into the role. A movie star doesn’t disappear.

— Nicholas Meyer

There are many guys out there who look like me – you know, brunettes with long hair. There are thousands. But I think the difference is that I am a real polo player, who does endorsements for Ralph Lauren on the side, and I’ve always looked at it that way.

— Nacho Figueras

The hair on this melon, there’s nothing special going on there – trust me – other than a bit of Head and Shoulders, of course. It’s a 100 percent bog-standard do.

— Nick Cummins

When I die, I want to be buried in a long long-sleeve black Ralph Lauren dress and brown chunky boots. I want my hair styled like his models, long hair that flows. I also want natural makeup with a light pink lip.

— Nadine Velazquez

Really hairy backs on men turn me off. I’m not into the ape thing at all. Or beer bellies and flabby arms, either. Also, one random nose hair which is longer than the others… that’s gross.

— Nadine Velazquez

I don’t think I’m egotistical, and I know what my limits are: I’m a black guy who’s probably losing his hair. But I’m happy to play roles that I’m given, and I’m happy to play roles that I write.

— Noel Clarke

If Edwards gained 60 pounds and lost all his hair, he’d look like Dick Cheney!

— Neil Cavuto

We only had white socks in Romania. But when I used to come back from the States, I used to bring back pink and yellow socks with all kind of designs, and hair clips and elastic bands for the ponytail that had colourful designs.

— Nadia Comaneci

Cutting one side of your head for a few months is not a big deal compared with what other people have to deal with in the world. Plus, hair grows back.

— Natalie Dormer

My party trick is that I can get ready to go to the party really quickly. I’m actually a woman that can have a shower, dry and style her hair, do her make-up and get dressed in under an hour.

— Natalie Dormer

Women have a lot of… attitudes enforced in us about our sense of attractiveness being bound up in long, flowing, Hollywood kind of hair.

— Natalie Dormer

When you have that long, flowing hair, you feel different – when you cut it, the framing of your face changes immediately.

— Natalie Dormer

I don’t get manicures, pedicures. I don’t get my hair done as often as I should.

— Natalie Massenet

I was, like, a total cliched ’80s child. I had Barbies, obviously, as well as My Little Ponies and Cabbage Patch Kids, but I used to destroy them. I used to draw all over their faces and cut off their hair.

— Natalie Portman

I’ve always been intrigued by color and by interesting hair. I was one of those weird little girls doing my own hair at the age of 9. I was, like, getting weird gels and new brushes and cornrow holders. I would tweak and perm at the age of 13.

— Nicki Minaj

Literally every time I’m on camera, as well as there being commentary on what I’ve said, there’ll be commentary on what my hair looked like, what I wear. Often it’s written in the most hideous and quite cruel way.

— Nicola Sturgeon

I’m a director, but I gotta have the hair, the makeup and the heels. My mother would be appalled if I didn’t dress up.

— Nicole Holofcener

I’m being photographed, worrying about my hair – and yet here I am, I’ve directed a feature film, why do I care about the way I look? Who cares? Does Tim Burton care? Does Joel Coen?

— Nicole Holofcener

Since I have fair skin, I have to stay out of the sun. I can’t stand the sun. I dyed my hair red for a while during the 1990s but I’m actually a natural blonde.

— Nicole Kidman

I recently finished a job, an HBO movie ‘Getting On,’ a very dark comedy. It comes from a British series of the same name. In this role I have no hair, no make up and no nails. I play a very small role she is not over the top and sassy.

— Niecy Nash

Junior high is so much worse than high school because at least in high school different is more accepted, celebrated actually: all the girls with blue hair and gothic Hello Kitty backpacks.

— Nikki Reed

Coconut oil mixed with olive oil is what I put on my body every day I put rose hip oil on my face. If my hair feels dry, instead of going and buying something filled with chemicals, I put egg whites or avocados or mayonnaise in my hair. I leave it on there for an hour or two and I wash it out.

— Nikki Reed

Polynesian women are known for their long hair, glowing skin, and thick nails. And that comes from the local diet, which is mostly plant based with a little bit of fish and a lot of natural fats and oils.

— Nikki Reed

To be honest with you, I literally don’t even know how to style my hair unless I’m doing an event because I rely on hair stylists.

— Nina Dobrev

During my first photo shoot, I was unhappy because they put so much makeup on me and straightened my hair. I’ve been stubborn ever since.

— Norah Jones

I’m too tough and sensitive to have to have some pubescent twerp with his mom’s earring in his tongue, who combs his hair with Redi-Whip and has an Ani DiFranco tattoo on his shin, come show me how a computer works.

— P. J. O’Rourke

I feel… sexier, I think, with short hair. I feel like an alien!

— Pamela Anderson

When I’m not acting, I like to go home and be really normal. So I usually grow out my hair until I get the next part.

— Paul Dano

I am not the archetypal leading man. This is mainly for one reason: as you may have noticed, I have no hair.

— Patrick Stewart

When I was a child, our summer days were spent swimming chlorine in my hair was like perfume to me.

— Patti Davis

The thing I’ve always liked about performing is that I decide what I want to wear, whether I want to comb my hair.

— Patti Smith

Since I was a child, I hated having to deal with my hair. I hated having to change my clothes. As a kid, I had a sailor shirt and the same old corduroy pants, and that’s what I wanted to wear everyday.

— Patti Smith

I’ve always looked the same. Since I was a child, I hated having to deal with my hair. I hated having to change my clothes. As a kid, I had a sailor shirt and the same old corduroy pants, and that’s what I wanted to wear everyday.

— Patti Smith

It’s not that I have compromised or anything, but it’s always been important to me to take good care of myself and be a good example. I’m not much a role model in terms of hair care, though.

— Patti Smith

I know what that tastes like, to be a rock-and-roll star – to have a limousine, to have girls screaming when they see you, girls trying to cut my hair, get a piece of me. But I don’t walk around with a concept of myself as a rock-and-roll star, and certainly not as a musician, because I really can’t play anything, except primitively.

— Patti Smith

If your hair is relaxed, white people are relaxed. If your hair is nappy, they’re not happy.

— Paul Mooney

Behind every small business, there’s a story worth knowing. All the corner shops in our towns and cities, the restaurants, cleaners, gyms, hair salons, hardware stores – these didn’t come out of nowhere.

— Paul Ryan

I’m Brian a lot more than I’m Paul Walker, which is awesome. When I hear, ‘Hey Paul Walker!’ my hair stands up on the back of my neck. It’s uncomfortable. But when I hear, ‘It’s Brian!’ it’s cool. I like Brian.

— Paul Walker

I don’t know why, but women in a hair salon share their deepest secrets.

— Penelope Cruz

My hair is way, way long. I’ve hitchhiked across the country a zillion times. I’ve ridden in every car. I was never a hippie. It takes more than long hair.

— Penn Jillette

Here’s the thing about hair I think most people think that I have Lego hair, like I can just take it on and off in one piece, and that’s not quite the case – although pretty close.

— Pete Wentz

I think hair is just, like, the most important thing about you.

— Pete Wentz

I guess, to tell you the truth, I’ve never had much of a desire to grow facial hair. I think I’ve managed to play quarterback just fine without a mustache.

— Peyton Manning

Most artists lose their voice, their hair, and their bands. That’s not going to happen to me.

— Prince

When I’m not shooting, I don’t wear much makeup. I just moisturize and maybe put on a berry-colored balm on my lips and cheeks, and then mascara – that’s it. My face and hair gets abused every single day, so I try take it easy on off days.

— Priyanka Chopra

I have years of saying ideas that are not listened to. Then, weeks after, of producers finding out that I was right when some other guy comes in and says it. Sometimes I just tell my idea to my editor or to some other guy with maybe gray hair to share it, and then it’s brilliant!

— Patricia Riggen

I think Charles Manson was a hair’s breath away from just being a terrorist. He wanted to start a war, too.

— Patty Hearst

When I go down the ice, I feel it, the wind in the side of my hair, and then I got the party in the back.

— Patrick Kane

Basically, they had asked me if I would shave my head or wear a bald cap. I said look, if you are doing a series for five years I would want to shave my hair because I would go bald with all the gum and glue from the bald cap.

— Persis Khambatta

I thought I was very pretty without hair. Naked, more honest somehow. No glamor, just bald old me. I seldom wore wigs or hats. But some people must have thought I was an exhibitionist or a religious fanatic.

— Persis Khambatta

Never having played Chess before, it was most interesting to be playing the game with no pieces in front of me. But I still knew how to stroke my hair when I won.

— Peter Mayhew

It’s been fascinating watching all those pictures of me with a lot more hair Jeremy, and looking very young. And we’ve all got things we’ve said, twenty, thirty years ago, indeed the whole world has changed since then.

— Peter Hain

Sisters are always drying their hair. Locked into rooms, alone, they pose at the mirror, shoulders bare, trying this way and that their hair, or fly importunate down the stair to answer the telephone.

— Phyllis McGinley

Every time I have visited the U.S., I have been asked to let loose my hair and remove the hair pins. Each time, I have put up a defiant face.

— Preneet Kaur

I’m past 75, I still walk, and I don’t dye my hair blond, and I don’t touch it up.

— Pauline Trigere

When you cut your hair, everybody thinks you lost weight.

— Prince Fielder

One year, I was a go-go girl for Halloween, and I got all this glitter eye shadow, my hair was poufy with braids, I was wearing all these different colors and fake eyelashes that went all the way up to my eyebrows. I totally enjoy the whole Halloween feel.

— Olivia Holt

I feel naked without jewelry. If I’m having a bad hair day, I pick something from my huge collection of hats.

— Olivia Thirlby

I do, I kick major butt in ‘Dredd.’ I get to kill people. I break a guy’s neck by roundhouse kicking him in the face. It was me, I did it. I learned how to roundhouse kick. I also do it with my hands cuffed behind my back so it’s pretty cool I have to say. Yeah, leather body suit, blonde hair, the whole thing.

— Olivia Thirlby

When I have really blonde hair, I usually go for a more natural look, wearing way less makeup.

— Olivia Wilde

I have superfine, superoily hair, so my struggle is always trying to get the volume I want. I end up not doing much with it ever.

— Odette Annable

I had a really good time in New Orleans, although I had some very tragic times in Baton Rouge. Some guys beat me up and threw my horn away. ‘Cause I had a beard, then, and long hair like the Beatles.

— Ornette Coleman

When I was a young actor in Vienna, already my hair was falling out at a rapid rate. I went to a doctor, who said hair was like grass: if you mow it, then it grows back stronger. So I went to Brittany, where nobody knew me, and I shaved my head. When it grew back – only the fringes!

— Otto Preminger

I wanted to be into fashion, but I was never the kind of person who could keep up with fashion trends, and I could never style my hair the way everyone else’s was – my hair was very thin, so I couldn’t do, like, the sprayed bangs everyone else was into.

— Raina Telgemeier

My mom had done some TV and commercials before I was born, and so when I was born, she knew I had a really big interest in acting because I was always acting in plays with my dolls, and they were sort of boring, because I’ve seen them on tape they always involved a lot of singing and dragging them around by their hair.

— Quinn Shephard

Every snapshot collector has obsessions. Some only collect photos of cars. Others like World War II, or babies, or old-timey girls in old-timey swimsuits. I happen to collect the weird stuff: photos that make the hair on the back of your neck stand up a little. The uncanny.

— Ransom Riggs

It’s a compulsion. I’m always changing parts of me. Even when I was young, I wanted to change my hair color. I was so determined that I dyed my hair with Kool-Aid.

— Rachel McAdams

An Ebola particle is only around eighty nanometres wide and a thousand nanometres long. If it were the size of a piece of spaghetti, then a human hair would be about twelve feet in diameter and would resemble the trunk of a giant redwood tree.

— Richard Preston

Mum and Dad paid me 50 pence, which was a lot of money when I was 8 years old, not to dye my hair.

— Rose Leslie

Since I played a warrior in ‘Magadheera,’ my character sported shoulder-length hair and a thick beard.

— Ram Charan

I started off as an Australian model. I had so many knockbacks, having short hair and being rejected, and I always thought: I’m never gonna get to where I want to get unless I start looking more feminine.

— Ruby Rose

When I first started in the industry back home in Australia at 18, there was a lot of push and shove as to how I should dress, if I was allowed to cut my hair short, if I had too many tattoos. If I didn’t get a campaign, or if I didn’t get a role, they would always come back to, ‘Well, she dresses like a boy.’

— Ruby Rose

Ron was always my favorite character, because I feel like I relate to him, like we’ve both got red hair, we both like sweets, we’ve both got lots of brothers and sisters.

— Rupert Grint

I have six brothers and sisters. We all look totally different: blonde hair, curly hair, green eyes, dark eyes, dark skin, light skin. It’s just how it is.

— Rashida Jones

To me, it’s really easy to feel glamorous and beautiful with red lips. It’s great because you don’t have to do anything else. I don’t have to do anything to my face. I can have cleanly washed hair and if I just put on like a matte red lip, it just makes everything seem special.

— Rashida Jones

I was a hairdresser’s assistant. I used to get 20p tips for washing an old woman’s hair. I used to get there at 8 A.M., leave at 6 P.M. and get £10.

— Russell Tovey

Do you have any idea what Ali meant to black people? He was the leader of a nation, the leader of Black America. As a young black, at times I was ashamed of my color I was ashamed of my hair. And Ali made me proud.

— Reggie Jackson

I’ve lived in L.A. for a long time, and they say, ‘If you sit in a barber’s shop for long enough, you will get a hair cut.’ Well, if you live in Los Angeles for long enough, you’re going to get some surgery.

— Robbie Williams

When I cut my hair, the whole sound changed, my style changed.

— Rihanna

If I’m not working and getting my makeup done, that’s my chance to do a hair mask and a face mask and my plucking and waxing and all of that.

— Rita Ora

I love masculine cuts with suits and chunky jewellery. My hair is so glam, it balances it out, and it’s comfy!

— Rita Ora

To save your own hair, wigs are literally the way forward.

— Rita Ora

When I was a kid, I’d spray paint my hair, cut clothes up.

— Rita Ora

I had this bad-boy-from-New York vibe going, dressed like a punk rocker with spiky hair.

— Robert Downey, Jr.

I’ve still got a brilliant head of hair, which refuses to lay down!

— Rod Stewart
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