ghd Guest Artist Pauline McCabe on her morning hair routine, the oracle of heat styling and a good pinot grigio.
TJ: How has the ghd Oracle influenced the way you approach heat styling? PM: It’s incredible to have one tool that allows me to create multiple types of curl, movement and texture. The oracle is an intuitive tool, I find the more I work with it, the more I understand its many possibilities. TJ: Your favourite feature about the ghd Oracle?PM: I love the cool zones, they help hold ‘hard to curl’ hair, and are invaluable when the pressure is on to work quickly, heating and cooling in one pass. TJ: How does ghd empower you as a hair stylist on-set and then also, in the salon day-to-day?PM:ghd are the Porsche of hot tools. Having performance driven tools that I can rely on (while maintaining the condition of hair) is so important both onset and in the salon. TJ: The hair texture you’re currently creating a lot of in-salon, and how to achieve it?PM:It’s all about undone, natural cool girl texture right now, and I find that really fresh. Just a soft S bend … I love that, it’s a little bit 70’s. TJ: Your key takeaway from THE JOURNAL shoot day? PM:I love collaborating with fellow creatives, so it was wonderful to be on set with THE JOURNAL team. The brief was a Bridget Bardot, 60s feel, and I worked on making this relevant to ‘now.’ I created four looks with the ghd Oracle, showcasing the true capacity of the tool. The Sixties influence was reinforced with texture and shape for a cool Bardot feel – Beehives, a fringe and the inclusion of velvet hair bands and satin ribbons brought it all together. TJ: If you could wear someone else’s hair for a day, whose would it be? PM: Florence from Florence and the Machine. I love her natural texture and 70s fringe. I was lucky enough to work with Florence on her recent tour and just love the way her hair moves when she performs. TJ: Your morning hair routine? PM:It’s super quick. A mist of ghd curlhold and a slight bend with my ghd platinum plus – all finished with a spray of dry texturiser. Good to go! TJ: Album currently on repeat in the salon? PM:Fleetwood MAC Rumors … it never gets old. TJ: You’re originally from Glasgow, what do you miss most about home?PM: Family and friends from forever, the landscape of deep greens, camping in Glen Etive and dancing at the Sub Club with my girlfriends.TJ: Your guilty pleasure? PM: Crème brûlée and pinot grigio.