Art cities and hair heroines
We love a city break and some of our favourite cities contain the world’s best museums and galleries where we can immerse ourselves in art and culture. Of course, with Clinics in Mayfair and Manhattan, the Philip Kingsley team love a stroll around The Guggenheim or The Tate Modern, The Met or The National. There are so many to choose from! So we thought we’d narrow it down based on – you guessed it – hair. Some of the greatest paintings also feature some of the best hair we’ve ever seen so here’s our guide to hair icons through the art ages.
Birth of Venus by Botticelli, The Uffizi, Florence
Ah, Florence, everywhere you look there’s beauty but none greater than that of Botticelli’s Venus. Those golden tresses have inspired and been coveted for literally centuries. But whether you’re a natural blonde or bottle blonde, your hair will gain that golden hue that we all want with Pure Blonde Booster. Apply the mask and shampoo every week to feel and look like an absolute goddess.
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Dorothea Tannin, Tate Modern London
If you missed the landmark retrospective exhibition for the Surrealist artist in early 2019, this hair-raising image is part of Tate Modern’s permanent collection. The dream-like scene has two girls – one blonde, one brunette – seemingly sleepwalking down a corridor with long hair flowing. For beautifully long, natural-looking hair add a supplement like PK4 Soya Protein Boost to your regime to boost growth and improve condition.
Portrait of Lisa Gherardini (known as the Mona Lisa) by Leonardo da Vinci, The Louvre, Paris
This autumn, the Louvre will launch a da Vinci retrospective to celebrate 500 years since the death of the Renaissance painter. As part of the celebrations, there will be a virtual reality Mona Lisa to wow the crowds, but did you know that she was originally painted with her hair in a bun? The National Research Council Canada, made the discovery back in 2006, supporting the belief that a woman of stature in the 16th Century would not have worn her hair down (Da Vinci changed the painting later on). Whether you wear your hair up or down, a weekly dose of Elasticizer will help strengthen it and give it bounce and shine that will have admirers queuing up.
Self-portrait With Cropped Hair by Frida Kahlo, Museum of Modern Art, New York
“A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life,” so said Coco Chanel and though we wouldn’t recommend chopping your locks off yourself, Frida Kahlo took the scissors to her tresses just months after her divorce from muralist Diego Rivera. This striking self portrait documents the act. Rivera loved her long black glossy hair, but Kahlo was best known for her braids which she pinned up and adorned with colourful flowers. For thick or coarse hair that needs hydration, you can’t go wrong with our Re-Moisturizing Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner, which makes hair so manageable, you can style it as artistically as you please.