We recently received the following hair question from Jenna, a devout beauty banter reader:
“I am always so so jealous of all these socialites’ thick healthy shiny hair! A lot of the LA implants to the NY scene have more scruffy laid back hair…but the ny girls, it seems they all have some secret vitamin I don’t know about! Any clue what they’re up to? I know you’ve spent PLENTY of time in NY so I thought you might know their secret. (for ex: Zani Gugelmann, Byrdie Bell, Lauren Bush, Amanda Hearst whom I adore…)”
Well, Jenna, you’re in luck! We tracked down two of our favorite NYC hair mavens and asked them to dish on their hair secrets. Here’s what they had to say:
Zani Gugelmann (jewelry designer)- “The funny thing is that I’m convinced my hair is falling out! So that’s why I just started taking all these pills. I use the 2 products below to strengthen and nourish the hair.
–Natures Bounty: “Hair, Skin and Nails” … The active ingredient is Biotin.
–Natures Bounty: Omega-3 fish oil capsules (odorless.)”
Byrdie Bell (model, actress and documentarian)- “After over processing my hair and watching it all fall out just a week before my high school graduation I have become obsessed with keeping it long. For color I am supremely thankful to Reyad at Frederic Fekkai as well as Fabrice for the occasional trim. I use Frederic Fekkai Technician Shampoo and Conditioner For Dry, Damaged, Color-Treated Hair. Sometimes, I use his Protein Rx Reparative Treatment Mask.”
I also asked my go-to stylist, Jen Atkin of the Andy Lecompte Salon for her professional tips: “To get thick luscious hair like the girls in NYC, take the PHYTOPHANERE hair pills to make your hair thick and healthy. For shine, take Fish Oil pills from the Vitamin Store.”