I’ve mentioned my love of Cult Beauty – and the Cult Beauty girls themselves! – a few times before. If you’ve not had a chance to look around the site yet, please do, there’s a treasure-trove of rare, and usually wonderful beauty items to be found on there, I’ve filled (and emptied!) many a virtual shopping basket on the site, and there’s always something I’ve never heard of that pops up and arouses my interest, which is no mean feat these days!
At the moment, they’re running a competition to win a haircut from Tara Smith, who is legendary in Hollywoodland circles for her skills. Don’t believe me? Ask Demi Moore, Anna Friel, Natalie Imbruglia, Yasmin Le Bon, Neve Campbell, Rosario Dawson, Marisa Tomei, June Sarpong (how did she get on this list? – Ed), Angelina Jolie, Teri Hatcher, Jamie Lee Curtis, Nicole Kidman, Angelica Huston, Patricia Arquette, Rosin Murphy or Toni Collette, all of whom she’s worked with in the past. She’s also done the hair for both the Sex and the City movies! And you have to admit, she has a pretty fine head of hair herself … Ordinarily, a haircut with Tara would cost £450 – if you can even catch her in a salon – so this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, if you ask me.
The downside? Well, in order to enter all you do have to do is buy a minimum of five items from Tara’s hair care range (and I’m not going to lie to you, that does seem just a little excessive) but the products all cost less than £5, and, whilst I haven’t tried it myself (yet!) I have heard good things about the range generally, and excellent things about the Base Coat Serum in particular. Personally, I’ve been delighted to notice that all the shampoos are SLS-free, which is great for what is, essentially, a fairly budget-priced range. I’ll be picking some items up soon, and I’ll keep you posted on what I think.
The competition is running for six weeks, and the prize can be taken in London, New York or LA. But, er, there are no travel costs included, sadly!
Will you be entering? What would you pay for a movie-star haircut?