Whoever assumed that fashion girls don’t pay much attention to their beauty game might not be as well informed as they think. Case in point: Celebrities and style fixtures Janine Gutierrez, Laureen Uy, Daryl Chang, and Pam Quiñones are no strangers when it comes to the fashion frontlines—no matter what the occasion, count on these tastemakers to be well-dressed from head to toe.
So how does their crowning glory affect the way they look at fashion and how do they complement their tresses for a showstopping #LOTD? What does it take to keep it in top form? Preview finds out in this exclusive.
White Light: Laureen Uy and Daryl Chang
When it comes to coming up with their commanding #OOTDs, Laureen Uy and Daryl Chang both have their styles down pat. For Laureen, being blonde is a welcome change to the pink or ash hair color she’s been known to wear, although it’s not the first time she’s jumping into lighter territory. “I really love being blonde, I get to be super playful and wear so much color with it. Iba talaga yun nagagawa niya,” she tells us. Her street style snaps are what keeps her audience regularly visiting her social media channels, and she knows that her new color is going to be an asset in playing up the outfits she puts together for the ’gram. Her answer to how she’d style herself now, she quips: “I would amp it up with a lot of colored pieces, specifically lilac.”
Meanwhile, Daryl has been sporting her platinum locks for almost a decade and it remains an integral to her sartorial personality. “I find blonde hair easier to wear because even on my laziest days, I don’t have to style it [any different]. I’m so indifferent to the urge to look made-up (not to be confused with the urge to dress up because that’s definitely my daily concern) so being blonde is my unthinking, sort of self-winding solution,” the top stylist says when asked why she’s decided to keep her hair color all these years.
While Daryl has a penchant for all-black outfits, you can’t help but notice her current inclination towards brights and neons (punctuated even more through her line, d.d.daily, showcased during the TRESemmé Runway Ready Show), which amplify the commanding attention of her long, blonde bob. When it comes to clothing styles, this is what she has to say: “[My light hair color] lends itself to more expressive fashion versatility, and I like different perspectives—one day I’d be in a tailored suit, the next day in a flowy dress; I have no bias against aesthetics or personas, because set against platinum locks, almost every outfit look so much cooler,” she says.
Laureen is more about being more experimental when it comes to dyeing her hair, which wasn’t the case during her early years in the industry. “The most spontaneous and adventurous I’ve gone with my hair was at that time I was in London, which was like 5 or 6 years back. I was going around Shoreditch where I noticed everyone had colored hair and amazing outfits. [That was] when I got inspired to wear more sneakers, be a little more edgy and street. Right then, at a time where I had long and curly hair, I decided to go to a salon, get bangs, straighten my hair, cut it shorter, and dye it blue green! I didn’t regret it, parang sobrang liberating ng feeling kasi I’ve never done it before, plus it was all so spur of the moment, I loved it. And from then on, I’ve just been coloring my hair regularly.”