Dame Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren admitted she cuts her own hair with kitchen scissors

14 Jul 2019

We guess that saves a trip to the hair salon, then...

Helen Mirren takes her hairstyles into her own hands by chopping her hair herself. In an appearance on a British talkshow, she revealed she doesn’t always make trips to the salon when she’s in need of a trim.

“I do often cut my own hair. The cut I have right now... is something that I did with the kitchen scissors about a week ago in my kitchen.” she shared, admitting that at times she asks her glam team to “clean it up” and make it look more polished for her.

“I said to my brilliant hair guy here, Stefan, ‘The cut I have right now, Stefan, is something that I did with the kitchen scissors about a week ago in my kitchen. So you know, maybe you could clean it up a bit for me?’” she added. “So yes, I do cut my own hair.”

 And no, this isn’t because she is trying to save up on money. The 73-year old actress who’s worth is an estimated USD49 million (Dhs180 million) reveals that the reason she chops her own hair is sheer convenience.

“I can’t handle going to the hairdresser every six weeks, so I only go about once a year. In between, I get out the scissors and do something, usually rather disastrously. Sometimes I’ll even chop my hair the morning of a big red-carpet event.”

And on the topic of her appearance, she continued, “I have an issue with the word ‘beauty’, because we’re not all beautiful. I’m not beautiful and I recognise that fact. Sometimes I clean up nice with a lot of help… so I want a new word instead of ‘beautiful, I think ‘being’ is a good word.”

She explains this by saying “My being tip is really to be curious and interested in other people and not think too much about yourself. Give your attention to other people and that has a way of making you, if you like, more beautiful in many ways.”