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Jill Crosby certainly knows hair. After becoming a hairstylist, she pursued a degree in wig making before beginning her career in TV and movies and was later named the Head Hairstylist on How I Met Your Mother, Weeds, and Sons of Tucson. Crosby works with celebs like Melissa McCarthy, Allison Janney, Julie Bowen, Diane Keaton, Zac Efron, Ben Stiller and Jimmy Kimmel. As a spokesperson for Women’s ROGAINE®, she is helping women combat issues associated with thinning and hair making her the go-to resource for many a celebrity dealing with thinning hair.
BITB asked which celeb she is dying to get her hands on next – and she picked Jennifer Lawrence. “She is such a natural beauty and is so versatile with her look. She can pull off a stunning red carpet Hollywood glam look and then the next thing you know you’ll see her in a highly editorial look. But, the common thread to all her looks is a sense of playful, youthful, timelessness. She hasn’t misstepped as far as I’ve seen yet! In terms of dressing her hair, she has a hairdressers dream texture and weight as well, a light wave and medium density is a great palette to build from,” says Crosby.
Her favorite hair trend right now is a shoulder length textured bob. “Just work in some highlights and I am in love,” she says.
Here, Crosby shares her favorite can’t-live-without products, how to fake a fuller head of hair and more:
1. What’s your best advice for busy women who don’t have much time to style their hair? The best piece of advice I can give someone is to use the right styling and treatment products for your hair type. Healthy hair will always look better and doesn’t need as much styling. Just as we use specific ingredients in our skincare, we should also be mindful of our hair care products. One of my favorite anti-aging treatments I use on my clients hair (and it is so simple) is virgin Coconut oil.
The biggest hair mistake I see among women is over working your hair with too much heat, tension and chemicals, all of which are damaging for any hair type. Always turn down the heat on all your tools limiting unnecessary damage.
2. What are your top 3 “can’t live without” hair products or tools?
- Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray: I love a textured look and it’s great for anyone needing added volume, especially women experiencing thinning hair.
- Aquage Beyond Body Thermal Spray: It protects against heat damage and dryness caused by over styling. It also delivers added shine.
- Women’s ROGAINE® Foam: This is hands down my go-to recommendation for women experiencing hereditary hair loss. As a stylist, I love that it can be used with other hair products and it’s easy for women to use just once a day every day.
3. How can you fake a fuller head of hair?
- Often women think longer hair is a way to mask hair loss but it’s quite the opposite. Long thinning hair only shows more damage and loss. By cutting to a length with a healthy weight line you will actually create the appearance of thicker hair and in some cases it may even look longer!
- Color is also a fantastic tool for creating volume. Darker hair colors play up the contrast between hair and scalp, while lighter shades that are closer to your skin tone can actually help camouflage thinning hair. Color also helps by expanding the hair shaft making it thicker in diameter, adding volume.
- There are also little tricks you can do when styling your hair. Try flipping your part to the other side which will give it a little lift, when blow drying only dry about 70% of the way with your head flipped over and use your hands instead of a brush to reduce tension and give lift from the roots. This will also help work with your natural texture.