If you've ever admired Bella Hadid's brunette-to-blonde-and-back-again transformation, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's summery blonde, or Dua Lipa's dark chocolate hue, then consider yourself a fan of Jenna Perry's work. The celebrity hair colorist has a who's who roster of clients that includes models, actors, and editors that trust her to keep their color looking fresh and fabulous. Her East Village salon is the new epicenter of chic she's known equally for her perpetually sunny disposition and her skill with coloring brush.
She also, unsurprisingly, has a deep love for all things beauty and as fastidious with her skin-care routine as she is with her balayage technique. We're talking oils and moisturizers, plus an undying love for lash lifts — her replacement for makeup in the age of masking up.
We sat down with Jenna to talk about her routine, why she loves her job, and her predictions for 2021's biggest haircolor trends. Keep reading to learn all about it in the latest installment of The Regimen.
Name: Jenna Perry
Profession: Celeb Haircolorist and Owner of Jenna Perry Hair
Skin type: Combination
Hair type: Thick and wavy
Duration of beauty routine: 15-30 minutes on a normal day but if I mask and massage or NuFace, it could be up to an hour.
Walk us through your daily beauty routine:
Every morning I wake up and drink a glass of water with lemon before coffee. If there was too much wine the night before, I ice my face and then I do 15-30 minutes of stretching or pilates. I believe it also helps to activate my complexion. In the shower, I use all of the Nécessaire products in Eucalyptus and love the Dr. Barbara Sturm Enzyme Cleanser to cleanse my face. After the shower, I massage Vintner's Daughter Active Botanical Serum on my face, it smells amazing, and finish off with The Rich Cream by Augustinus Bader (which is the most incredible moisturizer I've used, ever.)
Being a hairdresser, I switch up my shampoo and conditioner a lot, because I like to test out new products. Luckily my hair is pretty low maintenance and dries well enough for me to not have to worry about it. Nowadays, since I wear a mask most days, my makeup regimen is a lot more simple — it's all about the lashes and brows. I get a lash lift every few months. It's a game changer because your lashes stay lifted as if you’ve curled them with an eyelash curler. For brows, I like to fill them with a light brown brow pencil by Anastasia Beverly Hills and swipe a little brow gel to keep them full.
What is your philosophy on beauty?
Low-key high maintenance.
What is your best beauty advice?
Wear loads of sunscreen in the sun and get spray tans.
What is the best beauty advice you've ever been given?
“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” - Roald Dahl
What are your three must-have products?
Definitely The Rich Cream by Augustinus Bader, the Environ Hydrating Clay Masque really takes my skin from dull to glowing and the Vintners Daughter Active Botanical Serum smells so good that it will just make your day.
Do you have any special tips or techniques for how you apply a product to get the best results?
Always massage upward when applying anything on your face and when applying hair products, start from the bottom and work your way up.
What's the biggest beauty mistake you've ever made?
Overplucking my eyebrows in 7th grade. They never fully grew back in and I'm paying for it now.
What do you love most about your job?
I love owning a business and having a safe space for clients and my employees to be in. I like to think I’m a pretty fair boss and very understanding.
What's your best advice for those dealing with root regrowth at home or for dealing with longer than average visits in between color appointments?
At this point, there’s so much information on the internet. My advice is to stay patient and reach out to a professional for at-home tips.
Any predictions for big hair color trends for 2021?
I think for years a lot of people have stayed away from warmer tones in their hair, but it actually looks better on many people. Warmer tones give your complexion a little extra life. I'm predicting people will be more daring in 2021. I'm seeing more fashion colors ahead, like orange, pinks, and turquoise tones.