Sometimes it’s hard to be all laughs when first arriving in Beijing, but Nicki Sharratt, a mother of two boys, is always ready to put a smile on your face. She moved to Beijing from England almost two years ago with her husband, who works in retail. Always on adventures through Beijing on the bus with her boisterous boys, it’s her mission to experience each park the city has to offer. Sharratt loves to see the seasons transform in the city; from Ritan Park to Temple of Heaven, she takes her boys to play everywhere. The love for Beijing radiates from her, and it’s hard to feel blue when we speak with her.
Sharratt didn’t ship any belongings over, but instead brought one whole suitcase filled with books and crafts for the kids. A firm believer in reusing and great bargains, she stocks up on literature from secondhand stores and car boot sales when back in the UK.
Sharratt is one of the first mothers we’ve met who is wildly experimental with her hair – from blue to pink and purple, she is truly up for any wild ride. She is in trusted hands at Catherine de France, and Laëtitia Shynes is excited to give Sharratt the adventurous makeover she deserves. Browsing colors and settling on blue, Sharratt enjoys the pampering and the relaxing time away from her bustling home life.
But when she comes home she is met with a verdict from her oldest son, who states “I love your beautiful hair, mam, it smells lovely.” He later presents her with a Superwoman action doll, now having evidence that his mam is indeed Superwoman. Her youngest son succinctly declares: “Hair bloooooo,” and her husband agrees that the color is super cool.
Step 1 Sharratt picks out a wild color with the hair stylist. Blue it is.
Step 2 She gets a dark undertone color that will fade out to her own natural color.
Step 3 Three different popping blue colors are applied on the tips of her hair.
Step 4 The hair stylist cuts a small amount of hair to keep her luscious locks.
Step 5 Shynes blow-dries Sharratt’s hair and adds curls.
Step 6 Model-like makeup is applied last.
MAC Studio Water Weight foundation
Bleunuit Crystal Sparkling Blush
Bleunuit Glamorous Evening mascara
Maybeline Dream Matt powder
Catherine de France Hair and Beauty Salon 法式美容美发沙龙
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Photos by Uni You
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