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Beth Ditto: 'Don't damage your hair to look good'

Published 25/03/2016

Beth Ditto
Beth Ditto

Gossip singer Beth Ditto has a whole load of eyeliners which she purchased after worrying they'd be discontinued.

Singer Beth Ditto insists you shouldn't have to destroy your hair to make it look great.

The Gossip frontwoman entered the spotlight with dramatically short jet-black locks, and now boasts retro-looking blonde curls. Despite her transformations over the years Beth has always managed to maintain healthy-looking locks, but it was a lesson that came with time.

"Healthy hair and good hair are two different things," she explained to Britain's Marie Claire magazine. "You can have the most iconic style, but your hair can get destroyed in the process. My hairdresser introduced me to (repair product) Olaplex, which I use when I'm bleaching my hair. It's changed my life."

To match her vintage vibe hair, Beth's wardrobe is kitted out in pieces reflecting a bygone era. Her shopping hotspot is high street store Beyond Retro, but due to not finding many pieces that fit her curvy physique she often ends up leaving with just shoes.

Topping off the classic look is her make-up; thick black eyeliner and hot red lips that pop against her porcelain skin.

"MAC Liquidlast Liner is the only eyeliner I use," she said. "It doesn't flake or crease, and you can even swim in it. I once heard it was being discontinued, so I bought as many boxes as I could. They never did discontinue it, so now I have a big stockpile."

When she isn't busy performing or working on her own fashion range, the 35-year-old likes to enjoy a bit of culture. When in London she always makes time to visit the Natural History Museum, full of everything from dinosaur skeletons to ancient relics.

"On my last visit, I was eating a muffin and got so overwhelmed thinking about how old everything was that I had to stop eating," she grinned.

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