Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Christina Hendricks: I don't shower

Christina Hendricks

Christina Hendricks only ever takes baths.

The 38-year-old actress always looks stunning, whether at work or star-studded events.

To freshen up before a long day most people opt for a shower, but Christina doesn’t like the feel of them.

“I only take baths - I'm one of those rare people. There's something about having water poured over my head first thing in the morning that seems aggressive,” she told the April edition of Redbook magazine.

“If I have to be at work at 5am, I'll wake up at 4.30am because I know it takes six minutes to fill the tub and I'll be in it for five. No bath salts, no bubbles, no mucking about. Just get in, get clean and get out.”

Christina is also known for her fiery red locks, which are styled to perfection in her TV show Mad Men.

Naturally the star is a blonde, but she can’t get enough of the bright shade. Growing up she loved hair so much she even took up the role of a shampoo girl at high school.

“When I was ten years old, redheads always intrigued me, especially Anne of Green Gables, and my mom said, ‘Let's just throw a rinse on that!’ Little did she know she opened a can of worms. I still love my hair as red as I can get it!” she laughed.

“I worked at Alexandre de Paris in Fairfax, [West Virginia]. I scrubbed heads, made perm solutions, put in rollers, and swept up a lot of hair.”

To complete her iconic look Christina is known to wear a sweep of liquid eyeliner on her eyelids. She takes inspiration from her on-screen character in Mad Men when applying make-up.

“I've had a go-to look for years that's pretty similar to [my character] Joan Harris'. I do black liquid eyeliner along my top lashes, rosy cheeks, and pink, red, or coral lips. That feels the most me,” she smiled.

“I'm pretty good [with liquid liner], I have to say! My make-up artist on the show may not agree, but it suffices for date night, for sure.”

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