For a cold January morning in New York, Sophie Turner is not messing around. People are scurrying about on the streets with pink noses and layers upon layers, and the Game of Thrones star is sitting pretty in a warm suite in the Meatpacking District’s Gansevoort Hotel. “I’m happy to be here,” she says, climbing out of her chair to say hello. “It gives me something to do other than freeze outside.”
Turner is clad in a velvet blue Vetements dress, her eyes made up with intense smokey shadow and her shoulder-length blonde hair teased into undone, Old Hollywood waves, courtesy of the hairstylist Christian Hair. “Thank you; it’s Wella,” she says. Of course it is—Turner has served as the face (or hair) of the brand since 2017 and is here today to talk about the new Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect and Invigo care line. Besides the obvious good tresses present in the hotel room, Turner is also a bit of a guru on the subject of hair, thanks to her famous foray into redhead-dom (not to mention wigs) on both Games of Thrones, which will air its final season in April, and the X-Men franchise, which will give Turner her own standalone Dark Phoenix movie in June. Here, Turner talks about how she keeps her hair in great shape, what she’s learned from going red, and why you maybe shouldn’t trust her with spoilers.
What does your hair look like when you do it yourself?
Well, I’m not very good at styling my hair, I have to say. But in terms of up-keep and keeping it healthy, it’s basically shampoo, conditioner, and a mask. I use the Wella INVIGO Blonde Recharge Color Refreshing Shampoo and Conditioner and Wella INVIGO Vibrant Color Mask, and it keeps it so healthy and shiny and clean and strong. That’s all I need. It really is. Then you blow-dry it out and it’s perfect. Well, I wouldn’t say perfect. It’s not like this. It’s my version of perfect, which is messy. Also, the Wella INVIGO Brilliance Miracle BB Spray makes your hair super, super shiny. You put it on every other day and it’s amazing.
How often do you shampoo your hair?
Every other day. By rule. It gets very greasy. It never used to be like that. I think it’s because I wear a wig on Game of Thrones, so the glue gets stuck in my hair, so I had to wash it every day and my hair is now used to that. If it’s any longer than two days, it gets greasy.
Are you glad to see the wig gone?
I am. Very glad.
Did you keep it?
I didn’t want to keep it. I was like, “Goodbye!” The only thing I kept was a corset from the show. I wouldn’t have wanted that wig.