Fabulous and flapper was what Horton told her hairdresser Natalie at Our Place Salon, taking her inspiration from The Great Gatsby. The result? Her shoulder-length lob replaced by a stylish 1920s bob cut that even Baz would want to see on screen.
We got the lowdown from Shelly and Natalie about how the look was achieved, as well as delving deep into the Shelly Horton Hair Files. It’s a good one, promise. (Post continues after gallery.)
What made you decide to make a big change?
I’m getting married in Mexico in October and I wanted a style that was curled and up off my neck as it’s going to be hot. My hairdresser suggested curling it up and bobypinning it to look shorter and I thought why not just cut it short. My hair grows really quickly so I figured five months out this was the time to take the plunge and give the shorter style a go.
Have you had any major life change lately that influenced your decision to get your haircut?
It was all about the wedding – consider it a pre-emptive strike on a major life change.
What sorts of things were you looking at to get inspiration for your hair transformation?
1920s – Great Gatsby finger waves
Who is your hair muse?
How did you describe what you wanted to Natalie?
Well Natalie is my favourite hairdresser ever so I trust her. My hair is 95% grey so she has to cover that with a fab Goldwell red colour (Goldwell do the best reds).
Watch a timelapse of Shelly's chop here. (Post continues after video.)