Hair Musing: Frederikke Sofie

Curls are always having a moment at Glasshouse Salon. We have a loyal brigade of ringlet-haired clients who know their hair type back to front and trust our stylists to tame, tousle and enhance it. However, natural curls have a life of their own and we can’t think of many people who embrace their full head of spiralling hair more than Danish model Frederikke Sofie.

Frederikke is the epitome of low maintenance cool - think Scandi fresh-faced-ness mixed with a good dose of New York street style. We like her best when she’s sporting geeky specs, oversized shapes and chunky, masculine footwear. Scouted at a concert in Copenhagen when she was 14, Frederikke has since made her way up the model rankings, shooting with the likes of Patrick Demarchelier and David Sims and being a campaign girl for perennial off-duty favourite Celine.

Image: @frederikkesofie
Image: @frederikkesofie

Her crowning glory - the blonde head of tumbling pre-Raphaelite curls - reminds us of the late Italian Vogue editor Franca Sozzani (or a modern day Rapunzel). Freddie gives us a lesson in how to do curls best: low-key, naturally and all brushed out. In fact, she told i-D just how much she prefers to keep things simple, “I feel most beautiful when I’m natural and look like myself” she said, “I think beauty is about who you are.”

With such a mature style and a real head-on-her-shoulders approach to modelling (“For me it’s an opportunity to learn to take of yourself, grow up quickly, travel the world, make friends and earn money at a really young age” she’s been quoted saying), we can’t quite believe that Frederikke is only 18 years old. The only slight give away (and something that makes us love her even more) is the fact she still gets her mum to cut her hair a couple of times a year when she’s back in Copenhagen. Handy.

Image: Hannah Tveite
Image: Hannah Tveite

We’ve spoken before about working with your natural texture, as opposed to fighting against it and we’ve also mused over the ‘less is more’ direction that hair and beauty seems to be heading in. Frederikke encapsulates both with total ease and is a bit of an antidote to over-the-top Instagram-glamour and fussy fashion - you’d be more likely to see her in a pair of men’s suit trousers and a cosy roll neck.

If you’re blessed with a head of curls, Glasshouse senior stylist Matt Benns has some advice on how best to take care of them. He says “generally curly hair is quite dehydrated, so it’s important to make there are enough protein and moisture levels in the hair which will ensure the curls are nice and defined.” Washing less is best as it won’t strip the hair and the scalp has lots of natural oils which are particularly beneficial for curly hair. When you do wash your hair, use a good sulphate free shampoo like the Keep Curl Shampoo from Organic Colour Systems, follow by conditioner. Whilst the conditioner is sitting in the hair, use a wide-tooth comb or detangling brush and comb through from ends to roots. “Curls are in their best form when wet” says Matt, “So when towel-drying them make sure to never rub as this will cause frizz. Instead, wrap the hair up in a towel and squeeze out any moisture.”

A great curling product like Keep Curl Memory Gel will help keep curls defined and bouncy, and a treatment with a balance of both protein and moisture like the creamy Power Build Treatment from Organic Colour Systems or Seven Day Miracle from O&M are both good once-a-week options. Lastly, Matt says “If you find mid-week that your curls are starting to drop and lose definition, re-wetting the hair will re-energise it. Tip your head upside-down and mist water on your hair with a spray bottle, then gently scrunch with your fingers. You don’t need to put more product in as this will weigh the hair down, but water just helps to reactivate the curl.”

So, there you have it, curl advice and a Danish dynamite with a blonde curly mop to rival the best of them. We can’t wait to see where Frederikke takes her mane next.

Image: Hannah Tveite
Image: Hannah Tveite

Words: Lucy Vincent
Feature image: Forget Them Magazine

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