Hair Musing: Roberta Pecoraro

It’s official, you can have a fringe when you’ve got curly hair. Here’s proof: when we stumbled across Roberta Pecoraro’s Instagram feed we couldn’t help falling in love with her shoulder length bubbly curls and her equally bouncy fringe. Her feed is peppered with images of her working the style from beach to catwalk, and with over 35k followers we’re not the only ones obsessed with her look.

Born in Sicily, Roberta moved to Australia when she was just two years old and is fast becoming one of the country’s favourite models. Although Roberta had been modelling officially from the age of 17, she actually credits switching up her hair for taking her career forward. In an interview with Who What Wear, Roberta said “It was an exciting change when I cut my fringe. I’ve been lucky that clients have really liked my new look—and they’re helping me embrace my curls again”. Shortly afterwards, Roberta opened the catwalk for Dion Lee at Sydney Fashion Week in the Royal Opera House, and it wasn’t long before she became one of the most photographed models in Australia. “[Fashion Week] was my big break, the change of hair, with my fringe, a whole new look. People started to become a lot more interested” she told the Sunday Morning Herald.

Roberta Pecoraro by Oracle Fox for Country Road
Roberta Pecoraro by Oracle Fox for Country Road

Embracing natural curls is continuing to become more popular across the globe; not only is it healthier for your hair, relying less on heat styling tools, but it channels a carefree and laid-back attitude that embodies the spirit of beauty today. The consistent message we’re seeing is less about contrived perfection, and more about being confident in your own skin (and hair!). Plus, what’s not to love about a few mysterious curls falling softly over your eyes?

In order to help you make the most of your natural texture, we’ve enlisted the help of Glasshouse Senior Stylist, Mia Waldern for some styling tips:

“From a hair health perspective, curly hair is often dehydrated and benefits from products that lock in moisture. Where hair often has an imbalance of protein and moisture this can also result in uneven curls with different levels of elasticity and texture. The Organic Colour System’s Keep Curl range is specifically formulated to tackle both these issues and is made with natural wheat proteins and plant amino acids to balance and increase curl retention and longevity. When styling, curls form best when wet so this is the key time to help them take shape, though try to avoid brushing your hair once washed as this can disturb the curls. For fine hair I would recommend using a light product to ensure you don’t weigh the curls down. Organic Colour Systems’ Control Texture is great for adding texture to fine hair, whilst the Keep Curl Memory Spray helps to define and retain curls without overloading the hair. For thicker hair, use products with a stronger hold such as the Keep Curl Memory Gel for extra bounce and curl definition. If frizz is an issue, the Original Mineral Frizzy Logic Serum works to smooth and tame unruly flyaways on either dry or damp hair.”

Roberta Pecoraro by Oracle Fox for Country Road
Roberta Pecoraro by Oracle Fox for Country Road

And there you have it. A story that proves that a) you can pull off any style you like whilst still embracing natural curls and b) that good hair can change your life.

Shop our collection of products for curly hair at Glasshouse Shop here.

Featured image by Oracle Fox for Country Road

Words by Phoebe Grace Ede

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