Whenever you image Sophie Turner, you image purple hair.

The actress, born a blonde, famously dyed her locks the fiery shade at simply 13 years outdated for the function of a lifetime: Sansa Stark on Recreation of Thrones. Her scarlet strands later turned integral for her silver display screen debut in one other iconic franchise, X-Males, wherein she performs telepathic heroine Jean Gray. Pink helps Turner remodel. Pink indicators the ability and power in her characters. Pink, fairly merely, seems rattling good on her. In actual life, nevertheless, blonde is what makes the actress really feel “uninhibited and extra comfy.”

It is the hue she’s sporting, freshly carried out, after we meet her at a loft in New York whereas she prepares to host a cocktail social gathering for Wella, the haircare model she’s been the face of since June 2017. It occurs to be her 22nd birthday and she or he’s simply come again from a non-public island getaway along with her fiancée, Joe Jonas. Her associates within the metropolis have organized one other birthday shock for her that night time (“I’ve simply been informed to get in a automobile and go. Might be horrible, could possibly be superior,” she mused.) The trigger for her first celebration of the night is WellaPlex, a brand new in-salon therapy, and FusionPlex, an at-home line—each restore hair broken from coloration processing (a battle Turner is aware of effectively).

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In our sit-down, Turner informed ELLE.com how she feels about all these hair/plot clues Recreation of Thrones followers obsess over, what’s in her magnificence bag, and the best way co-star and real-life BFF Maisie Williams evokes her personal magnificence seems.

Chris Clinton

You simply bought again from the Maldives!

Sure, I did. It was wonderful. It was so lovely.

What magnificence merchandise do you pack on a seashore journey?

You by no means wish to put warmth in your hair when you’re out within the solar. So, I simply use FusionPlex, it is a shampoo, conditioner, and a masks. It maintains your hair in order that it doesn’t get frizzy from the salt within the sea or the solar. And I put on I no make-up! You’re within the solar all day, you get a pure tan.

How would you describe your general magnificence routine?

It’s fairly easy. For my face I moisturize with Dermalogica after which simply slap on concealer and mascara, and hope for the very best. I exploit lots of Dior make-up. With my hair, I like Wella EIMI Excellent Me, which I spray on after I use warmth. I do not like to make use of too many merchandise in my on a regular basis life as a result of I am always having my hair chopped and altered for filming. It is good to depart it unfastened.

Chris Clinton

I heard you dye your hair purple each week for Recreation of Thrones. Is that true?

I used to! Now I put on a wig, as a result of I really like my blonde an excessive amount of. I began sporting a wig in season seven as a result of I had dyed my hair blonde and it wasn’t the very best expertise, so we couldn’t actually dye my hair again purple.

Did you put on a wig to play Jean Gray, too?

I began utilizing [hairstylist and global ambassador for Wella Professionals] Sonya [Dove], and I began utilizing WellaPlex, so then my hair was truly wholesome sufficient to dye it again purple for the brand new X-Males. Then, I simply craved going again blonde, as a result of Sonya did such a very good job. So, I used to be identical to Recreation of Thrones, you’re going to must wig me!

When Recreation of Thrones has its sequence finale will you do a loopy makeover to commemorate the event? Like when Emma Watson chopped her hair off after Harry Potter.

I don’t know. I haven’t considered it, truly. I’m actually blissful blonde. I believe I’d chop it off a bit extra, perhaps do a Brigitte Bardot 1960s type of bob. Possibly I’ll like go loopy and dye it multicolors or one thing! Aside from Jean Gray, I am going to have to return to purple in some unspecified time in the future.

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How does purple make you’re feeling versus blonde?

Pink, it’s a stunning coloration however I’ve all the time wish to model it a technique: traditional, waves. I really feel so comfy being blonde and rather more like a “cool woman.”

Chris Clinton

We’re obsessed together with your friendship with Maisie Williams. Do you guys trade magnificence suggestions or merchandise?

We don’t actually speak about magnificence as a result of we’re spending our days with our make-up off trying horrendous. However, I’ve so many hair merchandise, so she does truly use lots of my stuff. I let her have as many as she needs and she or he loves it. Maisie evokes me in numerous methods, although. She’s all the time been type of artistic and playful along with her hairstyles. I keep in mind when she was youthful she made a bow out of her hair. It was the craziest factor. So, I am all the time taking inspiration from her.

How would you evaluate the way you and Maisie strategy purple carpet magnificence?

It type of modifications with my hair coloration. After I was a redhead, I used to be all the time attempting to go for like a traditional Veronica Lake look with my hair and match it with the garments. Maisie has all the time embraced the youth in her and been into vivid colours and really experimental. Now that I’m again blonde I’m feeling much more experimental, however I can’t actually pull off the “youth” factor very effectively as a result of I undoubtedly look about 10 years older than her.

Chris Clinton

Ever since you’ve got stated Sansa Stark’s hairstyles typically mirror plot factors, individuals go loopy analyzing your each strand. Do you ever see the reactions?

On a regular basis! Oh my God. It’s so insane. Like, even the hairstylists and costume designers are like “wait, what?” as a result of just like the followers learn into it a lot. However, it’s wonderful. That is what we wish, to ignite the followers’ curiosity. However, they choose up on the tiniest issues. And Sansa’s hair does change. It is all the time who she’s influenced by. She alters her coiffure based on that.

Turner in season seven of Recreation of Thrones.


In season seven Sansa wore her hair a lot looser and down as a substitute of intricately braided and up. What do you suppose that’s about?

For me, I felt that as a result of season six had been so traumatizing, she felt very misplaced in herself and in her model. So, she simply type of like pulled two braids again and was quite simple. The previous couple of seasons, she’s been much less impressed by anybody else and extra creating her personal model—which is one thing to say about her character.

After nearly eight seasons on Recreation of Thrones, have you ever gotten wonderful at braiding?

You’ll suppose! However, the [hairstylists] are those that do it. I want I used to be good at it, however I am not!

This interview has been edited and condensed.

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