I’m known for my short hair, but it’s funny, I started modeling with long hair. Then—and this is many years ago—my agent left to go to a new agency, and she wanted all her girls to follow her. I said “ok, I will follow you, but only under one condition. I want to chop all of my hair off.” That’s a big deal because short hair changes your whole look. It can make you harder to book. She said “go for it.” And so I did. And it worked.
Once I cut my hair off, I found myself —not to sound cheesy—but I know a lot of people that they are who they are because of their long hair. It looks really sexy on them. For me it’s the opposite. I feel much more myself with short hair. I feel very sexy with short hair. I look at people with long hair and think: “Wow, that looks really lovely,” but it’s so not me. The cut took my career to the next level. My first job after the cut was a big one; a Revlon campaign with Cindy Crawford shot by Michael Thompson. Life doesn’t get any better than that. It’s was a model’s dream come true!
Short hair is great and low maintenance. I do color my hair. I’ve been coloring it for a long time. I had it bleached blonde for about 7 or 8 years, but not anymore. It’s just too hard on my hair. I color it about every 3 to 4 weeks at the most. I get it cut about every 3 weeks. That’s the only thing about short hair, once it grows out it becomes this weird length.
I have three products that I love: Kiehl’s Creme with Silk Groom is one of my favorite products. I’ve used it as long as I’ve had short hair—almost 18 years. Then there is a product that I recently started using called Carol’s Daughter Healthy Hair Butter. Anything that has grease it in works really well on my hair because I have very coarse hair. I also love Moroccan Oil. It’s magic too. It makes my hair shiny and amazing.
Here are some of our mailers featuring An through the years. She hasn’t changed a bit! Which is your favorite?