No one knows the life-changing power of hair color better than Sophie Turner. The 22-year-old actress and face of Wella Professionals is a natural blond, but in her biggest roles to date—as Sansa Stark on HBO’s Game of Thrones and as Jean Grey in next year’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix—she slays as a redhead. We had the opportunity to talk with the breakout star, who’s engaged to DNCE front man Joe Jonas, about how she uses hair color as a reflection of her emotional state and who her current girl crush is. (Spoiler alert: It’s Cardi B.)
Glamour: Will you try a new hair color once GOT and X-Men wrap?
Sophie Turner: I would definitely consider dyeing my hair brunette or something crazier like a bright pink. I’m not sure what mind-state I’ll be in once Game of Thrones ends, so I might want to stay just like Sansa and keep the red. We’ll see!
Glamour: You tend to go with classic waves when your hair is red. What’s your favorite way to style it when you’re blond?
ST: I like to leave it natural and let my hair do its own thing—I had it cut a little shorter recently, which felt edgier. All I do is put in an antifrizz balm, and I’m good to go.
Glamour: What’s your hair care routine?
ST: I use Wella Fusionplex shampoo and conditioner every other day. It protects hair from heat damage, which is amazing, because when you’re on set, it’s always being curled or straightened. And I put on Wellaplex No. 3 Hair Stabilizer mask while I tidy up my room and watch an episode of 90 Day Fiancé.
Glamour: Other must-haves?
ST: Tom Ford eyeshadow and Dior Diorshow Mascara. That’s my favorite mascara; I cannot go a day without it. And Charlotte Tilbury undereye cream. It wakes me up, gets rid of the puffiness, and deals with the bags.
Glamour: Has acting changed your approach to beauty?
ST: When I see myself onscreen with bad hair or bad skin, it affects me. The world can see it. It’s important for me to maintain a healthy lifestyle to keep my skin and hair looking their best.
Glamour: Who’s your current beauty inspiration?
ST: I love the way Zoë Kravitz changes it up so often. Like her hair: One minute it’s short, the next she has dreads, and then she’s blond. And Cardi B is killing it. Every look is so amazing and transformative.