Ruth Bell photographed by Mario Sorrenti, styled by Melanie Ward; W Magazine March 2016.
Ruth Bell photographed by Mario Sorrenti, styled by Melanie Ward; W Magazine March 2016.

The British model Ruth Bell was doing perfectly fine when she had long hair. She had been working since 2013 – along with her twin sister May – and she booked consistently solid gigs. Then: the buzz cut. For the spring collections last September, Bell, 19, opted for a dramatic, almost apocalyptic buzz cut and the fashion houses came calling: Versace, Gucci, Etro, Burberry. Here, the model with some 30,000 Instagram followers (and growing) breaks down her beauty routine and reveals the scent she stole from the boys.

Describe your look in three words:
Very short hair.

Beauty from the inside:
I love nuts and legumes — peanuts, cashews, almonds. Also, natural cranberry juice.

Exercise regime:
I currently don't have one due to my crazy schedule! Walking to work is probably the most constant routine.

Snack of choice:
Cheerios. I can go through a family-sized box of Cheerios in two days. I think it's a skill.

Skincare splurge:
Nothing too complex; I cleanse and moisturize in the morning and before I go to bed. That's it!

Favorite hair professional:
Paul Hanlon. He's beyond.

In-tub must-read:
I don't really take baths, but I'm reading Ed Stafford's Walking the Amazon right now.

Spa-cation at:
To be honest I can't sit still for too long, so spas are not my thing!

Always in your suitcase:
Always two bottles of perfume, so I can switch things up — nighttime vs. daytime.

Fragrance of choice:
Bleu de Chanel, even though I’m a girl!

Best advice from mom:
My mom was the one who inspired me to start cleansing and moisturizing my face. To this day I still use the same cleanser she does, but I change up the moisturizer!

Best advice from the pros:
Paul Hanlon showed me what grade to cut my hair, so I've always used that as reference when I do it myself.

Beauty icons:
Robin Williams. His humor was beautiful.