Gina Gilbert

Gina Gilbert.

Before going backstage at New York Fashion Week, I popped into the Serge Normant for John Frieda Salon for a quick blonde touch up with colorist Gina Gilbert. And a catch up, of course. Here, the celeb-beloved pro reveals her first beauty memory, the model who changed her life, and more.

First beauty memory:
Standing in line in a grocery store when I was 14 and seeing Cindy Crawford on the cover of Vogue, and from then on, I became obsessed.

Worst beauty mistake:
Self tanner. Do I really need to elaborate?

What's currently in your purse:
Laura Mercier Concealer, Stila lip gloss in Beso 10 and Gucci Lipstick in 190. It's this great semi-sheer plum shade.

Current obsession:
Organic Avenue Dragon Breath shot. I take one every morning. It totally energizes me.

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Favorite off-label beauty item:
Avocados. When you eat avocados, it shows in your hair and your skin. They're so good for you!

Beauty pet peeve:
Hot roots. It's how colorists describe brassy, orange color.