Chloe Nørgaard, Model

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"I grew up on Long Island, but I was born in California. Because of my name, a lot of people think I’m Scandinavian. I’m actually half Scandinavian—my dad is Danish.

I’ve been dyeing my hair like this for almost a year and a half. I used to dye it all different colors in high school, but I went blonde when I started modeling. Then, all of a sudden, I got really sick of the industry and everything. I was like, ‘OK, I’m going to be myself,’ and I dyed my hair blue. At first people were freaked out, but now they’re open to it, and I have fun with it. I change it a lot.

Right now it’s sort of like 'fire,' which I did myself three weeks ago—I always dye my hair myself. The yellow is Manic Panic Electric Banana. The orange is some weird brand, and the red is Beyond the Zone. I just get gloves and get really messy. It’s like painting. I’ve fucked up so many towels and bathrooms. When I go to the beauty-supply store to shop for dye, I decide based on the colors available, not the brand. But I do like Manic Panic—some of their colors, like this yellow, glow in black lights. So when you’re out at night, your head is literally glowing, which is amazing.

My hair is naturally dark, so I bleach it before I dye it whatever color I want it to be, leaving the bleach in for a good while. Depending on the color I'm going for, I'll sometimes bleach it twice. For example, if I am going to cover it with orange and red, it doesn’t matter if I only bleach it once and have a brassy base. But, say I’m dying it blue or purple, I have to make my hair whiter first.

I don't really have any secrets to keeping it healthy—I always condition my hair with thick, leave-in conditioners, but I don’t have a particular brand I like. Sometimes I sleep with them in overnight. And I only wash it, at most, three times a week, because if you wash it everyday, your hair’s going to be screwed."

—as told to ITG

Chloe Nørgaard photographed by Emily Weiss backstage at Rodarte Fall 2013 in New York on February 13, 2013.

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  • http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/ Nomadic D.

    You would think chartreuse would be a color that would look hideous on everyone, but damned if she doesn't manage to make it look amazing. My favorite is the orange-to-red bit at the tips, fire indeed! Love that she is brave enough to do this in the face of the industry, and hooray to the designers and labels that want to work with her because of her quirkiness!

    http://www.nomadicd.com

  • Deb Johnson

    Love her low-fly approach. Plus her hair looks awesome.

  • ritournelle

    She reminds me of Clementine in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
    http://ritournelleblog.com

  • http://www.fashionsnag.com/ Fashion Snag

    I love her hair!

    http://www.FashionSnag.com

  • Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie

    Great interview! <3

  • SV

    I love Chloe Norgaard! She reminds me of a free spirited fairy
    I wonder how damaged her her is though with all the bleach and dyes...

  • http://enzaessentials.wordpress.com/ Kristina

    Chloe is so gorgeous. I wish I could bleach the life out of my hair and still have it look as amazing as hers. There has to be a secret she's not telling us ;)

    xx http://enzaessentials.wordpress.com

  • Jen Brett

    love the hair! want the tank top

  • lm

    it's funny though. Talking about screwing up your hair; Bleach bleach bleach VS washing your hair.

    • Доня

      Both of these actions are for saving color, no VS

      • lm

        aha, I should be more alert

  • J.

    I believe in being yourself. If yourself has multicolored hair then more power to you. I wish more young people express themselves through hair and makeup rather than multiple piercings and tattoos which some get on a whim and then have to live with it. Not that well thought out and strategically placed tatoos can't be an expression of yourself or something. But, hair and makeup can evolve and change with you as you grow older and reflect current expression of yourself, but tattoos and piercings are static and immovable. Maybe it is just me.

  • Alissa from ChicPeek

    How inspiring to dye our hair and say whatever about it! Love it. I'm thinking of dying mine red and I'll do it!
    xoxo
    http://www.chicpeek.com

  • gigi

    her hair is so very interesting such a good read too loved getting to know more about her! xx, gigi, www,gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

  • http://www.vibrantbeautyblog.com/ Jennifer Monforton

    Stunning girl, killer hair. Great feature! xo
    -Jen
    http://www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

  • Shaz.A

    Did you guys see her new Benetton ad? I love her hair, its so fun and fresh!
    http://www.benetton.com/campaign/images/chloe-norgaard/

  • Hayfa

    Ok, I think I'm kind of in love with her hair now *-*

    Hayfa

    http://chic-and-cliche.blogspot.com/

  • Mariana

    And people love to talk about Cara Delevingne being so quirky this, outrageous that.... THERE you go. Without a hint of trying too hard. Unlike boring Cara.

  • alessia

    Hi everybody! could anyone tell me which brand is that amazing tshirt?
    I really need it!!!
    thank you

    • SaraLFantham

      I think it's from the brand Lazy Oaf.

  • Amanda C

    Ahhh I love Chloe! Thank you for doing a story on her. She is such an inspiration to me <3

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