Winona Forever


First things first, read the story here. After that, read below where hairstylist Holly Mills (who just did a hair story you may have seen on this very ITG domain) details how to get Winona's cover look. Hint: Simplicity is key.

Pier 59 Studios
New York, New York
July 29, 2016

Dear ITG,

Today we shot Winona Ryder's New York magazine cover. I've always been a big fan of hers so I was excited already, but I had no idea how much the shoot would move me. She is an amazing actress of course, but on top of that, she's equally engaging as a person. Working with her between shots, we talked about Leonard Cohen (whom she loves). She suggested I check out the documentary I'm Your Man—obviously it's on my list now.

For the shoot, the only direction was that it was to be shot in black and white—and she was supposed to look like "Winona." So I kept it simple. I used Tigi Queen For A Day to blow out her hair and give it some texture. After that, I finished with a little Aveda Pure Abundance Hair Potion for fullness. For the wet look, we just used tap water. I didn't want her to leave with hair covered in gel or oil—again, clean and simple were the goals.

x Holly

Winona Ryder photographed by Norman Jean Roy for New York magazine. Makeup by Gianpaolo Ceciliato (Jed Root) for Marc Jacobs Beauty.