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Flyaway Conversations New York City

We stopped women on the street in New York to learn how their hair makes a statement.

This advertising content was produced in collaboration between Vox Creative and John Frieda® Hair Care, without involvement from Vox Media editorial staff.

New York City

Melissa D.

“I'm pretty outgoing and I like to be with people — my hair just kind of works with that.”

Lauren A.

“My hair is squiggly, wild, and crazy. I think that it makes me approachable.”

Casey K.

“How would I describe my hair? There's a lot of it, which is just like my personality.”

Rachel F.

“My hair reflects my personality. It's a little bit summery and it's a little different.”

Madeleine J.

“I think my hair is a little performative. It can reveal my personality without me having to say anything.”

Ann P.

“I've never dyed my hair, I've never touched it. It's unruly and it's crazy. I'm a wild kind of personality and everyone says redheads have the most fun. It's totally true.”

Amanda W.

“For so long straight hair was the thing, so you kind of felt a sisterhood with whoever had hair like you. But I stopped straightening it in college when I really became comfortable with myself.”

Natasia M.

“When I was a little girl, I had curly hair and I didn’t appreciate my curls. Now I’ve embraced it — it makes me feel like my presence is just ‘Wow!’ every time I walk in a room.”

Erika J.

“I’ve always had long hair. I cut it to a bob when I was in the second grade, and I’ve only cut it a couple of times after that. My hair has sort of become a part of me. It feels weird to cut it.”

Chantal A.

“I change up my hair a lot — it’s always time for a new beginning. I’m not a person who likes to stick with the same things. I like to switch things up from time to time. Right now it’s this. Next, I’m going to go blonde.”

Kiara H.

“It took me a long time to get comfortable with my hair as thick as it is, but now I like it ‘cause I feel like it ties into my personality. Just like my hair I’m tough and stubborn, but if you put me under fire, I can do a whole lot.”

Stephanie P.

“I don’t think I have any one style. Living in the city, there's so many different fashions and looks and people walking around. It's a little bit of taking what I like, a little bit of everything.”

Lauren B.

“I recently got bangs. Everyone told me not to, but I decided to go for it because you only live once and hair always grows back.”

Holly D.

“I feel my hair is my main asset. It’s long and a unique color that doesn’t come in a dye box.”

Sydney M.

“Right now my hair is definitely a reflection of my personality. It's neutral, lots of tan tones — I'm just feeling warm.”

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