Quick treatments mean this celebrity hairstylist can get back into nature ASAP.

By Kate Sandoval Box
November 08, 2019
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"I spent a lot of time outdoors while growing up in Northern California. Looking pretty wasn’t even in my wheelhouse,” says Ashley Streicher, a celebrity hairstylist in Los Angeles and a Shape Brain Trust member who styles the likes of Mandy Moore and Zooey Deschanel.

Eventually, though, Streicher became interested in what makes people look and feel their best. “I especially loved doing hair because it was artistic and creative,” she says.

Nature is still incredibly important to Streicher, inspiring her aesthetic and helping her feel confident and optimistic. “I make time to be outside regularly, and I especially love to hike,” she says. “Once I get in the mental zone, I will keep at it all day. It brings me so much clarity, balance, and joy.” (Not to mention, all the benefits of hiking.)

Besides the L.A. hills, which are practically at her doorstep, she has traveled as far as Mount Everest in Asia and Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa. (P.S. Her client Mandy Moore climbed Kilimanjaro, too.) Still, the redwood forest in Northern California is her happiest locale. “I love being in a place where hardly anyone else is there,” she says.

When Streicher can’t escape, she turns to quicker pick-me-ups. “If I’m feeling low, I make a comforting hot drink, like one with collagen matcha. And I love a pop of color on my lips. It transforms my look and my mood.” (Related: 27 Influencers Try Crazy Lipstick Colors)

If her hair needs a boost, she reaches for a treatment. “I am obsessed with the Garnier Fructis Treat 1 Minute Hair Masks (Buy It, $7, amazon.com). Leave the formula on for one minute, then rinse,” she says. “You’ll feel as if you have new hair.”

On days she isn’t styling, Streicher heads to her posture specialist, Walker Ozar.

“My job takes a toll on my body, so I do Pilates and get traction, acupuncture, and deep-tissue massages,” she says, adding that these workouts and treatments are not only keeping her fit and able to do her job for the long haul but also essential to her happiness. (Also: Things You Didn't Know About Pilates)

But, she adds, “a great haircut helps too.”

Shape Magazine, November 2019 issue
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