Anya Taylor-Joy accidentally ‘fried’ hair with bleach, she now wears wigs to protect her tresses on set

accreditation
0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Anya Taylor-Joy attends the red carpet of the movie "Last Night In Soho" during the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 04, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
Anya Taylor-Joy attends the red carpet of the movie "Last Night In Soho" during the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 04, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

The Emma actress has experimented with all sorts of hair colours since launching her Hollywood career in 2015, from a honey blonde hue to a chestnut brown shade. In an interview in the October 2021 Issue of InStyle Magazine, Anya recalled how she did some serious damage to her signature locks by dyeing them too often.

"I did this one project where they bleached my hair from root to tip every Sunday for three and a half months. Then I dyed it brunette, and the stylist said, 'Oh, that's so cute. You have an undercut.' She lifted up my hair, and the whole bottom was completely fried off," says the Golden Globe-winning, Emmy-nominated actress.

"I was like, 'Ah, OK, bleach is bad, good to know.' I grew up as such a tomboy that I had no concept of hair dye, of how to take care of my skin or anything. Now I know some things."

READ MORE | For The Queen's Gambit star, Dior dedicated 200 hours of tailoring for her Critics Choice gown

Anya now opts for wigs to protect her strands - like the vibrant red one she wore to play Beth Harmon in The Queen's Gambit - when on set. But she admitted even putting her wigs away when production wraps on a gig can be an emotional experience.

"I think I got saved with Beth because of the amount of time that I had with her. Still, I was in such deep grief that when I took off the wig for the last time, I just held it and sobbed. It's a very bizarre thing, but you do love [the characters]. Even if they're terrible people, you love them."

READ MORE | 8 platinum blonde braiding styles to inspire your Hot Girl Summer

Anya won her Critics Choice Award for ''Best Actress in a Limited Series'' for her role as chess prodigy Beth in the hit Netflix show The Queen's Gambit

She attended the virtual ceremony in a gown by French fashion house Dior, matched with gloves, purple earrings and a gold ring from Bvlgari.

The dress, which featured an intricate draped bodice, macramé detailing and layers of tulle, took 200 hours to complete.

As reported by Elle, the actress recently "attended the premiere for her upcoming film Last Night in Soho channelling vintage Barbie in a Dior Haute Couture pink satin silk dress with a matching embroidered beret and shoes from the fashion house."

She topped the look off with Tiffany & Co. jewellery.

Have you accidently damaged your hair? Tell us here.

Sources: InStyle; Elle

Follow us on social media here: FacebookTwitterInstagram

Sign up to W24’s newsletters so you don't miss out on any of our stories and giveaways.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For 14 free days, you can have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed. 
Subscribe to News24
Voting Booth
Do you think it's important to get married in this day and age?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes, it's important in order to create a family unit and for companionship
22% - 523 votes
Not at all. Being single is far more liberating
9% - 223 votes
There is no general answer to this, it's each to their own
48% - 1142 votes
Yes, society still frowns on unmarried people, especially women
1% - 34 votes
It depends on whether you are able to find a compatible partner
18% - 433 votes
Vote