Avril is a freelance model who's career begin when she became the NSW finalist at 15 years of age for the Girlfriend Magazine Model Search. From here Avril become represented by Chic Model Management, working for fashion brands and featuring in Australian publications including Lita Magazine. Below Avril shares how modelling built her confidence, how she maintains her healthy hair and how she gets her radiant glowing skin.
What does BEAUTIFUL.HAIR mean to you?
"I feel my best when my hair is thick and textured. When I can just walk out of the house without having to do too much to my hair. Having it look amazing makes me feel so confident."
Why did you want to become a model?
I was never a confident girl growing up so my mum put me in a few photo shoots and I found that my confidence kind of came out when I was in front of the camera. Time went on and I just really grew into myself, found my own sense of fashion and was really interested in the industry.
What has been your biggest ‘pinch me' moment in your career so far?
Probably when I was walking into RUSSH head quarters to do a look book. I remember seeing Gemma Ward's picture hung up on the wall. All I could think was.... 'that could be me one day'.
What do you love most about modelling?
I love working with creative people. Walking into a shoot and really coming together to create something beautiful it's a great feeling!
How would you describe your hair?
Wavy in texture and sometimes it can be a bit frizzy from humidity.
What hair products or tools do you use on a regular basis to keep your hair healthy?
I really like the Jeval Infusions Argan Oil & Hemp Seed Shampoo and Conditioner, they also have this leave in mousse treatment that smells like marshmallows I just put it in my hair after I wash my hair or for a bit of moisture before I go outside.
What is your signature hair and makeup look?
I just like to keep it simple when it comes to makeup and have my skin natural and glowing paired with my go to pink-nude lipstick. I like having my hair half up and half down with a top knot or I style my hair with a nice wave running through it and finish it off with a hair clip on the side.
What hair styling products do you use regularly on yourself ?
Iʼve been using the OUAI Wave Spray for about 2 years now it really smooths out any fly aways and gives my hair really great texture and waves. I use it pretty much everyday.
I use Jeval Infusions Argan Oil to repair and strengthen my hair and to provide softness and a nice shine throughout the day.
What are the makeup and skin care products you are loving at the moment?
I've been using Ole Henriksen Wonderfeel Double Cleanser it's oil based so it gets all the impurities out of my skin and leaves it feeling smooth and clean it's amazing! Also the Banana Bright Eye Creme does wonders it's another favourite from Ole Henriksen collection.
Kora Organics Noni Glow Face Oil is a key step in my skin care regime I can't go a day with out it! I always get compliments about how my skin glows and I have this product to thank for that.
Nude by Nature's Creamy Matte Lipstick in coral pink is my everyday lip it just suits my skin tone so well I wear it everyday and it doesnʼt dry out my lips.
What hair & makeup trends are you loving at the moment?
I'm loving chunky hair clips and that real 90's look with two snap clips symmetrical on each side. Big extravagant braids are another favourite of mine. I'm a big fan of neon colours at the moment. People aren't afraid to use bright bold colours now and itss so fun to see people being more expressive with their hair and makeup style.
Where do you shop online for a new outfit for a special event?
I've bought a lot of things from DePop recently. My style is a bit all over the place. I love vintage, street wear, sundresses etc. so I can usually find something different and unique and it will be at my doorstep within the week.
Who are your current fashion muses?
Emily Ratajkowski, Flex Mami, Elsa Hosk, Rhianna, My friend Malyka has some killer style I'm always trying to raid her wardrobe.
How would you style a Beau.Mane hair accessory in your hair for an event?
Two snap clips either on one side or I would stack 2 or 3 hair clips on one side.
These are the hair clip sets Avril has from the collection:
Beau.Mane Black Rhinestone Hair Clip
Beau.Mane Rectangle Pearl Snap Clip
Beau.Mane Triangle Pearl Snap Clip
Beau.Mane Large Boho Star Hair Clip
Beau.Mane Small Boho Star Hair Clip