LaRue is in the beauty seat and everyone in the room is chatting about the optimistic declaration on her shirt-"Good Times Ahead."
PHOTOS BY: NICOLE BARTON PHOTOGRAPHY
As we head into the first full year of the pandemic, we are all looking towards the light at the end of the tunnel and LaRue is no exception. As part of the Los Angeles film industry, like so many others, she's been coping with major restrictions and new ways of working. But she's no stranger to overcoming adversity.
"I have always been self reliant, I own my own company in Santa Monica. We finish shows for Netflix and Amazon, etc. I have fought and conquered infertility and Hashimotos. I have 2 children and want to show them we shouldn't be ashamed of who we really are. My confidence has grown with age and my silvers."
LaRue started going gray at the age of twenty-four but recently hit the milestone of being dye-free for one year after dying for twenty-one years! She says, "I dyed my hair, but then it was dull, so I added highlights to get dimension, then it started getting frizzy, so I had to flat iron it, which broke my hair off making it look worse, so I changed the color and it still looked bad, but that’s ok because you can just change your makeup and make your face brighter, so I changed my makeup and it still didn’t look right, so I bought new clothes in different colors because I still didn’t feel good about the way I looked. Something wasn’t quite right… but that’s ok because a facial and a new sweater will change that, or perhaps a filter? A diet? A new location? A new life? A new me? Ah…. no…..I let my hair grow, and there it was, shinier hair, dimension in all different colors and streaks, a better complexion, brighter eyes. All I needed was me, the real me and not what was being SOLD to me."
As we get into shooting, LaRue is confident and bright-Full of positive energy with a happy spirit.
She says that her favorite thing about her silver hair is the unique color and the dimension to her color. Her favorite feature? Her laugh. To other women thinking about letting their silvers grow in she says, "Just go for it! You won’t regret it."
To hear more from incredible silver women, read the magazine here.
MAKEUP IN THIS ARTICLE BY: STEPH'S HAUS OF BEAUTY
HAIR IN THIS ARTICLE BY: AUTUMN SKIBINKSI