APHRODIZZIAK REAL FANS 

YES Emma 

WHO 

Novelist, memoirist, screenwriter, occasional director. My memoir “Busy Being Free- A lifelong Romantic Is Seduced By Solitude” is out now. 

FAVOURITE THING ABOUT WHAT YOU DO – 

I get to use my writing to make sense of the things that scare me

AN UPLIFTING SONG

I’ll Be by Foxy Brown

A CHILL OUT SONG 

To Live Is To Fly by Townes Van Zandt

FAVOURITE PODCAST 

Keep It!

ONE FILM

Paper Moon

ONE BOOK 

Slow days, Fast Nights by Eve Babitz

A SWEAR-BY BEAUTY TIP 

Jasmina Vico facials and an eyelash permA SWEAR-BY HAIR TIP Embrace your curls because curly haired people often have curly thoughts that help frame the world a different wayA SMALL JOY Music through quality headphones to walk you from A to B

HAIR WASH ROUTINE 

Dizziak all the way and using a T-shirt as a turban to dry your curls, for as long as it takes them to dry (I don’t mind walking to school in my T-shirt turban)

WHY DIZZIAK 

Because it works hard and smells great, which is all you can ask for in a product or person

GREAT HAIR MEMORY

A boyfriend who used to hold tendrils of my hair to fall asleep

NIGHTMARE HAIR STORY

Asking the hairdresser for a Clara Bow bob age 10, but my Mum persuading me it must also have lots of layers. It was the first time my hair ever looked thin and sad. I finally stopped crying by the time I got home, then my sister saw me and shrieked “YOU LOOK FUNNY!” We all have curly hair, all of us should have known better!

ICON

Neneh Cherry was everything to me at a pivotal age. Holding her baby whilst she rocked the mic – that your power can continue to exist and maybe even grow with “domesticity”. That a woman can define her own version of domestic

IF YOU COULD GO ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW

The Caves hotel in Negril Jamaica, the one place I love to swim in the ocean. And there’s nowhere my hair looks betterONE THING YOU WOULD LOVE TO DO I’d like to adapt The Breakfast Club as a stage musical

BEST PIECE OF ADVICE

Hair grows. 

Which is to say mistakes aren’t permanent, in hair or life

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