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Dec 30, 2020
From stealing the stage as Sharpay in High School Musical, to stealing our screen time on social media, it’s needless to say that Ashley Tisdale has been influencing beauty trends and keeping spirits high for well over a decade.
The actress-turned-entrepreneur boasts a causal 12.7 million Instagram followers (and another 5.2 million on TikTok) where women find community in talking freely about mental health, anxiety, beauty tips and nontoxic living. Speaking of community, she’s got her eyes set on a new venture, Frenshe: a new platform that transpired out of her recent health journey. “I always talk about mental health as I suffer from anxiety and depression. I recently met with a lot of different types of doctors where I gained a lot of knowledge that’s really led me to try to transition into a non toxic life… it’s all about balance. And with that, Frenshe was born,” Ashley tells us.
As you loyal Mane Addicts know we’re very selective with who we choose to feature as Mane Muse – and Ashley is the first person to be featured not once, but twice! You can read our first Mane Muse feature from 2015 with her here.
Much has happened in the last five years–but one things remained the same: Ashley’s forthright humor and unwavering confidence lights up any room. Or in this case, her backyard which set the stage for our latest shoot. The Lumineers songs wafted through the backyard as her two adorable pups made their presence known on the patio (if you’re not following Ziggy and Sushi yet, you must!).
Meanwhile, hairstylist Bridget Brager styled up three effortlessly cool looks that perfectly suit Ashley’s soon to be mogul status. Ahead, learn more about Ashley’s new site Frenshe touted as “the Goop for the everyday girl,” her new penchant for CBD bath bombs, and a deep dive into how to create each look.
“Fun, effortless and makes me look feminine” are the words Ashley used to describe these breezy locks. Soft, tousled waves punctuated by a studded Jennifer Behr headband make for the perfect off duty look. “I would wear this to the local farmers market.”
Using a T3 SinglePass 1″ curling iron, Bridget created a loose wavy texture by holding the barrel vertical and quickly winding hair around it in 1″ sections, leaving the ends out. Once hair cooled, work Unite texture foam from roots to ends and finish look with Herbal Essences Argan and Aloe Oil Mist to smooth flyaways, enhance shine and add texture. Break up waves with Kristen Ess’s wide tooth comb and massage roots to add volume and further break up the waves.
Mane Addicts: What are some topics + products you plan to cover on Frenshe?
MA: Growing up in the spotlight, how did you deal with anxiety and depression?
MA: How do you continue to practice self love even when you’re being hard on yourself?
MA: What is your advice for practicing body positivity?
“Whimsical,” Ashley says as playing with the look’s soft, face-framing layers. “I like that fact that it softens my face and it’s no fuss.” Is there a better style for a woman currently juggling 3+ careers? Even deep in quarantine, an ethereally effortless low bun can take a look from drab to fab. Whether you’re leading a team meeting or scheduling some OOO time for a socially distanced dinner with friends, this romantic style is sure to get you through.
To create this look, it’s best to start with texture. Bridget used the first look as a base, and then added IGK Beach Club Texture Spray to the root around the crown for lift. Create a low pony (leaving out some face-framers), split into two sections and wrap the first section around the band, pinning it in place. Wrap the second section the opposite direction, letting pieces fall out naturally, and secure with a pin in place. Finish with a light spritz of Color Wow hairspray.
MA: What are some of your go-to wellness tips when you’re feeling stressed out?
MA: Walk us through your shower routine.
MA: What is your favorite hair mask?
MA: What has been your favorite quarantine past time or hobby?
Fun, effortless and makes me look feminine
She may look like she took a quick dip in the pool – but don’t be fooled! This intentionally slick, kicked out look is fit for a summer lounge sesh pool side. The only catch? Ashley has naturally curly hair. “We wanted a wet look but I didn’t want to activate her curls, water does that,” Bridget tells us. The trick: use organic coconut oil, make horizontal sections and layer the oil in with hands while combing thoroughly. The result – this gorgeous slick style with a little kick.