Julie Fagerholt, Head of Design, H2OFagerholt

“I grew up about half an hour outside of Copenhagen. When I was a boy or girl I really needed to come to be a midwife. [Laughs] But university failed to come in a natural way to me, so that aspiration was too tricky. All-around the exact same time, I became quite interested in sewing my own clothes. I acquired my own sewing equipment when I was 10, and just figured it out myself. Sooner or later I started out having sewing lessons, and suddenly I cherished to spend time at university. Regular classes ended up genuinely just not for me.

I began my possess brand [called Heartmade] 22 a long time ago. The strategy was to do every little thing pretty superior-quality. It was a challenge in the beginning, because that designed everything so high priced. In the end I managed to do it. When I sold the company, I saved functioning with them for yet another six several years, and then… At a specific level we didn’t have the same dreams anymore. I made a decision to go away 3 several years ago. I even now consider it’s component of my id in numerous means. A really aged Danish sportswear firm contacted me recently, and requested me to get started a new brand name for them, and give them a new identity. I believe people today recognize me in this new model, H2OFagerholt. The high quality of the products, the hues I use, the way I use them, the specifics… I consider that’s exactly where you can see my personality.

Eventually I began getting sewing courses, and out of the blue I beloved to expend time at college.

Correct now we are all sporting a lot of sweatsuits listed here in Copehnagen, so I believe that jewellery states a good deal. A necklace or rings style issues up a very little bit so I don’t glimpse as well homey. If I’m keeping in, I really may alter outfits through the working day. What I want to put on depends so much on my temper. It is the similar with my perfume. I can put on one fragrance in the early morning, and then transform to anything else in the evening. In the morning I love the Glossier one. It is more fresh new. And then I like Anima Mundi from Sigil, which is a compact model, for nighttime. It’s sort of spicy, and also a minimal flowery. I simply cannot tell accurately what it is, which is likely why I like it.

The 1st factor I do in the morning is clean my facial area with Milky Jelly Cleanser. I truly like this cleanser. I set it on right before I shower, leave it on in the shower for about 5 minutes, and then I acquire it off with water. I believe it helps with blood circulation, and my skin seems to be incredibly fantastic. Also, I never know if this is right, but if I have small spots, I set some on in the evening and then slumber with it on. My spots are often gone the next day. It just balances my skin in some way—it’s very very good for me.

We employed to not be capable to get Glossier in Denmark, and so every time my close friends went to New York they purchased some stuff for me. Three decades ago I went to the retailer in New York for myself. It was my initially time touring to New York in 10 years—I experienced been so occupied with work, and the imagined of sitting on an airplane for that lengthy and owning jet lag… I couldn’t do it. But right after I remaining my organization I got so a great deal strength back. So that was the first factor I did: I got on an airplane, and I went to New York. It was this sort of a wonderful excursion. The electricity more than there, and the way men and women discuss to just about every other on the avenue… I’m not utilized to that. People say issues like, ‘Oh hello, how are you these days?’ Or, ‘What a nice outfit!’ In Denmark, we really do not discuss to each other on the road. We’re much more shut off. New York’s power is so superior. After I clean my confront, I use the two Vintner’s Daughter merchandise. The Essence is their new item, and it is genuinely far more like a serum, and then I use the oil on leading. I like them the two for the reason that they are extremely all-natural.

The makeup appear in Copenhagen is incredibly natural. It’s more typical to search a little little bit too organic. [Laughs] I like to sometimes get my hair blown out, and I get my nails finished, and individuals below in Copenhagen are like, ‘Oh my God! Wow! Why did you do that?’ Most people is bicycling around in the town, and you want to wear a helmet, and it is raining a great deal, so you have to be a little practical. But I also think it’s just a Danish mentality—we have to search like we didn’t do just about anything. Make-up is ordinary for me, and I like to do a little little bit added.

I use my fingers to apply Glossier Stretch Concealer in G6 under my eyes, because I have a difficulty with dim circles. That is pretty fantastic. Then I like to just take a single pump of Futuredew and press it onto the large points of my facial area for a highlight. I also have the Haloscope in Quartz—I like that one particular also. Often I set it under the Futuredew, and at times I set it on best of every thing when I’m concluded. Ahead of coronavirus I experienced eyelash extensions, and now I have not been donning them for a year. I definitely do not pass up them! I experienced in no way tried out Lash Slick because I didn’t don mascara—I generally experienced the lashes on. But now that I have tried using it, I really don’t consider I will go again to the eyelashes. It actually tends to make my all-natural lashes glimpse fantastic. And then last but not least, I use the Glossier balm. I know it is not a lip gloss, but nevertheless it has this kind of a great glow. The rose a single is my most loved, and I truly use a tiny bit on my nails sometimes, much too.

I think it’s just a Danish mentality—we have to glimpse like we did not do just about anything.

I have a superior pal named Esha Khamo who cuts and shades my hair. Now he will come to my household, but ordinarily I go to his salon. I stay in a place of blonde girls, but I never ever felt the temptation to go blonde—my hair is genuinely turning grey, and I like it to be a center brown. Not as well darkish and not as well light-weight. He also does a procedure on my hair identified as a Brazilian, which will take all the frizziness out of it. I in fact dress in my hair again most of the time mainly because, when I’m performing, that’s just the easiest for me. Everyone is normally in shock when I put on my hair down. For the reason that of the pandemic, my hair is genuinely extensive ideal now.

I wash my hair as soon as a 7 days, and my shampoo and conditioner are from an American brand I appreciate identified as Ouai. It’s amazing. I appreciate that they make solutions for the form of hair I have—curly and frizzy—because most of the hair solutions in Denmark are not for me. These have a large amount of oils in them, which I want. My hair is incredibly dry most of the time, and I like it to come to feel soft. The initially item I have at any time identified that gives me a delicate, silky look is this a person, the Hair Serum #DM027 from David Mallett. And then to slick it again, I normally use this Balmain Curl Product and a minor bit of water. It is pretty effortless and speedy.

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NAILS + System
I get my nails carried out each other week. It’s a definitely massive thing for me due to the fact I use my arms all the time in conferences when I’m detailing my types, and I glimpse at them a whole lot when I’m building. For me, it usually feels like a aid when I seem down at my nails and they’re nice. A female named Isabella does my nails, and ahead of I go to her place, I generally send her tons of concepts for what I want to do. It is type of like a moodboard—I discover images of types on Instagram and save some that I like. The night time ahead of my appointment I go back again and look at them, and it’s possible I’ll alter the hues, or adjust the style and design in some way. Often we attempt to file my nails into various shapes, but I constantly stop up heading back again to square. And we usually use Shellac—these are my organic nails.

A ton of cuticle oil and hand product is vital, specifically for the reason that we’re applying hand sanitizer all the time. My favored hand sanitizer is the Dr. Bronner’s Lavender a person, by the way. CND, which is the exact brand that helps make Shellac, has a cuticle oil pen I like to use. I also seriously like the Glossier hand cream. I in no way employed to use hand product. I truthfully hated them all. But this a person definitely surprised me. It’s not sticky, and I can just place it on and continue on no matter what I’m undertaking. It can make my fingers come to feel so silky. And I appreciate the fragrance which is in it—it’s a small little bit identical to the You fragrance. I bring that with me everywhere you go.

For me, it often feels like a relief when I search down at my nails and they’re pleasant.

The entire body lotion I’m utilizing is Laura Mercier’s Amber Vanillè System Butter. And then I also at times use the Ellis Marvelous Massage and Physique Oil. I assume that manufacturer is American. If I’m taking a bathtub in the night, I place it on my neck and shoulders, and give myself a massage with a gua sha. Jointly those two are incredibly great and quite comforting. Another American point I found just lately is this Corpus Deodorant. Ahead of I was utilizing a deodorant from Vichy, a French manufacturer, from the drugstore. I was really nervous to shift to the Corpus 1 simply because it is all-natural, and I considered maybe it wouldn’t do the job. But I appreciated the concept of making use of a thing normal, and it essentially did work. The Corpus scent I like is 3rd Rose.

I get all of these great solutions at a store termed I Appreciate Splendor. The founder has been in the magnificence industry for a very long time—she utilized to be a journal editor. She’s incredibly fantastic at getting new stuff that you would not see at a massive department retailer. For illustration, I observed palo santo at that keep and uncovered that I appreciate to melt away it in my lavatory in the early morning. Soon after I commenced that program, I acquired this other products termed Bodha Smokeless Incense to check out. It does make smoke, but in a incredibly fresh way which is not at all like standard incense. I burn up that 2 times a working day, in the morning and in the night, and I experience like it clears the air in some way. In any case, I go all-around the corner to that retailer every time I want a thing new and thrilling. It’s the smallest store you can picture, and it is really in the middle of a large garden. When all of this is in excess of, you have to occur.”

—as advised to ITG

Julie Fagerholt photographed by Polina Vinogradova in Copenhagen on January 30, 2021.

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