By Russell Patrick Latham
Soap Opera Digest, December 26, 2006
Days Of Our Lives’s Mary Beth Evans (Kayla) isn’t shy about admitting that hair’s a priority. “My day is always a little off if I don’t take the five minutes to style my hair in the morning,” she says. She’s our kind of girl.
Soap Opera Digest: How do you get your Look?
Mary Beth Evans: It’s all about product and blow drying and spraying and a little more product. It’s kind of calculated messy. I do think the way it looks best is if I get all the product together on it, and go driving around in a convertible with the top down.
Digest: Who styles your hair?
Evans: I found a guy who gives great cuts! I have dreams about somebody else cutting it, and I’m like, “Nooooo!” He cuts it dry. He’s kind of like a sculptor, like and Edward Scissorhands type of guy. Byron Williams at Byron Studio [www.byronstudio.net] on Robertson Boulevard in Los Angeles. He’s amazing. I don’t know anyone else who cuts hair like Byron.
Digest: Any big hair mistakes?
Evans: When I was in my late teens, I had to get a perm….I’m kind of impulsive; I had to get it that day. They fried my hair to the scalp! Very quickly it broke off to about an inch long. It looks like a Brillo pad.
Digest: Does the opposite sex respond better to the long hair or the short?
Evans: I have never felt a difference. You know what? I think so much of it is your “glow,” not your hair length. When my hair was long, I would always wear it up in a French twist or something. I always felt dragged down by my longer hair.
Digest: Any chemical enhancements?
Evans: I highlight it, and I get a great cut, that’s all. Oh, I take a little extra time to use nicer shampoos now! I used to be queen of the junk shampoos. My girlfriend said, “You spend so much money on your cut and color, why do you use junky shampoo?” Now I use Kerastase shampoo and conditioner. It puts the shine back, even though I fry it with the blow-dryer. I think that the less you have to do, the better…..It’s a fine balance, this beauty thing.