Helen Mirren - Helen Mirren cuts her own hair
'RED 2' actress Dame Helen Mirren has revealed she cuts her own hair because she ''can't handle'' regular trips to the hairdresser, even if she usually does it ''rather disastrously''.
Dame Helen Mirren has admitted she cuts her own hair.
The 'RED 2' actress insisted she ''can't handle'' an almost-monthly trip to the hairdresser, so she has taken to chopping her own locks - even in preparation for glitzy award shows.
She told Redbook magazine: ''Not always, but yes, [I cut my own hair]. I can't handle going to the hairdresser every six weeks, so I only go about once a year.
''In between, I get out the scissors and do something, usually rather disastrously. Sometimes I'll even chop my hair the morning of a big red carpet event.''
She also admitted she still finds the huge events to be a lot of ''fun'', particularly now she's at a stage where she can just ''enjoy'' them.
She added: ''Yes, it is fun - it's a silly, amazing moment to be caught up in, and then it's all over.
''What's nice is that I don't feel nervous about it anymore. I can just enjoy it.''
And despite not having a strict 'beauty regime', the veteran star still puts on makeup ''every day'' - although she ends up taking most of it off again.
She explained: ''I wear makeup every day. I love putting it on, and I get really into it: a little bit of this here, a little bit of that there... But then I stand back and look in the mirror and it's awful!
''So I take it all off because I've gotten too anal about it. It's absolutely true that as you get older, you have to wear less and less makeup.''