Gamze Biran is a stylish millennial with one of the most influential and impeccably curated social media accounts in Turkey. Her blog, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube accounts are mostly in Turkish, but her looks are decidedly cosmopolitan. When she isn't using the streets of Istanbul as a backdrop to her “Look of the day” updates and trend roundups, she just as easily blends in with the fashionable crowds in Paris, Rome, Amsterdam or Berlin.
Gamze Biran on her favorite looks, products and role models
Which hairstyle is 100% you?
Beach waves, effortless and natural…
Which current hair trend do you like the most?
I like the colorful hair trend: pink, blue or gray – I’d like to try all of them.
Who is a real (hair) role model for you and why?
I love Alexa Chung and Olivia Palermo, for their effortlessly natural looking hair.
If you could be someone else for a day, whose life would you want to live?
Coco Chanel or Audrey Hepburn. They were so ahead of their time and real fashion icons.
What hairstyle will you wear when you’re 70?
I think a half up bouffant will be perfect for me!
Name three hair and beauty products you always carry in your travel bag.
Dry shampoo, repair oil and conditioner.
Straightener or curling iron?
Sneakers or high-heels?
From hair fails to hair secrets: Gamze Biran's highs and lows
Would you go for an extreme hairstyle like the buzzcut?
I did that almost 15 years ago. I was playing basketball, training twice a day, so I went to the hairdresser and said I wanted a buzzcut – just so I wouldn't have to dry my hair! I don’t think I will try that again.
What was your biggest hair faux pas and how did you fix it?
I tried to go blonde during my college days, which may have been the worst decision I ever made about my hair! After few days, I went back to my natural color.
How do you like to wear your hair in daily life?
I'm used to having it quite natural, wavy. After the shower, I use products and blow-dry, but sometimes I use a straightener or curling iron.
What’s your insider tip for a stylish hairstyle?
Three words: Tight. Low. Bun! Always glamorous and chic.
What’s your ultimate hair secret?
I usually use repair oil during the night. In the morning, after a shower, my hair is shiny and smooth.
Gamze Biran's travel inspo
Where do you find inspiration?
I can find inspiration in everything. I love fashion editorials, so I buy magazines wherever I go. They are great inspiration for me.
What's your ultimate confidence booster?
The more I experience, the more confident I feel about myself. I am able to adjust to new surroundings very easily, meet new people and learn new things from them. I can adapt while staying completely myself. I think the trick is never judging people by their appearance and trying to learn as much as you can. When I feel down, I try to experience new things. It can be a new destination, bizarre food, completely new hobby or a group of total strangers. I like to experience new things and take risks.
What do you like most about your job?
Meeting new people, every single day.
What makes you really happy?
Exploring something new.