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Rituals with... Janice
By Crown Affair
We've long admired Janice Thi Tran for her kind heart, impeccable eye, and long, stunning strands. So when she invited us on a virtual trip trough the countryside, of course we said yes. Below, live vicariously through Janice as she hangs with horses, shares her hair journey, and walks us through the rituals that help her feel safe and whole.
Photographs by Amanda Taylor Evans
- Where do you live and what do you do?
I live in New York City and work at a skincare company and create content on the side.
- How would you describe your hair?
Fine, silky and straight.
- What is your current haircare routine?
"I think taking care of yourself and mental health is extremely important, especially during these times where we are all over consuming information and content."
- How does your hair make you feel?
My hair makes me feel pretty.
- Have you always felt this way about your hair or has it changed over time?
It has changed over time. Growing up, my dad would do my hair. I always had it long because my dad hated short hair. He associated having long, natural hair with being able to find a husband because women in Vietnam had it that way. I used to resent him for never letting me dye or cut my hair like all of my friends. The one time I did cut my hair and got a bob, I was really, really sad. Never again! Sometimes dad knows best.
- What daily rituals (outside of haircare) do you lean into the most?
Skincare, exercising, journalling. meditation, FaceTiming my boyfriend (we are long distance and the Canadian border is currently closed), making a matcha latte. The simplest rituals give me a sense of renewal and balance.
- How have your rituals changed since stay-at-home began?
I’ve been learning to set boundaries to separate my home and work life. I think taking care of yourself and mental health is extremely important, especially during these times where we are all over consuming information and content.