Hair Model Kateryna Demers

Kateryna Demers is New Hampshire's resounding retort to Rapunzel

Kateryna Demers is a hair model from Luhansk, a Ukrainian city of 700,000, who has settled within our slightly more populous state. She once modeled fashion but the demand for her extraordinary tresses now allows her to specialize. Consider her New Hampshire’s resounding retort to Rapunzel. Martin Luther wrote, “Hair is the richest ornament of a woman,” which would make Demers seem like a wealthy woman, but she works hard on the road and keeps an active presence on Instagram to get gigs. So, lather, rinse, repeat — and try not to imagine what a bad hair day is like in her home.

  • While modeling in general is a difficult field, being a certain-body-parts model is harder still, because that one feature you are modeling needs to be very exceptional.
  • My hair length is 4.5 feet and I have been growing it for about 10 years. It sort of just grows on its own with very little encouragement from me.
  • I am happy with it being knee-length right now, but in the future I may let it grow until it reaches the floor.
  • A benefit would be no more sweeping around the house.
  • I shampoo twice a week — there are only 24 hours in a day and I need to have a life as well, but I use a leave-in conditioner each day.
  • It takes about two hours to clean and dry my hair. After washing, I tend not to use a hair dryer but simply wrap my hair up in a towel.
  • As brushes go, I like the Tangle Teezer and Wet Brush. I have never worked for them, so I am being unbiased.
  • I use a balm made from dead mice, cinnamon and tears of a Gypsy. What so many Ukrainian women get wrong is they forget the importance of getting the tears during a full moon, or it won’t work.
  • Seriously, aside from the usual products, I also routinely use coconut mask, keratin spray, and I always use the scalp conditioner when I go from one climate to another.
  • On Instagram, you can imagine the wide variety of modeling offers of dubious artistic merit that come my way.
  • I had a request to cut my hair from a German businessman — he started out asking me to cut it off for $25,000. After I refused, he eventually raised his offer to $500,000 if I would let him shave my head entirely.
  • That was tempting, but in the end I decided I couldn’t go through with it. My hair and I have become a symbiotic organism. Who knows how it would grow back.
  • I am booked primarily by word of mouth — and having a social media presence. I believe in fate, and some of my most interesting opportunities have been by chance.

Demers’ luxurious locks are an international sensation and pair beautifully with beach shots like the one to the left, but she also poses for local concerns like this modeling shot at Manchester’s Boards and Brews. You can join about 100,000 other fans of fabulous follicles and follow her @kateno4eklala.

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