Avery Tharp

Where are you from?

I’m from Santa Cruz, CA

Whats your most memorable modeling experience?

Getting flown to Iceland for a job was amazing.  The team rented a passing van and drove round the island shooting for three days.  It was amazing!

Do you have any bad modeling experiences?

Shooting spring/summer clothes outside in January at Rockaway beach in New York City.  I don’t think I have ever been so cold and miserable in my whole life.  There weren’t even snacks to eat or water to drink!

Do you have any hobbies?

I love to cook and bake.  I am currently trying to start my own small business selling baked goods.

Dogs or Cats?

Both!  I love all animals.  I have friends who have cats and friends who have dogs.  I really enjoy their different personalities.  I don’t have any of my own pets at the moment, but would love to have one of each.

What’s your desert island playlist?

Maybe some classic rock songs that never get old no matter how many times you hear them. 

Is there a single food you can’t live without?

It changes.  I always get strange food cravings and I will eat that food for weeks.  Then I will get tired of it and won’t eat it again for a while.  I also have a really bad sweet tooth!  I love chocolate…….honestly I just love food!  All different types of food.

What was the last thing you binge-watched?

Atypical on Showtime.

Do you have a favorite book?

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez.

What celebrity would you rate as a perfect 10?

Me of course!  No, just kidding.  Honestly there are so many beautiful people in the world.  We come in all different shapes, sizes and colors and I think we are all uniquely beautiful.  We shouldn’t rate ourselves or others on any scale.  We need to appreciate ourselves for who we are and stop trying to live up to someone else’s idea of beauty. 

Would you rather be able to teleport anywhere or be able to read minds?

Teleport!  I honestly don’t want to know what other people are thinking all the time.

Describe your dream hair.

I like MY hair!  I just want it to be a bit healthier, and stronger.

What is your favorite everyday go-to hairstyle?

I roll out of bed and brush it.

Biggest hair challenge?

Braiding my own hair.

What is the craziest thing you have ever done to your hair?

I dyed it red when I was 15.

Do you have any favorite hair tools, products or treatments?

I use a purple shampoo and conditioner to keep my blonde hair from looking too brassy.  And a leave in conditioner + heat protector from Enjoy.

What is your favorite hair trend? 

I kind of love this smokey gray blonde color that I’ve been seeing around a lot.

Any secret tips, styling tricks or home remedies you use on your hair? 

Not too many, just a good deep conditioning mask once a week.


photographed by Angela Marklew @ 7 Artist Managementmodel Avery Tharp @ Photogenics Media, makeup Harriet Hadfield,  hair Ashley Lynn Hall @ Art Department