Lottie Tomlinson is already a hair and makeup pro…and she’s just 17.

Lottie Tomlinson has been around the world, held a demanding 24/7 job, and spent more time clutching a blow dryer than the entire cast of The Hills. The catch: She’s only 17 years old.

“If you know what you’re meant to do,” she says, “just find a way to do it. Don’t be ‘too good’ for a job, or get nervous that the schedule’s really intense. If it’s experience and you need experience… take the job.

That’s what Tomlinson did, anyway. After finishing high school, she asked beauty guru  Lou Teasdale for an internship, agreeing to assist the hair and makeup expert at the famous Bleach London salon, as well as on One Direction’s live tour. (Lottie’s big brother is 1D member Louis Tomlinson, though despite her family connection, she still had to gallery-1456156869-elle-lottie-indexwake up before dawn, lug crates of hair product through film sets, and clean up everyone’s work stations after every concert ended.)

Now Tomlinson’s preparing for a new gig on tour with Selena Gomez—but first she’s assisting Teasdale backstage at London Fashion Week. We spoke with her at Bleach Soho about her upcoming adventure.


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