Shared Wisdom is a series of conversations to inspire and guide our AMLY community; we invite you to listen to conversations with some of our friends and ambassadors, their personal beauty experience alongside wellness and lifestyle advice.

These discussions aim to help and encourage us discover new ways to improve our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

About Charley McEwen

Scottish born Charley McEwen is a hugely talented and popular hair stylist who embraces every job with genuine enthusiasm.

He dreamt of becoming a hairdresser from an early age and attended night classes while at school. His ambition brought him to London where he quickly found himself working with Cate Blanchett for the smash hit film Elizabeth and soon after for her West End theatre debut in Plenty.

Charley‘s versatility, like-ability and technical skill in working with all hair types soon helped him to establish an enviable roster of clients from Richard Madden, Tom Hardy, Taron Egerton, Nick Jonas & Jake Gyllenhaal, to Emeli Sande, Helen Mirren, Olga Kurylenko, Nicole Scherzinger, Kelly Rowland and Anne-Marie Duff.

Editorially Charley has worked with publications from Marie Claire & Hunger to Stylist & ES Magazine with photographers such as Rankin, David Oldham, Brian Daly, David Abrahams and Bryan Adams. Commercially his clients include Remington, Calvin Klein, Myla, Matalan, Next and Debenhams.

AMLY has become a favourite for Charley’s personal and professional work.

Q: What does the word “wellbeing” mean to you?

Well-being to me means being quiet in my mind and having an inner peace 

Q: How do you nourish yourself, your body and your mind?

I eat plenty of fruit and veg, I live in the countryside and find long walks in the fields and woods clears my mind, and I love anything that has a lovely calming scent.

Q: What’s the one thing (product/routine/process) you can’t live without?

I love a face mask, cleanse, moisturiser and night cream.

Q: Mental health: how important is it to look after our own, and what are your personal favourite ways to protect and balance it?

I find meditation (insight timer) is great for my personal mindset, it keeps me focused and balanced and I also listen to sleep music.

Q: What are your favourite AMLY products and why?

I love the Silver-Rich Spray, it is my secret pick me up when I’m feeling tired and my clients love it too! I also love the Cleansing Balm and the Sleep Balm, the smells just settle my mind.

Q: How do you unwind and de-stress after a work day?

I like to unwind and de stress in my garden, I have a selection of roses chosen for the lovely scents that help me unwind x

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