Kristin Fisher (celebrity brow queen and mother of two), Mary Fisher (hairdresser and mother of four) and Kate Bond (television producer).
It was youngest child Kate who turned tradition on its head and became the one to pass on some beauty wisdom to her mother (and older sister Kristin) when she referred them to RATIONALE. “I tried it and it completely changed my [problematic] skin within a month”, Kate says. “I couldn’t believe how her skin was glowing,” says Mary, who quickly converted, as did Kristin, who had battled cystic acne through two pregnancies and “had been to see everyone and nothing was working. [Kate’s] skin was amazing, so I went to see RATIONALE and within six weeks it cleared up and I never scarred,” she says.
On set in Sydney recently, we chatted to the enlightened (and glowing) trio about childhood memories, sage advice and deathbed beauty promises (yes, really).
RATIONALE: What is the best advice you’ve received from your mum?
KF: “She always, always, always told us to take our makeup off before going to bed. And I remember going to swimming carnivals and while our bags were packed with school clothes to get changed into, she would also pack face cream and a hair cream because the chlorine was so dehydrating.”
MF: “Chlorine was so bad for the skin and hair. Living in Broome, you’re in the pool all the time.”
KB: “And you always made us wear sunscreen.”
R: Mary, do you see much of yourself in your children?
MF: “They are very compassionate, they’re very loving, hardworking, giving. They’ve all got good work ethics and I definitely had that. I worked from when I get out of bed until I drop, and they all do that, all four of them. [I’m proud of] their successes in their own right. They’ve pursued what they wanted to do and they do it to the best. And that speaks for itself, really.”
R: Kristin, you’re a mother now yourself, is there any advice you’ve learnt from your mum that you can’t wait to pass onto your kids?
KF: “SPF. SPF50 every day. You know, I used to work in a tanning salon, now I’m getting laser on my face so I get rid of spots but then my chest is spotty. I can see [the difference] in photos. So SPF. Tanning is not in.”
Mary, what’s your ethos on ageing?
MF: “I’ve never had anything done but I’m getting to the stage now where I think, ‘I hate all this’, that sort of thing but I don’t know if I’d ever do anything [like injectables]. My thing is, I will get my hair coloured or my hair would be snow white.”
KB: “We’ve all had to promise [Mum] that even on her death bed—“
MF: “I’ve got it written down on my card, they will be colouring my hair!”
R: Kate, Kristin, what are the three words you’d use to describe your mum?
KB: “Selfless, fiercely protective and endearing. Even if you’re in trouble or anything, she’s still—“
KF: “Got our back.”
R: What about your mum do you admire most?
KF: “[Mum] was the youngest of nine. Her mum died when she was seven…she had to go and live in a Catholic convent from the age of eight. But she has made something of herself when a lot of people wouldn’t have gone down that path. I’m definitely proud of that.”