Penelope Cruz chops her own hair

Last Updated: Feb 05, 2011, 13:53 PM IST

London: While most actors can`t do without hairdressers and make-up artists, Penelope Cruz is quite capable of cutting her own locks.

The actress admits her hairdresser mother had trained her when she was young, reports

"My mother is a hairdresser and owned a salon. It was so much fun. I learnt how to cut, colour and do blow-dries. If it hadn`t gone well as an actress, I could have opened my own (salon)! Sometimes, I still take the scissors and cut my own or other victims` hair!" said Cruz.

She is not even too fussy while getting ready for big events.

"I only use full make-up when I`m making a movie or for a night out. Usually, I have an hour-and-a-half to get ready for a red carpet event. I always set up my BlackBerry and use the time in hair and make-up to study my script, otherwise you spend too long staring at yourself in the mirror," she added.