Take Pride, Take Care: Merlot

Posted by: Sara Jane Emmons

Fur’s mission has always been to provide comfort and care for everyone: that means all skin types, all hair types, and all genders. With all that’s going on in the U.S. and the world in general, it’s more important than ever to take pride in yourself and your identity—but it’s also more important than ever to take care of yourself. So with that in mind, for this year’s Pride month we're celebrating a few incredible NYC based people in the LGBTQ+ community, and learning more about how they take care and take pride all year round. 


Merlot / group of people sitting in front of a mirror.


Tell us a little about yourself!

My name is Merlot, I’m a 23 year old musician in New York City and I’m a loud & proud Leo!


What’s your favorite song at the moment?

Oh wow, it changes everyday but right now it’s “Aute Cuture” by Rosalía


What’s your go to skincare trick?

I love using a heavy oil before bed because I always wake up with super dry skin. This ensures baby-soft skin in the morning!


What’s your go to haircare trick?

These days it’s so bleached and processed, I just do anything to make sure it’s hydrated. Probably conditioner every day, haha.


Merlot holding Fur Oil, Merlot sitting on a stool.


What’s the one thing you used to do to your hair or skin when you were younger, but would never consider doing now?

When I was in my early years at high school, I used to think that I didn’t need moisturizer since I had oily skin, but now I know that couldn’t be further from the truth!  


Do you use hair as a form of expression? If so, how?

About 2 years ago, I chopped off all the curls I had had for years and since then I’ve been playing with length and colors over and over again depending on my mood.


What does self-care mean to you, and how essential is it to your every day wellbeing?

To me, self-care is making sure that your body and your mind are looked after, and making sure that takes precedence in your daily life, no matter how busy you are. It is crazy important for me to remember to take care of my self, because when I start slacking on my skincare routine and things, I’m not able to accomplish anything else until I do.  


Merlot in front of a mirror.


Click here to see more Pride stories.

Shop this story



Fur Oil Fur Oil - Fur

Fur Oil

Softens hair, soothes KP & prevents ingrowns