Good hair tips from the controversial queen of good hair!
Okay, while Rachel Roy pretty much did a basic “what to do/what not to do” interview to In The Gloss, of course sites are picking it up because DUH, she’s “Becky with the good hair” and we’re all still ALL OVER Lemonade. Sure, Rachel has always denied that she’s Jay-Z’s Becky With the Good Hair, but remember when she booked it out of the CFDAs a couple weeks ago? YEAH. Here are some highlights from Becky/Rachel’s interview, which is actually kind of helpful:
What is glamour: “Glamour has always been something that’s instinctual to me. I was always attracted to it in some way. I started working pretty early—at 14, I got a job at Contempo Casuals, which was this store where I thought all the pretty girls worked. They sold really flashy clothes, and for someone like me that loved glamour but lived in an area that wasn’t so glamorous, it was a joy getting on the bus and going to work. By the time I was 16, I was the assistant manager.”
Makeup: “I have a face that can take a lot of makeup—I have so much fun with it. But if I’m not doing a photoshoot or if I’m not in front of someone, my makeup look will just be mascara. I love Estée Lauder Turbolash. There’s a little motor in it that makes it vibrate to make the lashes look quite long. And I fill in my eyebrows with a Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift. Super easy. She actually personally taught me how to brush them out so it kind of looks more natural. The goal is to have the Brooke Shields eyebrows, so that product is important to me. Charlotte also makes a good nude lipstick for me called Penelope Pink. For contour, I cut my face in half for sure. I use the Charlotte Tilbury Bronze and Glow Powder. It’s actually a pretty universal shade.
She used to sleep in her makeup: “For a long time, I was someone who would sleep with my makeup on. It’s what happens when you’re just exhausted, working so late. But I recently started cleansing at night with wipes—it feels really good and it’s easy. I just pick up a pack from the drugstore. And always something gentle… Ones that promise too much tend to sting and I don’t like any of that. My skin is really sensitive.
Becky with the good haircare: “I only colored my hair once, and I regretted it. You really have to make a commitment to maintain it. At that point, I just wanted to know what I would look like as a light brunette, but it wasn’t a good look for me. Now I go to Tracey Cunningham for a gloss, to brighten it, and then someone at her salon Mèche cuts it. On occasion, I do get oil treatments where they put oil on your scalp row by row and then massage you for 30 minutes. It’s amazing because my scalp gets dry. That’s why I only wash my hair about once a week. I’m a dry shampoo girl because of that. I can get a blowout to last me a whole week. If I get it styled, I like braids or a ponytail. I like it done really high and tight because it gives your face a little lift.
Rachel looks pretty amazing in every photo I’ve ever seen of her- and while I personally don’t have a “face that can take a lot of makeup” I dug all her product recs (brow brush? INTO IT). She’s a controversial figure for sure- but Jay-Z does seem to have a type: intelligent women who know what they want and know themselves.