Just as it is! But also for coming on my hair color journey with me.
How do you keep your hair in such great shape since you do tend to switch up your hair color?
A good leave-in conditioner. When I went blonde with L’Oréal, I used the EverPure Blonde Collection to maintain the color and also keep it protected and healthy, which really worked. You’ve got to be really thoughtful when you go blonde with the products you choose, and also the after-care. And I’m a big fan of their Elnett hair spray because it’s a staple and an easy buy at the drugstore.
What city or country that gives you the greatest beauty inspiration?
Australia and France. To me there’s a real earthiness to Australian beauty. When I go home, I just feel better, my skin is better, and there’s sun and the ocean. When I visited France, there’s that same appreciation for natural beauty, and it’s also so much about how you carry yourself. I also really love the contrast of the underground looks you see in Paris as well as Japan, although I’m still waiting for a chance to visit.
You can only use three products for the rest of your life. What are they?
SPF is a big one, even in winter. I make sure I’m always wearing it. I use a mixture. I’ve used the Dermalogica one, but also Kate Somerville SPF 50. We have this saying in Australia called “slip, slop, slap”—you slip on a t-shirt, slop on some sunscreen, and slap on a hat, and you learn that basically from the age of three. For my second product, Colour Riche rouge lipstick and then finally, Air Volume Mega Mascara because it’s impactful and easy to wear.
What colors are you loving on your nails right now?
I’ve had natural nails for quite some time now, but I just started playing around with pinks and other spring colors because of the warmer weather. I also love a red nail and nail art.
What’s your go-to perfume?
What’s your favorite way to take a moment for yourself?
The beach. Or if I’m not near the ocean, then a trip to the park. I’m fascinated by squirrels, because we don’t have them where I grew up.
Would you rather get a facial or a massage?
A massage. I did this show a couple years ago now, and it was really grueling on my body, so I would get a massage once a week while we were filming. It really chilled me out, but it’s also a good thing to be able to do with your body and a really nice act of self care.
If you could change one thing about beauty perceptions, what would it be?
If I could, I’d change the lens. Beauty is perceived differently by each person, but when you have a very select idea of what beauty is, it limits that view. I’m really excited to live in a time when more female directors are being recognized for their work and are being a part of challenging those typical beauty standards that have existed for so long. I also think it’s important to understand that beauty doesn’t just exist as a visual sense.
Who are the women inspiring you the most right now?
Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand. What a leader! She’s not only navigated New Zealand through the pandemic, but she’s also closing the gender gap and pioneering equality legislation. It sets a great example for what can be accomplished, but also what so many other countries are missing out on when the population is misrepresented.
Jessica Radloff is the Glamour West Coast editor. Follow her on Instagram at @jessicaradloff14.