THE BEAUTY CLOSET QUESTIONNAIRE
goop magnificence editors Jean Godfrey-June and Megan O’Neill like to ask—and reply—questions. On their
podcast, The Magnificence Closet, they’re doing each. To
familiarize you with every week’s visitor, we got here up with a goop magnificence (and
THIS WEEK WE’RE TALKING TO:
Lacy Redway, prime hairstylist
Lacy Redway is the lady behind a few of the most famously beautiful hair on the planet: tennis
champion (and world’s highest paid feminine athlete) Naomi Osaka’s epic cascade of fluffed-out curls on the duvet
of The Wall Road Journal, Anne Hathaway’s stick-straight have a look at final yr’s Golden Globes, Zazie
Beetz’s fanciful field braids on the Toronto Worldwide Movie Pageant premiere of Joker. Redway’s
talent units her aside, however the truth that she focuses her unbelievable creativeness on all hair
textures—from kinky and coarse to straight and tremendous—is what makes her one of the sought-after abilities in
It’s a world that’s been dominated by white males, who most of the time don’t know how you can braid or
work with textured hair varieties. “For therefore lengthy, ladies of colour have been advised that the way in which their hair grows out of
their head isn’t particular, or skilled, or red-carpet worthy,” Redway advised us on the podcast, which is
chock-full of her electrical knowledge on the whole lot from hair to institutional racism and sexism. “It’s been good to
change that narrative.”
Collectively, we talked about how key the flexibility to learn the room could be to success, how being an
immigrant formed her, and why veering off the anticipated path can truly increase your confidence and provide help to
blossom professionally. She additionally gave us good recommendations on how you can get shiny, wholesome hair at house; the easiest way
to blow-dry (and why you need to by no means do it within the lavatory); and a lot extra.
We wished to hearken to Redway’s hair and profession recommendation all day lengthy, however we settled for squeezing a
little extra out of her by way of the goop magnificence questionnaire.
Hair! In center faculty, I began doing my classmates’ hair.
Quarantine date-night make-up and hair look?
Take a cute scarf that you’ve got mendacity round—it doesn’t even need to be for hair—and get inventive.
Tie it round your head and pull your hair up right into a cute topknot.
Favourite solution to put on your individual hair?
I like it huge, out, and pure.
At present in your goop buying cart?
Lots—all of this:
On the spot Glow Exfoliator
goop, $125/$112 with subscription
Restore Physique Butter
goop, $55/$50 with subscription
Nourishing Eye Cream
This Smells Like My Vagina
Gold Sculpting Bar
Version four – Orchard
Important clear magnificence and grooming merchandise?
The restore serum and radiance oil from True Botanicals.
Renew Pure Radiance Oil
Renew Mobile Restore Serum
I burn a ton of palo santo and sage at house, and once I’m touring, I carry sprays in my package to
cleanse the vitality of the my lodge room. I’m actually having a protecting-my-energy second. Day-after-day,
it appears, I’m enraged by one thing horrible within the information, and being a Black girl makes me particularly
delicate to it. I don’t have any extra vitality to put on issues that don’t serve me, whether or not that’s
friendships, shoppers, or Instagram, which could be so poisonous.
Circa Incense Burner
Go-to weeknight recipe?
I’ve an eight-year-old, so usually I’m cooking for his style buds. He loves pasta, so I do quite a bit
of spaghetti and lasagna. I’d eat one thing separate as a result of I’m on a well being kick. I’m
Caribbean, so I like brown stewed rooster and curry rooster.
You wouldn’t present as much as a job with out?
My scorching instruments. Generally you possibly can’t discover the appropriate curling iron or the flatiron you want. However I journey
a lot that I’ve realized to make virtually any kind of product work for me. The key is in my
fingers—the instruments and merchandise assist, however they don’t construct the coiffure for me.
Ceramic Flat Styling Iron (1.25 inch)
Blow-dry or air-dry?
Is determined by the hair kind. For those who’re in search of a blowout…do it! For me, it is determined by the place I’m
going and the way a lot time I’ve.
Professional Dryer 2000
Favourite hair oil?
I like to create my very own with jojoba, avocado, and coconut oils and shea butter that I soften down. I
would possibly put a little bit little bit of peppermint in there, too, to assist open up pores and create that refreshing
Siren Luster Hair Oil
Face oil or face cream?
Tub or bathe?
I like baths. However I’m a working mother and don’t at all times have time for myself, so I find yourself taking quite a bit
extra showers. At any time when I journey for work, I attempt to keep at inns with tubs within the room, and that’s
my deal with to myself.
“The Martini” Emotional
Detox Tub Soak
Lipstick or lip balm?
I like a extremely daring lip, like crimson or fuchsia. However I’m actually a lip gloss lady. Lip gloss each
day—I hold one in my automotive and one in my purse.
Dab a little bit clear gloss in your eyelids, cheekbones, and Cupid’s bow and thru your
Lid Tint in Dew
I’ve a private coach, who’s taught me how you can goal and strengthen particular muscle mass, which is
superb. It’s been tremendous necessary to me to help Black-owned companies, so I’m sporting exercise
garments from Waste Your Waist.
Favourite model you’ve given somebody else?
I like collaborating with all my shoppers—we achieve this many superb issues collectively. However certainly one of my
all-time favorites is Tessa Thompson’s tremendous lengthy braid for the Met gala. It regarded like a whip to
go together with the theme that yr.
Final time you wore sunscreen?
Immediately! Although it’s raining. Defending your pores and skin ought to be an on a regular basis factor, not simply one thing
for the seashore. Girls of colour neglect that we even have to guard our pores and skin from the solar.
The Natural Pharmacy
Mobile Safety Solar Cream SPF 30
Most snug sneakers for work?
Cool sneakers. I’ve this pair that’s a Nike and Comme des Garçons collaboration that I like.
Giving start to my son. I’m simply proud he selected me to be his mother. He’s the most effective a part of me.
Good Sunday afternoon?
My son and I are at house in sweats, I’ve my hair in a bandanna, and we’re sitting on the carpet
enjoying video games—Sweet Land, Uno, Monopoly, those I grew up with. I additionally clear and cook dinner on Sundays
and hearken to loud music whereas I do it.
What would you set in your neon signal?
Sis, belief your journey.