Aside from her envy-inducing curves and blessed good looks, American model and actress Emily Ratajkowski is known for being a vocal advocate of “modern feminism”. The leggy brunette has always stood firm that confidence in your own individuality brings out the beauty from within, and her latest role as the face of Kérastase is affirmation of that.
“Hair is essential to how I express myself. I love that feeling of clean, textured, natural hair—that instantly makes me feel more confident. I consider my hair as the reflection of inner strength. It’s not an ornament but a way to express myself,” says Ratajkowski in an official press release. “I think that’s true for all women. There’s such an empowering femininity to hair. It allows women to define who they want to be. That’s why they deserve the best care.”
In the newest campaign for the haircare brand shot by fashion photographer duo Inez & Vinoodh, Ratajkowski makes a shirtless statement in a black and white image with her tousled, voluminous mane, letting her locks take centre stage. Below, she shares snippets of how beauty can be empowering and her favourite Kérastase ritual:
1. How does beauty make women stronger?
ER: Confidence in what makes you unique, and an appreciation and self love will make you stronger in all that you do.
2. What is your vision of ideal beauty?
ER: My vision of an ideal beauty is a woman who is completely her own self.
3. What is your beauty weapon?
ER: I like to feel that I don’t have to worry about my hair—clean and shiny hair that still manages to have volume is important.
4. What is your favourite Kérastase product?
ER: I absolutely love the Elixir Ultime Oil. I put it on my ends before styling and sometimes I add it all over the lengths of my hair after blow drying.
5. Tell us about how you and your hair feels like when using the Elixir line?
ER: I love this over-the-top ritual. It’s so indulgent and decadent. I really have the sensation to treat myself using it. Enjoying a luxurious hair ritual, mixing precious oils, to apply every moment of the day. It is my luxury hair must-have. The Elixir glass bottle is stunning and literally sparkles in my washroom. But I also take it in my bag for a little touch up during the day to add glow, light and dazzle to my hair. This is the kind of range that every girl should use when she needs a little pick-me-up. Fabulous hair guaranteed!
6. What do you like the most about the Extentioniste range?
ER: Everyone knows that I love my long hair and this product really helped me to grow it even longer. I really felt like my ends were less damaged over the months that I used it. I don’t have to cut my hair as often as usual since using Extentioniste.
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