Featured on the cover of the annual spring special issue, InStyle Hair, Zoe Saldana chats about her dream hairstyle, love of red lipstick and shares her mother’s advice.
On her relationship with her hair:
“In Latino culture, hair carries a lot of history, a lot of weight, and a lot of energy. I always liked my hair. I never wanted to have any other skin but my own, any other hair but my own… Women who spend so much of their lives wanting to have something else miss out on learning to appreciate what they do have.”
On her dream hairstyle:
“If I want to chop off my half my hair, I’ll take scissors and do one side before I even go to the hairdresser. For me, it’s all about trusting my instinct. Plus, that way I can’t change my mind!” Later, she adds: “At some point I want to chop mine off and learn to enhance my other virtues, instead of depending so much on my hair.”
On her love of lipstick starting early:
“[I was a tomboy], but I was never a tomboy who didn’t brush her hair. I was always feminine and clean. For Halloween I was a ninja almost every year, but I needed to have red lipstick. I’ve been obsessed with red lipstick ever since I was a little girl.”
On her mother’s advice:
“My mom raised my sisters and I with a strong sense of self.” And “[My mother] always said, ‘Honey, there is nothing that a red lipstick and a pair of red shoes can’t heal, cure, or solve.’ And I absolutely believe that. They can get you out of anything, even the biggest funk of your life.”
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