Quantcast

Zazie Beetz Doesn't Want To Look Perfect, She Wants To Look "Undone"

The actress does messy and effortless without apology.

Hair

Zazie Beetz has been captivating viewers since her debut on FX's Atlanta as Earn's sometimes love interest. Since, she's been virtually everywhere including but not limited to Netflix's Easy, High Flying Bird, Deadpool 2, Joker, and Lucy in the Sky. Rapidly and quite effortlessly so, Zazie is asserting herself as a star on the rise and she's making those strides on her own terms. Recently, the German-born actress spoke with Allure about her earthy minimalist swag, from her crush-worthy afro to her glowy skin and her understated yet effervescent makeup looks.

Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com

It's no secret that I live for effortlessness when it comes to beauty and prioritize skincare above all, maybe it's laziness but I call it "low-maintenance". Plus, I feel like my most confident and beautiful self without a stitch of makeup on so Zazie's lowkey approach to beauty is one of the reasons she's an icon in the making for me. Although you can find rocking braids from time to time, Zazie wears her natural hair out and proud in most of her roles on the silver screen, something she has stated has helped more than hindered her when booking jobs.

In her interview with Allure, she talks about all things hair, her signature "undone" look, and the beauty rituals she swears by.

On feeling a responsibility to showcase her roots unapologetically:

"Being in this industry and having my hair natural, I feel such a responsibility to make sure people feel confident in their own locks and textures and to continue to show that, because I see how much it affected me to see other people wearing their hair naturally."

On her first hair memory: 

"I'm sitting on the floor, [my mother is] on the couch or she's on her knees, and she's watching a soap opera [while] braiding my hair."
"I was blessed with a mother who never let me do anything to my hair in terms of straighteners, perming, or blowing it out."

On growing up in Germany with natural hair: 

"Germany was such a homogenous country in terms of what people look like. They just really didn't even know how to start with my hair. I think with people [in the U.S.], there is still sort of a concept of what my hair could look like, what it could do, and what it is. But Germany, I think people were just like, 'Wow. Different.' [You] get a lot of people asking questions about it. Even today."

On her signature “undone” look:

"Whereas women still feel like there has to be an element of it being structured and specific and just a way, I suppose, to not make it look undone. That's just not my vibe. I think my vibe is a little undone, to be honest. And so, that's just what I've embraced, for me. It's important to continue expanding what that expectation is and to not [shame] other people for choosing to wear their hair how they want."

On her attachment to her hair:

"I have the confidence in other places, but I do attach my sense of beauty partially to my hair, which is why when I don't like [what] my hair [looks like] and I'm at an event, it's really emotional. It's emotional for a lot of people, but I think it would be a very different story if my texture [were] a softer, looser curl. I still get frustrated sometimes. I love my hair, I love the volume, I love how wild it is, but, certainly, I also think that it has taken up a lot of functional space in my life."

On her less is more approach to her hair products:

"I don't want to create any habits that will complicate things."

Along with shampoo and conditioner, she uses SheaMoisture's Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque and Koils by Nature's Replenishing Hair Oil.

On her beauty rituals:

"I wake up, brush my teeth, wash my face, and then I use the True Botanicals Clear Collection. I really like the Repair Serum and Pure Radiance Oil. They also have a nice Vitamin C Booster that I'll also use, and their Antioxidant Booster that's a powder format that dissolves in the serum when you add it in."

To read the feature in full, head over to Allure.

Featured image by Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com

There's that old wives' tale that sex before a sports match is a major no-no for athletes, but when it comes to us everyday folk, consistent lovemaking does the mind and body good. In fact, sex and productivity can actually go hand in hand. A recent multiple-university study found that professionals who had sex the night before going into work had "more positive moods" that increased work engagement and job satisfaction.

Keep reading... Show less
The daily empowerment fix you need.
Make things inbox official.

While Issa Rae's HBO show Insecure is coming to an end, the star just celebrated a new beginning. The writer/actress got married to her longtime boyfriend Louis Diame in July in the south of France. The couple released the wedding photos on social media on July 26. And while many people expressed excitement for the 36-year-old, others were left confused thanks to Issa's sense of humor.

Keep reading... Show less

At the start of each season, I browse the net to get an idea of the latest styles and trends to look out for when adding to my closet. When shopping, not only do I love items that are hot for the moment but mainly those that I can keep in rotation year after year. I especially look for styles that are both modern and classic, giving off an effortlessly timeless vibe.

Keep reading... Show less

Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns has had to deal with numerous devastating losses over the course of two years due to COVID-19. On April 13, 2020, his mother, Jacqueline Cruz-Towns passed away from the novel virus. He had several close family members pass from COVID-19 as well. And, in the beginning of 2021, Karl also contracted the virus and ended up in the hospital.

Keep reading... Show less

Is it just me or does it seem like, these days, folks are used to just throwing words and phrases out without really understanding what they mean? Take being a free spirit, for example. While some people may be spontaneous (at times), like to take risks or even be a lot of fun to be around, that doesn't automatically or necessarily make them a free spirit. In short, a free-spirited person is someone who's considered to be a nonconformist. And, even with that said, it goes a little bit deeper.

Keep reading... Show less
Exclusive Interviews

Adrienne Bailon Wants Women Of Color To Take Self-Inventory In Order To Redefine Success

"You can't expect anyone else to care about yourself like you do."

Latest Posts