Solange Knowles Shares 10 Beauty Rules in Glamour

    Solange Knowles—musician, style icon, and, now, Kiehl’s partner—has never been afraid of taking risks with her look. She shares her guidelines in Glamour’s October issue, on national newsstands now and available digitally at glamour.com/app.

    1. Experiment with your hair.
    My mom owned a hair salon in Houston. She didn’t have sitters, so she’d pick [my sister, Beyonce, and me] up from school, and we’d spend evenings there. We saw women cut their hair and get extensions the next day; the transformation was powerful. So when we were little, we both cut all our hair off, then we said, “Put it back!” She encouraged us to try things—that was huge.

    2. Play with makeup.
    I go for it—with color, shapes…. It doesn’t scare me, because I know it can come off.

    3. Invest in inner beauty.
    Everychild should have access to education. When Kiehl’s asked me to collaborate on a design for its Line-Reducing Concentrate, I was super excited—the company has a long history of giving back. Proceeds go to organizations important to me: Son of a Saint, which helps fatherless boys in New Orleans and beyond; 14+ Foundation, which builds schools in Africa; and donorschoose.org for education programs.

    4. Celebrate your beauty icons.
    Diana Ross is a classic. She’s defined beauty in such a timeless, artful way.

    5. When it comes to skin, do as Halle Berry does.
    Halle Berry has said she’s washed her face every night since she was 14. I heard that and thought, It’s time to get my sh-t together! She’s almost 50 and looks my age [29]. I’m trying to wash every night; I use Cetaphil and Epicuren.

    Taraji P. Henson CoverCheck out the other 5 tips and quotes at glamour.com/lipstick

     

    Knowles on experimenting with her hair…“My mom owned a hair salon in Houston. She didn’t have sitters, so she’d pick [my sister, Beyoncé, and me] up from school, and we’d spend evenings there. We saw women cut their hair and get extensions the next day; the transformation was powerful. So when we were little, we both cut all our hair off, then we said, ‘Put it back!’ She encouraged us to try things—that was huge.”

    Knowles on investing in inner beauty…“Every child should have access to education. When Kiehl’s asked me to collaborate on a design for its Line-Reducing Concentrate, I was super excited—the company has a long history of giving back. Proceeds go to organizations important to me: Son of a Saint, which helps fatherless boys in New Orleans and beyond; 14+ Foundation, which builds schools in Africa; and donorschoose.org for education programs.”

    Knowles on embracing humidity and “co-washing”…“I stand outside the shower and let the steam make my hair bigger. Also, I never really shampoo; I co-wash [use only conditioner] instead.”

    Knowles on being inspired by her friends…“I look to my group of incredibly beautiful and talented friends for inspiration. We all identify beauty by our own terms. And at the end of the day, no one takes themselves too seriously.”

    Check out this and more in the October 2015 Issue of Glamour Magazine

    cover photo credit: Steven Pan

     

     

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