Whether it’s a striking chocolate hue or a head-turning pink, there are few things that make us more excited than the perfect hair color. Singer and Roc Nation artist Justine Skye–known as the “purple unicorn”–has hair that follows suit in the most stunning shade of plum. And whether her tresses are long and wavy, or in a chic bob, she’s always sporting her signature hue and healthy, shiny hair to boot. To figure out how she keeps it all together and looking so good, we had the beauty break down her hair routine for us.
What do you do when you first wake up?
To be honest, the first thing I do when I wake up is check my phone. I really like staying connected and my phone also helps me to stay up-to-date on current events.
How do you choose your red carpet and performance hairstyles?
My red carpet and performance hairstyles are based on the outfit I am going to wear. For instance, if I am wearing a dress that has a low neckline, I tend to wear my hair in styles that show my décolletage more—slicked back or in a ponytail.
Do you have a go-to when you’re in a rush, but still need to look fly?
I really like day-old curls, or as I like to call them, “leftover curls.” This is usually the day after a shoot, when I feel my hair looks the best. I also like the curl definition twist-outs provide.
What products do you use on your hair to keep it healthy, hydrated, and to maintain that gorgeous color?
I achieve my hair color by using Dark and Lovely Go Intense in Passion Plum. I also like using moisturizing products like leave-in conditioners and oils.
Which products are you using daily?
I love the scent of this curl refresher spray—mango oil is one of its ingredients. I like to use it when my twist outs need a pick-me-up.
What’s your wellness routine like?
I love juice bars. In addition, I drink a lot of water and get a lot of Vitamin D from the sun.
Do you have any unusual hair secrets people would be surprised to discover?
I actually apply my own hair color. It’s pretty easy, you just have to make sure you properly follow the directions given on the box.
What’s your favorite thing about being a singer and artist?
I love performing and feeling the love and energy from the fans. Seeing the joy in their faces brings me the same feeling.
What is the best hair tip you’ve received and who gave it to you?
To prevent split ends, a stylist once told me to twist my hair in sections and use scissors to cut fly aways.
Do you have any travel beauty advice?
Always sleep while traveling. Try to fit in sleep as best as you can, whether it’s on the plane or in the car.
Is there any hair fad you’re looking to try?
I definitely want to try a pixie cut next.
What are your favorite hair brands (known and lesser known) and why?
I only work with brands I believe in and I’m so happy to be a brand ambassador for Dark and Lovely. It’s bomb and the brand makes hair color for brown girls.
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