One to Watch: Your Girl Tinx Transforms Into 3 Iconic Rich Moms
Mar 11, 2022
We will never forget the first time Tinx (whose real name is Christina Najjar) popped up on our TikTok For You Page. It was the middle of 2020, deep in a TikTok binge when a monogrammed bathrob-clad Tinx appeared with a tiny microphone in hand to dish some frank truths on what your go-to LA gorcery store says about you. From then on, we were hooked. Tinx provided the candid remarks and witty commentary we needed to survive the pandemic.
She quickly became so much more than someone we turned to for content in times of grave diress, and we’re not the only ones. The content creator has amassed a following of 1.5 million on TikTok, thanks to her forthright nature and transparent content. When others try to project this facade of perfection, Tinx lays all her cards out on the table. She has become TikTok’s reliable best friend we can all turn to, whether we need to discuss the Euphoria season finale or cry over a recent heartbreak. Tinx just gets it, and us.
Thanks in large part to her ever-growing TikTok audience, Tinx’s star is on the rise. In 2022 alone, she has signed to talent agency WME, launched her own podcast with SiriusXM, and now has her own custom sundae at Craig’s. The latter accolade being the pinnacle of “making it” in LA. Needless to say, this social media maven is the perfect fit for our One to Watch series.
Given our obsession with her “Rich Mom” videos, we saw an opportunity to turn Tinx into various rich moms and we took it. Keep reading to see Tinx live out her rich mom fantasy and get a little more up close and personal with your favorite TikToker.
Stepford Rich Mom
This first rich mom look has Tinx feeling like a Stepford Wives rich mom and all sorts of playful. “She’s unhinged but she’s together, you know?” We can absolutely relate. Hairstylist Nick Flores of the Sally Hershberger Salon Los Angeles breaks down how he transformed Tinx into a Real Houswife of Erewhon.
Nick’s Guide to Exaggerated Height:
Step 1: On towel-dried hair, I sprayed in Milbon Volume Thickening Mist from roots to ends.
Step 2: I used Shu Uemura Shiki Worker, which helps with smoothing the hair without weighing it down, and taming frizz. I spray about three inches away from roots to ends. I recommend using a fine-tooth comb to comb through the hair to evenly distribute product.
Step 3: I rough dried the hair until it was about 85% dry. I then went in with an Ibiza EX4 round brush to give Tinx lift at the root and smooth the cuticle.
Step 4: I went in with a Hot Tools 1.5’’ Marcel Iron and set the hair in 1.5’’ velcro rollers. After setting all hair in rollers, I sprayed René Furterer Finishing Spray to add in hold and let cool for about 15 minutes.
Step 5: Once cooled, I released all the rollers and back combed the roots using a fine-tooth or teasing brush to create extreme volume, as we are achieving exaggerated height in the hair.
Step 6: Once height in hair is achieved, use a Mason Pearson to smooth over the top section of hair to create a more polished look.
Step 7: I finished up with finishing spray to set hair in place.
Mane Addicts: How has your life shifted since taking off on TikTok? Did you ever think you’d be where you are today?
Tinx: I always dreamed of having a job that didn’t feel like work. I always dreamed of being creatively fulfilled every single day and now that I have that I am just so grateful. Having something that I love doing wholeheartedly is the biggest shift for me and one that I am eternally grateful for.
MA: You’ve mentioned that Tinx was born from regressing to your teenage years. How do you think your teenage self would feel about everything going on in the present?
T: I think she would freak out, she would be so proud. High school was honestly a little weird for me, as it is for everyone, and I just dreamed of being happy and doing cool things and making cool things. I’m not gonna lie, teenage Tinx would be completely blown away that I have finally mastered my frizzy hair and that I get invited to cool parties.
MA: What’s your advice for someone who’s looking to heal their inner teenager or even their inner child through creating TikTok content?
T: I would suggest focusing on little things that bring you a lot of joy, whether that’s having a crush on a celebrity or eating ice cream at 3 a.m. while watching horror movies. All of the things that we don’t allow ourselves to indulge in as adults, do those things that you love and I can all but promise you’ll feel inspired.
MA: How do you feel so comfortable and confident sharing yourself with the world? Are there times when it feels as if you’re giving away too much?
T: I’m still finding the right balance. I love sharing everything with my followers but I realize that I need to keep my dating life a little bit more private just for my own sanity. Of course, I’ll still pass on things that I learned but no more of this nickname nonsense that I put myself through last year because that honestly ended in disaster.
MA: You’ve cultivated quite the community on TikTok. Do you have any words of wisdom for those hoping to find or create a community, even on a smaller scale?
T: Love what you love and do it fiercely. It truly doesn’t matter what it is. There is a micro community out there for everyone. If you love oatmeal, then get on oatmeal TikTok and vibe out with those oatmeal-making queens. That’s a real example. I think that people are attracted to people who love what they love. Don’t apologize for it. That’s a great way to foster community because it’s so genuine.
MA: What is your recipe for success with TikTok? What is your content creation process?
T: Create the content that you want to see. Don’t chase views or likes because everyone can tell. Just make the content you’d want to see and that genuine passion will shine through.
The Cool Rich Mom
She’s not just a rich mom, she’s a cool rich mom… who is definitely hiding something. “I feel like she has a secret,” shares Tinx of her polished housewife getup. “I don’t know why, I just feel like this rich mom is secretly banging the pool boy and I’m okay with that.”
Hairstylist Nick Flores once again shares how he achieved this cool rich mom look so that you can recreate it on your own strands when you’re banging the pool boy. Only kidding… sort of.
Unleash You Inner Cool Rich Mom:
Step 1: We brushed down the back combing/tease a bit to create height in the crown of the head to allow for a headband to be situated about one inch back from the hairline.
Step 2: I also added in The Hair Shop Clip-In Extension 18’’ to add a bit of length and fullness.
Step 3: We finished off with René Furterer Finishing Spray for lightweight hold.
MA: Who is the Tinx TikTok doesn’t see?
T: They pretty much see it all. I guess they don’t really see my anxiety manifest. I try to talk about it because I want to destigmatize mental health but you know I don’t show myself freaking out at three in the morning. Maybe I should?
MA: How do you prioritize your mental health being in the spotlight?
T: I have a few non-negotiables that I do every single day. I do my rich mom walk, I journal, and I do therapy once a week no matter what, sometimes more.
MA: If your tiny microphone could speak for itself, what do you think it would say?
T: If Mini Mic could talk he would be like, “Oh my god, I can’t believe how far we’ve come. Remember when we used to sit on your floor of your studio apartment and just make stuff for fun and now look where we are.” And also I think he would say, “Oh my god, Gwyneth Paltrow held me!”
MA: How are things going with Diplo?
T: Hahaha! Always good!
MA: We know you have an emotional support water bottle, but what about any emotional support hair products?
MA: Are there any splurge-worthy hair products that have your stamp of approval?
T: Mason Pearson brushes really are that good.
The Influential Rich Mom
Styled in a beach blonde wig for a very mod, 1960s feel, Tinx notes there’s a bit of an edge to this rich mom. “It exudes the most chaotic fun rich mom energy,” she exclaims. “I feel like she just murdered her husband but in a funny way, you know?” This also may not be the last time we see Tinx as a blonde as she shares, “this look fully persuaded me I have to be bleach blonde at some point in my life.”
Living your life as a rich mom in expensive blonde is easier than you think. Hairstylist Nick Flores shares his step-by-step.
Trying on Expensive Blonde:
Step 1: I brushed Tinx’s hair out completely using a Sheila Stots hairbrush to eliminate all body in the hair to slick it back into two low ponytails in the nape of the hair and twisted into tight, secured buns that laid flat to her nape area to set the wig into place along her hairline. We used a blunt bob wig from The Hair Shop.
Step 2: On a super low heat, setting I used Harry Josh 1.25 Flat Iron and flipped the ends out for a more dramatic look.
Step 3: I finished up with René Furterer Finishing Spray and a Mason Pearson to brush any hairs together to create this sleek look.
MA: Can you walk us through your hair routine to get those effortless, everyday waves of yours?
T: Those waves are not effortless! I I air dry my hair, unless Glenn [Ellis] does it. But Glenn will be glad to know that they look effortless.
MA: What would you say is the ultimate rich mom hairstyle? What about cuts and colors? And how would you describe a rich mom’s hair routine?
T: It totally depends on which rich mom. I mean Malibu rich mom has like salty beach hair but it’s very hydrated and glossy somehow. Tribeca rich mom has a long bob that’s trimmed every three weeks.
MA: Which rich moms are your hair goals?
T: I love the Malibu look. I love beachy hair that’s just relaxed and beautiful.
MA: Being TikTok’s big sister, do you have any sage hair advice you can offer our readers?
T: You know my hair falls out and I’m very open about that with my followers. A lot of women have hair loss and no one talks about it because it’s deeply unsexy. I’ve struggled with it since I was a teenager and it’s stressed related. I would say if you’re dealing with that don’t be ashamed and get help. I’ve used these drops from Philip Kingsley since I was a teenager and they really help me maintain my hair and grow more hair.
MA: What’s one thing you’d like to try with your hair that you haven’t yet?
T: Bleach blonde, baby! Especially after the shoot.