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Rita Hazan Styles with Conditioner, Hates Frosted Lips
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Rita Hazan Styles with Conditioner, Hates Frosted Lips

The celebrity colorist shares her beauty secrets.

Rita Hazan knows color – she’s responsible for stars like Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez’ hair-glow. Here, she dispels hair myths and talks beauty inspiration.

Who was your first beauty icon?
Madonna. When I was growing up she was a strong, confident woman who was changing the way that women dressed, the way they acted and their sexuality. She was cool, edgy and effortless and wasn’t trying very hard – it’s who she was, and I resonated with that.

What was your biggest beauty blunder?
Wearing frosted lipstick and lip liner in the ‘80s.

What’s your hair color pet peeve?
I hate it when somebody never changes their color.

What’s your hair repair secret?
My Weekly Remedy – the first step has a higher pH balance and adds nutrients, and the second step locks in moisture. Good color always starts with a strong foundation, healthy hair. It works super-fast for immediate results.

What’s your favorite off-label use for a beauty product?
I like to use conditioner as a styling product for curly hair.

What’s a product that you just don’t get?
I don’t get organic hair color – there is no such thing. The chemistry of hair color is a chemical. It can only be formulated one way – however you want to slice or dice it, it’s a chemical. You’re fooling yourself if you think there is such a thing as natural hair color.

What’s currently in your purse?
Céline Sunglasses, wallet, L’Occitane Lavendar Hand Cream, phone charger, gum, purse size of my favorite Fredric Malle perfume – Carnal Flower, mirror and all of my work itineraries

What’s your latest obsession?
Cruella by Nars – it’s the perfect red and it stays on all day.

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