There’s a lot to be envious about of when it comes to Noemie Lenoir. In the early Aughts, the supermodel was a fixture of both Paris’ couture runways and the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. But, now, at 36, she’s back with a vengeance as one of the faces of Balmain’s spring campaign. Mixing a certain French je nais se quoi with California cool, Lenoir, famous for those big curls, still keeps up-to-date on the latest beauty trends – hey there, cushion compacts! One tip for those lusting after a similar mane: don’t leave the house without a hair tie. And while she keeps an abstemious diet, you can be comforted to know she still drools when she drives by an In-N-Out Burger like the rest of us.
Your look in three words: Easy. Cool. Parisian.
Never leave the house without: An elastic for my hair!
Beauty from the inside out: Anything steamed—fish and tea are my favorite. I avoid any kind of fried and junk food, but don’t get me wrong, I can lose it driving by an In-N-Out Burger.
Exercise regime: I like to run and do pilates everyday. I take a break on the weekends to enjoy time with my kids. I also ride horses a lot when I’m in Paris. You can drive 30 minutes out of town and find the best places for this!
Snack of choice: I’m not a snack person. I would say seaweed chips! I tried it on set in New York a few months ago and they’re my new favorite.
Beauty essentials: Anything La Mer.
Favorite hair professional: Nabil Harlow is a hair wizard. He has this amazing Atelier in Paris in the Balmain Hair salon. This place is so inspiring, with wig and hair creations everywhere, it’s like a laboratory of hair experiences. I’m lucky enough to know him well, so I can enter those secret rooms.
Pharmacy find: It’s not a pharmacy, but I love Sephora for that kind of stuff. It’s a beauty heaven.
In-tub must: I listen to classical music in my bath. No light, candles, and I relax.
Spa-cation at: I don’t go to the spa that much, I have two kids! But I do facials sometimes, if I’m lucky enough to be in a nice hotel with a nice spa while shooting on locations.
Always in your suitcase: Balmain Hair Argan Oil and Salt Spray, La Mer Serum, Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, Chanel red lipstick. I also love the new L’Oréal Lumi Cushion Foundation, so practical!
Fragrance of choice: Guerlain L’Heure Bleu.
Best advice from mom: To always put cream on my entire body after showering! Love the Jergens cream. It’s amazing….We don’t find it in France really, so I always stock up!
Best advice from the pros: Sleep, drink lots of water, and eat clean. It’s the best motto to keep your skin young and glowing.
Photos: Noemie Lenoir, the Face of Balmain Hair, Talks Big Curls
Noemie Lenoir in the Balmain spring 2016 campaign.
Noemie Lenoir in Paris, France, January 2015. Photo by Getty Images.
Noemie Lenoir front row at John Galliano Spring 2015 in Paris, France, September 2014. Photo by Getty Images.
Noemie Lenoir at the Balmain x H&M launch party in Paris, November 2015. Photo by Getty Images.
Noemie Lenoir at the NRJ Music Awards in Cannes, France, December 2013. Photo by Getty Images.
Noemie Lenoir in Paris, France, November 2013. Photo by Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images.
Noemie Lenoir walks Louis Vuitton Fall 2011. Photo by Getty Images.
Noemie Lenoir attends the premier of ”The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus” at the Cannes Film Festival, 2009 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Michel Dufour/WireImage)
Noemie Lenoir at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Miami Beach, Florida, November 2008. Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage.