The Girl Next Door
Katie Holmes On Her Favorite Hair Products, Beauty Icons And Bad Hair Day Go-To
by Celia Shatzman
Katie Holmes looks just as radiant as when she burst onto the scene years ago as Joey Potter in Dawson’s Creek. And while her roles both in front of and off camera have changed since then, her classic beauty has not. As the Global Brand Ambassador of Alterna Haircare, she’s picked up even more beauty and hair care insider know-how. And during a phone chat she was quite willing to share the details about her own hair philosophy and the most valuable lesson her mom taught her about beauty.
Why did you feel the role of Global Brand Ambassador with Alterna Haircare was a fit for you? I like that it’s all about maintaining healthy hair and when you have that good base then you can do anything to your hair. You can have any style. Keeping your hair healthy is the best thing you can do.
What are your favorite products in the line? I’m a huge fan of the Alterna Haircare Moisture Intense Caviar Oil Crème Shampoo and Conditioner and the Caviar Moisture Milk; I’ve seen a real difference in my hair since I started using the product and I really believe in it.
What’s your hair care routine like? So I usually wash my hair and condition my hair at night and then in the morning I wake up and apply the Caviar Omega Oil, and then I go.
You make it sound very easy. Let’s say you’re having a bad hair day. What’s your go-to look? Usually I throw it up in a bun or ponytail.
You’re a big fan of embracing beauty products that are free of harsh chemicals and preservatives; why is that important to you? I think it’s really good to put good things on your hair just like it is to put good things, like good food, in your body and take care of yourself.
As an actress you spend a lot of time in the makeup chair. What have you learned from sets? Well you know being on set for 12, 13 hours a day and wearing makeup and having hair products in your hair is a long time, so it’s really important to put good makeup on your skin, to take care of your skin, wash it at night, moisturize it. I love the Olay Regenerist cream. And with your hair, with a lot of blow drying and curling, you really want to have a healthy base. The Alterna Haircare Moisture Intense Caviar Oil Crème Shampoo and Conditioner really help to maintain nice hair.
What do you wish all women knew about beauty? I think that beauty really does come from within. You have to embrace who you are growing as a woman and you become more beautiful every day.
What is your personal beauty philosophy? I like to eat right and get lots of sleep and do things that make me happy.
Who are your beauty icons? My mom is my beauty icon. Lauren Hutton. Kate Moss. Audrey Hepburn.
What did you learn from your mom growing up about hair and makeup? She really taught my sisters and I that beauty comes from within, so make sure that you make good decisions and you’re happy in your life. Take care of yourself and you’ll be beautiful.