Lizzo struggles to accept her natural hair: ‘I’m working on it’

Lizzo is struggling to accept her natural hair but eventually wants to ditch wigs and weaves.The Juice hitmaker, real name Melissa Viviane Jefferson, is an exuberant and confident character during her gigs and appearances on the red carpet. However, L…

Lizzo is struggling to accept her natural hair but eventually wants to ditch wigs and weaves.

The Juice hitmaker, real name Melissa Viviane Jefferson, is an exuberant and confident character during her gigs and appearances on the red carpet.

However, Lizzo explained during a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter that she is on a “journey” to self-love and wants to fully embrace her own tresses.

“The final frontier for me is the wigs and the weaves – my natural hair, my natural state truly,” she candidly shared. “I’m working on it. It’s a struggle. We’re not there yet. There’s no top of the mountain for self-love. It’s a journey that continues forever, so I think it’s a part of it. You gotta love that part. That’s the juiciest part of you though.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Lizzo explained that she is open to stripping away costumes and cosmetics too, as she is adamant everyone should be able to embrace their nude bodies.

“Loving who you are should start in the buff. You should essentially, by the end of your self-love journey, be completely in love with who you are with no make-up, no extra hair, no styling, no corsetry. That’s my opinion for my life – I don’t think anybody should have to subscribe to that,” the 31-year-old mused. “But I feel like if I can love that person, then anything else is possible within the spectrum of self-love. My skin, my face, no make-up – that’s fine.”

And the singer, who wore a House of Holland wood-grain inspired outfit – complete with matching nails – to the BET Awards back in June, revealed she loves turning “jokes” into offbeat ensembles.

“I really love my team, my creative team: hair, make-up, styling. We get to just really play around. We love exploring with colour, shapes, motifs, big ideas, and jokes. Turning jokes into a red carpet look is what we do best. My personality, you can see it. I don’t even have to say nothing. I walk into a room and you know what’s up,” Lizzo smiled.

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Henry Holland doesn’t let mistakes hold him back

Henry Holland has built his career in fashion on the notion that ignorance is bliss.The designer is one of Britain’s most popular exports, with his fun and quirky take on clothes garnering him an A-list fanbase, including Alexa Chung, Rita Ora, and Cha…

Henry Holland has built his career in fashion on the notion that ignorance is bliss.

The designer is one of Britain’s most popular exports, with his fun and quirky take on clothes garnering him an A-list fanbase, including Alexa Chung, Rita Ora, and Charli XCX.

He’s also ventured out into the beauty and home furnishings world, but Henry didn’t study his craft, and has had to find his way in fashion through making mistakes.

“I’ve never approached my entry into the industry in a conventional way,” he told Cover Media. “I didn’t study fashion, it’s been a trial and error process of like let’s give it a go this way, and if that f**ks up let’s do it a different way, and don’t make that mistake again.

“And so in a way it’s ignorance is bliss, you go into something completely blind and you do it the way you think is the right way without having this preconceived notion about the way it should be done. And that’s an important part of our approach.

“(It makes it easier to move on from mistakes), you just do it really quick. If something goes wrong you just don’t dwell on it, don’t labour on it. Don’t keep doing it. The minute you realise, just change tact.”

Through his label House of Holland, Henry has been able to get involved with numerous charitable projects, including teaming with chocolate company Cadbury on T-shirts raising money for The Prince’s Trust, and water filter company BRITA to draw attention to plastic waste.

“Anything I can do to help I’m more than happy to do so,” he stated. “It’s very hard to pick and choose the projects you say yes and no to because obviously there are so many amazing causes, so I try to do as much as I can for the things that I believe in.”

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