Bebe Rexha wore wigs after bleaching caused her natural hair to fall out

Bebe Rexha once had to wear wigs because her natural hair fell out due to bleaching. In the May edition of InStyle magazine’s Style Crush series, the Meant to Be singer confessed to her music and fashion inspiration Debbie Harry that her natural dark b…

Bebe Rexha once had to wear wigs because her natural hair fell out due to bleaching.

In the May edition of InStyle magazine’s Style Crush series, the Meant to Be singer confessed to her music and fashion inspiration Debbie Harry that her natural dark brown hair fell out as a result of her constantly dyeing it a peroxide blonde.

The 30-year-old asked the Blondie star for advice on maintaining the bleached look and Harry suggested letting the dark roots show through for a bit longer before making a trip to the colourist.

“How did you keep your blonde hair from not falling out when you first bleached it? Because my hair used to be so long,” Rexha asked, and Harry replied, “I didn’t keep it from falling out, actually! One thing I’ve learned is to keep a little bit of your dark roots. You can’t always maintain that when you’re on the road, but if you don’t let the colour touch your scalp, it gives your hair more strength. It’s probably going to break no matter what, though.”

The star then admitted her hair was once in such a bad condition that she had to wear wigs, but her hairstylist saved her locks by using Olaplex, a formula which rebuilds broken hair bonds and prevents breakage and damage.

“Tracey Cunningham saved my hair with Olaplex because I was wearing wigs at one point,” she shared. “I’m going to do what you said and let it grow out a bit. Dark roots look cool with dark eyebrows.”

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Bebe Rexha credits Kim Kardashian with inspiring her to embrace her curves

Bebe Rexha has praised Kim Kardashian for helping her to embrace her natural curves.The singer is now a vocal advocate for body positivity, having encountered a number of instances of size discrimination since launching her career in 2013. However, in…

Bebe Rexha has praised Kim Kardashian for helping her to embrace her natural curves.

The singer is now a vocal advocate for body positivity, having encountered a number of instances of size discrimination since launching her career in 2013.

However, in a conversation on Miley Cyrus’s Bright Minded show on Instagram on Wednesday, Bebe named reality TV star Kim as one of her icons.

Explaining how she desperately wanted to sport outfits similar to those worn by the likes of Miley and Britney Spears as she was growing up, the 30-year-old added, “I was a bigger, curvier girl. I had too much a*s and too much thighs (sic). She (Kim) had those curves, so I felt more accepted.”

Further on in the chat, Bebe also opened up about how she is keeping her mental and physical health in check during the coronavirus pandemic, noting that she has been making time for regular phone appointments with her therapist.

“We have to be super nice to ourselves and have a schedule,” she shared. “I meditate and I’m not allowed to look at the TV until 1pm… and you have to force yourself to do things you don’t wanna do, like a workout.”

Yet, Bebe also confessed that her lockdown diet hasn’t been great, and while she’s been snacking on Reese’s Pieces candy every day, she refuses to give herself a hard time over her food choices.

“Right now, you have to be really kind to you. We are all scared, we’re all anxious, you’ve gotta be really nice to yourself,” the Meant to Be hitmaker insisted.

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Bebe Rexha: ‘I’ve been struggling with my weight’

Bebe Rexha is struggling with her weight at the moment as taking anti-depressants has made her gain some pounds.The Meant to Be singer is a body positivity champion who regularly defends her size to body shamers on social media and even called out fash…

Bebe Rexha is struggling with her weight at the moment as taking anti-depressants has made her gain some pounds.

The Meant to Be singer is a body positivity champion who regularly defends her size to body shamers on social media and even called out fashion designers for refusing to dress her U.S. size 6-8 (U.K. 10-12) figure for the Grammys earlier this year.

However, she recently opened up about her battles with her figure after a user criticised her appearance on Instagram.

The 30-year-old posted a snap of herself wearing a black dress with thigh-high slit and black boots backstage at The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she performed her new track You Can’t Stop the Girl, and in the comments, a user wrote, “Wow… you need to lose weight” with the vomit emoji.

Bebe swiftly clapped back by commenting, “No you need to be more accepting and work on your own self-hate,” and then opened up about her weight gain on Twitter.

“Ever since I started taking my antidepressants it’s made me gain weight. It makes you more hungry, it’s weird,” she tweeted. “I’ve been struggling with my weight and it’s f**kin hard. When people on the internet bash me for gaining weight it’s hurtful (sic).

“I’m not looking for sympathy, I’m just saying if you don’t like my weight then focus on my music. If you don’t like my music either, just keep it pushing… Everyone has a story, flaws and issues. We should all focus on our own flaws before commenting on others. No one is perfect.”

Bebe, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder back in April, previously told her Twitter followers that she doesn’t “give a two s**ts about what people think about my weight. I care about what I think about my weight.”

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Bebe Rexha was ‘heartbroken’ after designers refused to dress her for Grammys

Bebe Rexha was left “heartbroken” after designers declined to outfit her for the 2019 Grammy Awards.The Meant to Be hitmaker took to social media to vent back in January, accusing fashion leaders of refusing to take her on as a client for music’s big n…

Bebe Rexha was left “heartbroken” after designers declined to outfit her for the 2019 Grammy Awards.

The Meant to Be hitmaker took to social media to vent back in January, accusing fashion leaders of refusing to take her on as a client for music’s big night because she was “too big”.

After drawing attention to the issue, beautiful Bebe wore a stunning crimson dress from Monsoori, and in a new interview for Cosmopolitan U.K. she reflected on all the emotions she experienced at the time.

“It broke my heart. I was so sad, so depressed. I felt like I was garbage,” the 30-year-old recalled. “I thought to myself, ‘This is bulls**t.’ “I was mad. I wasn’t trying to get back at anyone, but I wasn’t standing for it anymore. I was in the studio and I just left, went into the kitchen, and made a video on my phone.”

After posting the clip, Bebe was flooded with offers from many designers, including August Getty, Tanya Taylor, and Elizabeth Kennedy.

And her video has since racked up more than two million views and led to her becoming a vocal campaigner for body positivity.

“I’m sorry, I had to get this off my chest,” the star captioned the clip. “If you don’t like my fashion style or my music that’s one thing. But don’t say you can’t dress someone that isn’t a runway size. Empower women to love their bodies instead of making girls and women feel less then by their size. We are beautiful any size! Small or large! Anddddd My size 8 a*s is still going to the Grammys (sic).”

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Bebe Rexha was pressured to ‘starve’ herself before shooting music videos

Bebe Rexha was once pressured to “starve” herself by industry bosses prior to shooting a music video.The Meant to Be singer is a vocal advocate for body positivity, having encountered a number of instances of size discrimination since launching her car…

Bebe Rexha was once pressured to “starve” herself by industry bosses prior to shooting a music video.

The Meant to Be singer is a vocal advocate for body positivity, having encountered a number of instances of size discrimination since launching her career in 2013.

However, in a new interview with Cosmopolitan U.K. magazine, Bebe made a point of speaking out about one instance in which she claimed an executive urged her to lose weight.

“When I first got signed, the label said, ‘Are you ready to get in boot camp shape?’ They wanted me to lose 20 pounds (nine kilograms). Back then I was so small, I was only 130 pounds (58 kilograms),” she recalled. “It f**ked me up. I was so cold all the time. I would starve myself before filming a music video.”

Bebe went on to mention a female creative director who insisted she hit the gym twice a day too.

“She’d sit opposite me at the dinner table and say, ‘You’re not losing enough.’ All I was eating was salad,” the 30-year-old remembered.

At present, Bebe is very comfortable with her U.S. size 6 figure (U.K. 10), and in June, took the opportunity to reject mean comments social media users were making about her size.

“I don’t give a two s**ts about what people think about my weight. I care about what I think about my weight,” the star posted. “To all the people tweeting mean things to me about my weight you just want a response and you will not get it.

“The hate you breed that stems from Insecurity don’t look pretty on you.”

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Tyra Banks praises ‘stunning’ Bebe Rexha for calling out ageism

Tyra Banks has lauded Bebe Rexha for bravely shutting down ageist criticism.  Earlier this week, the 29-year-old Meant to Be hitmaker claimed in an Instagram post that an unnamed male music executive recently told her she was “too old” to be sexy….

Tyra Banks has lauded Bebe Rexha for bravely shutting down ageist criticism.  

Earlier this week, the 29-year-old Meant to Be hitmaker claimed in an Instagram post that an unnamed male music executive recently told her she was “too old” to be sexy. 

Addressing the issue during an interview with Access Hollywood, Tyra suggested the comments came from a place of insecurity.   

“When people are saying negative things about age, they have serious age, personal insecurities,” the 45-year-old mused. “And I actually really feel for that person that is being very ageist and is saying something very negative because when age starts to hit them, it is going to be traumatic.   

“So what they’re doing is they’re throwing that negativity that they feel about their fears about ageing onto you.”  

Tyra went on to explain how she deals with ageist criticism. 

“We’re human beings and so when we hear things it hurts. But I say acknowledge it and then throw it out. And by throwing it out it’s that meditation. It’s that crying, it’s that calling your friends, calling your mama,” the America’s Next Top Model star continued. “The person that said that is hurting inside… whenever anybody is negative about that they are terrified of it.”  

Insisting Bebe has nothing to worry about, Tyra also insisted that she considers the singer to be “stunning”.  

“I think she’s the sexiest. Oh my God. When you watch her on Instagram, do you see her pictures? I’m like, ‘I want to look like you,'” she smiled. “That body! Her face! She’s like stunning… intimidatingly stunning.”  

After sharing her empowering post on Instagram, Bebe had the support of celebrities including Taylor Swift, Rita Ora, and Britney Spears.  

“DRAG THEM. 29 YEAR OLDS UNITE,” the Bad Blood hitmaker commented, while the British singer wrote: “My sexy songwriting (queen). You are beautiful, getting sexier with age and your talent SINGS for itself. Keep making those rules.”  

And Spears simply wrote: “HELL YEAH. FN (f***ing) RIGHT.” 

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Bebe Rexha: ‘I always thought I had to look like the girls in magazines’

Bebe Rexha thought something was wrong with her growing up because she didn’t look like the girls she saw in magazines. The Meant to Be singer, who hit headlines earlier this year when she blasted designers for declining to dress her for the Grammys, …

Bebe Rexha thought something was wrong with her growing up because she didn’t look like the girls she saw in magazines.

 The Meant to Be singer, who hit headlines earlier this year when she blasted designers for declining to dress her for the Grammys, has learned to love and accept her curvy body, but that wasn’t the case when she was a girl and only saw skinny models in magazines.  

 “I always thought that I had to look like the girls in the magazines. The only girls I ever saw in the magazines or on TV were super-super skinny. I always thought there was something wrong with me,” she said to WWD. “We learn to be nice to others in school as little kids. Treat everyone the way that you want to be treated but we never learned how to love ourselves. I never had a teacher in school say, ‘Let’s say something nice about ourselves today.’ We as a society have never been taught how to love ourselves.” 

 The 29-year-old is encouraged by the fact that not all role models are skinny these days, and more celebrities are showing themselves without make-up on social media, indicating to their fans that they aren’t perfect all of the time.  

 “You can’t be perfect 24-7. That’s just not normal or healthy. I don’t walk around all day with make-up on and heels. That’s not real. That’s why you see the Lizzos and the Cardi Bs of the world resonating. They’re just being their real honest selves,” the star shared.  

  Bebe was recently tapped as the new face of U.S. clothing brand Bebe. Accordingly, she also explained that one of the reasons she wanted to partner with bosses at the label was because they always accepted her figure.  

“You hear things about your weight and your image. I think Bebe knows what I stand for and who I am. I’m very vocal about that,” she continued. “I love the fact that they were willing to ask a girl like me with curves who is natural. They are being inclusive. No matter what your body type is – skinny, small, thick – whatever you are, guy, girl, I think all body types are beautiful.” 

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Bebe Rexha: ‘I express myself through my nails’

Bebe Rexha gets a manicure at least once every two weeks because her nails always have to be “on point”. The Meant to Be singer frequently shows off her manicures on social media, and she has now revealed that she always makes time to go to the nail s…

Bebe Rexha gets a manicure at least once every two weeks because her nails always have to be “on point”.

 The Meant to Be singer frequently shows off her manicures on social media, and she has now revealed that she always makes time to go to the nail salon as she likes for her talons to express her current mood.  

 “I always express myself through my nails, whether I’m performing or have a day off from being on the road, my nails have to be on point,” she told StyleCaster. “I like to make sure I give myself time to get my nails done at least once every two weeks, but sometimes I have to get them done more often if I have a lot going on with my schedule and changing up my look.”  

  Bebe usually goes for long, almond-shaped nails but is open to trying out different nail art trends.  

 “I don’t think there is anything I wouldn’t try. I’m open to experimenting and trying new things and it really all depends on my mood and what I’m feeling,” the 29-year-old explained. “I’ve been wanting to try different nail shapes. I typically go with an almond shape since it elongates and flatters the hands, but I want to mix it up and will be trying a coffin shape soon.”  

 The star recently became the brand ambassador for nail polish brand Sinful Colors and is helping to launch the new Velvet Obsession collection, which is comprised of eight lacquers with a velvet matte finish.  

  Bebe is a big fan of the range because the shades – including various pinks and purples – are versatile and work both when she’s performing or just going out with friends.  

 “What I love about this collection is you can wear these colours in any environment…They’re as multi-faceted as my life,” she gushed. 

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Bebe Rexha teams with fashion label Bebe on empowering campaign

Bebe Rexha has partnered with fashion label Bebe on a new campaign.The Meant to Be singer is an advocate for body positivity, and earlier this year, took aim at designers who declined to dress her for the Grammy Awards, reportedly due to her size. Now…

Bebe Rexha has partnered with fashion label Bebe on a new campaign.

The Meant to Be singer is an advocate for body positivity, and earlier this year, took aim at designers who declined to dress her for the Grammy Awards, reportedly due to her size.

Now, Rexha has teamed with up with bosses at the U.S. clothing brand for the Bebe Loves Bebe fall 2019 marketing imagery, which features the tagline, #LoveYourself.

“It’s incredible to be part of this Bebe campaign, it’s not only about me loving the brand, but more importantly about me loving myself! I hope to inspire and empower women all over the world with this message of self-love, I believe it is super important,” she commented. “I grew up wearing Bebe, it was the coolest piece of fashion you could have, so to be able to mix fashion and my music is so fun.”

The main image of the campaign shows Rexha posing in a black minidress, with the look accessorised with striped tights and a black purse. Other items in the collection include sportswear, outerwear, swimwear, active footwear, handbags, watches, jewellery, eyewear, accessories and kidswear.

Joey Gabbay, chief executive officer of Bluestar Alliance and manager of the Bebe brand, insisted that the two-time Grammy Award nominee was the ideal brand ambassador.

“The Bebe brand has a passionate consumer following, one that loves the brand and all it has to offer,” he shared. “Similarly, Bebe Rexha has passionate fans around the world that love her, her music and what she stands for. Beyond sharing a name, this was a natural partnership as Bebe is a longtime fan of the brand herself.”

The full 2019 Bebe collection is available at department stores across the U.S. as well as on the brand’s website.

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Bebe Rexha collaborating with Sinful Colors on nail polish collection

Bebe Rexha is launching a range of nail polishes with Sinful Colors. The 29-year-old singer has teamed up with bosses of the American nail polish company, which is owned by cosmetics giant Revlon, to become their latest brand ambassador and to release…

Bebe Rexha is launching a range of nail polishes with Sinful Colors.

The 29-year-old singer has teamed up with bosses of the American nail polish company, which is owned by cosmetics giant Revlon, to become their latest brand ambassador and to release the Velvet Obsession collection, which is comprised of eight lacquers with a velvet matte finish.

“Guess who got their own nail line!!! First collection that’s out is called Velvet Obsession,” Bebe wrote on Instagram as she announced the collaboration. “These colors are matte but with a silky rich finish and dramatic vampy shades perfect for the fall. I know for sure you can get them at @walmart!!”

On her Instagram Stories, the Meant to Be star shared a video montage of all the shades, such as deep purples and pinks, and added in a caption, “My nails have always reflected my style – they’re a big part of how I express myself whether I’m on stage performing or out with friends. That’s why I am soooo excited to join the @sinfulcolors_official family and bring some of my own nail colors and looks to life!”

Bebe also posted a video showing the shades on a nail display wheel and Sinful Colors’ new cardboard cosmetics display, which feature her face and signature.

The singer, who is always showing off a different nail colour or shape on social media, also selected three limited-edition shades as her favourites – Glam N’ Roses, a pink, Dark Romance, a dark purple, and Twisted Obsession, a lighter purple. The nail polish bottles for these feature stickers with the words “Bebe’s shade”.

The Velvet Obsessions Collection, which retail for $2.99 (£2.47) each, are available now in Walmart stores, and will be available at Walmart.com from 12 August.

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