Did you see Carol’s Daughter’s interview with Elle Varner? I amÂ definitelyÂ a Elle FAN, JoeyÂ doesn’tÂ like her music too much, something about her voice, *rolling eyes* whatever! he bought Rick Ross’s last album (who does that!?) (no disrespect Rick but I like to take you in small .99cents doses)
Elle Varner Turns Up Volume and Talks Voluptuous Curls
by Sharlyn Pierre
It would be pretty difficult to pictureÂ Elle VarnerÂ having a bad hair day. It has happened though, when she was fifteen, and weâ€™re almost certain it hasnâ€™t happened since. Life has changed immensely for this NYU grad. The conversational lush explained why she isnâ€™t afraid of humidity, switching up her hairstyle, or the color yellow. TM: People LOVE your curls. Have you ever had a perm? If not, what is your styling routine? EV: Iâ€™ve never had a perm and my styling routine is so simple: I comb it while itâ€™s wet and then I do not touch it until itâ€™s completely dry. Beforeâ€¦well for a long time, I used to wrap it up in a towel to dry it faster and it would always be frizzy. Once I discovered the key was to let it air-dry, it comes out beautifully! TM: So you donâ€™t use a diffuser or anything? EV: Nope. I donâ€™t use a diffuser; I donâ€™t use a blow dryer. In the beginning, when I started going on the road, I used to bring my blow dryer and I couldnâ€™t achieve the right look so I started air-drying my hair. TM: Can you share a hair moment with us that went completely wrong, and look back it and just laugh? Â EV: Oh yes! When I tried to dye my hair blonde myself, I think I was like fifteen. It turned out yellow, not just yellow, like sun yellow. It looked crazy with my skin toneâ€¦it was so bad! *laughs* that was the first and last time. TM: How do you manage your summer curls in the humidity? Â EV: You know, the cool thing about having curly hair is that even when itâ€™s a little frizzy, it can look like you meant to do it that way. If itâ€™s humid, but your hair is moisturized, at least itâ€™s not looking dry. Itâ€™s perfect [for me] because when Iâ€™m on stage, I can sweat and I donâ€™t have to worry about sweating my hair out. IfÂ I wore it straight, that wouldnâ€™t not beÂ happening. TM: What advice do you have for women who are looking to explore new hairstyles? EV: My advice is to try it because the reality is: itâ€™s hair it grows back no matter what you do to it! Iâ€™ve learned that a great hairstyle can transform your entire look. It will change how you feel about yourself in so many awesome waysâ€¦a definite confidence booster, especially if youâ€™re looking for a fresh start. I say go for it! TM: How is your hair an extension of your artistry? EV: Itâ€™s big! I feel like my music is big and my hair says so much about who I am and my larger than life personality! TM: What can people look forward to on your new album? EV: On my new album, which is also my debut album, you can really expect such a journey through song. Youâ€™ll hear lyrics and concepts that youâ€™ve experienced whether youâ€™re a man, a woman, gay, straight, black, white, whatever. I really do think itâ€™s a great piece of work.