How Rachel Nguyen gets her beachy waves

The ultimate hair day starts with a swim in the ocean. This is the second-best thing.
May 14, 2018

Rachel Nguyen of That's Chic is a vlogger, beauty pro and California girl at heart. Obviously, salty waves and a shining after-beach glow come naturally to her. A firm believer in organic beauty, she enhances her own waves and shine using H&M's range of conscious beauty products.

Starting with dry and clean hair, Rachel spritzes H&M Conscious Salt Water Spray in her hands and combs the spray through the ends of her hair using her fingers. She makes sure not to overload the roots with spray. To get control over fly-aways – and add some extra shine – she applies H&M Conscious All Over Balm where it's needed.

To achieve the ultimate summer beauty look, she applies H&M Conscious All Over Balm to the high points of her face, her cheekbones, her lips and her collarbones. To get in on the season's key beauty trend (dew, that is), she finishes her look by applying H&M's Dewlighter on the bridge of her nose and on the inner part of her eyes. 

We caught up with Rachel on a rainy LA day.

I have naturally wavy hair, and salt water really adds definition. I love the way my beach hair looks.
RACHEL NGUYEN

HOW DOES THE PERFECT HAIR DAY START?
“It starts the day after having been in the ocean the whole day before. I have naturally wavy hair, and salt water really adds definition. I love the way my beach hair looks. If I'm not on the beach, I'll wake up and rub my fingers through my hair so it gets a little frizzy. Then I add salt water spray to the ends of my hair to create more definition.”

WHAT'S YOUR BEST HAIR SECRET?
“To nourish it with good fatty oils. If I'm ever in a pinch, I just use any type of lotion.” 

WHY DO YOU PREFER CONSCIOUS BEAUTY PRODUCTS OVER CONVENTIONAL ONES?
“Our skin is our biggest organ and we have to take care of it. There are so many ingredients that we don't know enough about to use. I always try to be mindful.”

WHAT'S THE BEST BEAUTY ADVICE YOU'VE EVER RECIEVED?
“That beauty starts from within your body, so be observant about what you put in. If you feed your body well it will treat you better. But also, if you mentally feel confident, that's going to shine through. I've started eating cleaner – which isn't very hard in LA – and add different vitamins and supplements.” 

RACHEL NGUYEN

DOES: Content production including vlogging for her succesful YouTube channel @thatschic

LIVES IN: Los Angeles 

INSTAGRAM: @thatschic

 

THE TEAM

DIRECTOR: Nick Walker

DP: Jordan Ritz

MAKEUP: Karo Kangas

HAIR: Rachel Lee

STYLING: Trudy Nelson

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