THE TAN­GLE TEEZER

30-Day Health­ier Hair Chal­lenge! Can us­ing a dif­fer­ent brush for a month trans­form your hair? Look’s Beauty Ed­i­tor Ly­dia Thomp­son took the Tan­gle Teezer 30-day chal­lenge to find out

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How my hair looks is pretty im­por­tant to me and I, like so many women, am ad­dicted to heat styling. Af­ter a re­cent telling off from my hair­dresser, he sug­gested I cut down on heat un­til my next visit. He looked no­tice­ably dis­gusted when I de­scribed the metal round brush I was us­ing ev­ery day. ‘You’re lit­er­ally burn­ing your hair,’ he re­marked!

So when Tan­gle Teezer ap­proached me to test its new Blow-styling Smooth­ing Tool, I won­dered if I would fi­nally be able to style my locks in a less dam­ag­ing way. Af­ter wash­ing and con­di­tion­ing, I used my trusty Orig­i­nal Tan­gle Teezer, which I’ve kept in my hand­bag for years, to gen­tly comb out my towel-dried hair. I would never usu­ally use a brush to blow dry, so I was pleas­antly sur­prised when the spe­cial­ly­de­signed teeth on the Blow­styling Smooth­ing Tool gave my mane great lift, vol­ume and a shiny fin­ish. I even skipped the straight­en­ers as there was no frizz to fight. So, how did my hair look af­ter 30 days? Well, my hair­dresser pretty much stuck a gold star on me on my last visit. Re­sult!

Haha, love it! Tell us about how you landed your role in the new film Mike And Dave Need Wed­ding Dates. The nor­mal way. I got the script, I liked it. Then I heard that Adam [Devine] would be in it and since we be­came good friends on the Pitch Per­fect movies I thought it was go­ing to be fun. I knew Zac and Adam are go­ing to crash it and I also knew that Aubrey [Plaza] and I would have fun. What did Zac Efron have to do for you to let him in on your movie? He wasn’t even in Pitch Per­fect. We let him sing and dance some cool stuff from High School Mu­si­cal and he was quite good. And then I wanted to make out with him. That’s how he got the job. Good old cast­ing couch! Yeah! [Laughs] The film’s about two guys who des­per­ately need wed­ding dates. Do you per­son­ally pre­fer to be in a re­la­tion­ship or on your own? I was re­ally good at be­ing alone from the time I was a teenager to my mid-twen­ties. I was to­tally cool to be by my­self. I was very com­fort­able alone, but as I get older I feel like: ‘I need some­body around.’ Like, I hate be­ing in the car by my­self. I like com­pany. You’ve got a lot of films com­ing out this year. Would you say you’re a worka­holic? I’ve said be­fore I wouldn’t work on so many films, but I just have this fear of say­ing no. I want to do every­thing that comes my way. I would if I could. I like work­ing hard, but I never want it to be the case that I’m work­ing so much I start to hate what I’m do­ing. You’ve said be­fore that it’s linked to a fear of not be­ing able to pay your bills? Has it ever come to that stage for you? There’ve def­i­nitely been pe­ri­ods of un­em­ploy­ment, but they’ve never lasted too long. And for that, I know I’ve been in­cred­i­bly for­tu­nate. I guess I still har­bour those feel­ings of the wolf at your door and I’ll find my­self on the street. I feel like I al­ways need to be work­ing in or­der to pay the rent. Maybe I’m mo­ti­vated by fear. [Laughs] Who knows? But this is what I wanted to do my whole life. You were nom­i­nated for an Os­car in 2010 for Up In The Air. How do you feel about that now? It doesn’t feel nat­u­ral to me, even now. But I feel re­ally lucky I didn’t feel any dif­fer­ent, I guess. Grow­ing up, some­one who’s an Os­car nom­i­nee – you think of them as a cer­tain kind of per­son. So it was weird when I didn’t wake up and I’d changed overnight into an Os­car nom­i­nee. You know what I mean? There’s some­thing about that I love, though – that it hap­pened but I still drive to Taco Bell at two in the morn­ing and se­cretly get a fa­jita. It’s shame­ful, but it’s the best. You started act­ing at a very young age. Were you al­ways su­per-am­bi­tious? I don’t know. I started in the com­mu­nity theatre when I was like five. So at that age some kids wanted to play soc­cer, oth­ers wanted to play pi­ano and I wanted to do this. I don’t know why, but it worked out. Be­cause you’re so busy, do you ever find it hard to re­lax? I dream about re­lax­ing. I want to re­lax. But the sec­ond I have time off I don’t know what to do with my­self. Some­one asked me re­cently if I med­i­tate. I can’t even get through an hour’s mas­sage with­out talk­ing, so I don’t think meditation is for me. But I keep try­ing the mas­sage thing over and over again. You don’t like mas­sages? What?! I hate them. I even bought a mem­ber­ship for a place and I’m try­ing to give it away. The prob­lem is, I get chatty at the start and then I don’t know how to stop the con­ver­sa­tion. It’s like when you’re on a plane. I’d rather be a lit­tle aloof and rude at the start – I’m not a plane talker – so I don’t get roped into a con­ver­sa­tion for three hours. But in the mas­sage I can’t learn the les­son. I get re­ally chatty and then I’m like: ‘Oh shut up al­ready, Anna!’

the sec­ond I have time off I don’t know what to do with my­self

With her costars Zac Efron, Aubrey Plaza and Adam Devine

Anna at the 2015 Os­cars. ‘This is what I wanted to do my whole life,’ she says

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