Singer-Songwriter Katrina: Her Summer Beauty Tips and Must Have New Music

Katrina shares her gorgeous hair and skin secrets and talks about her new CD
By: Cindy Pearlman

Singer songwriter Katrina is the Next Big Thing in the music business. She’s gorgeous, uber-talented and you can’t get her songs out of your head. If you haven’t heard her album “In the Blink of an Eye” with hit songs “Shame on Me” and “So Eden,” get it now. It’s your new summer soundtrack.

By the way, Katrina he has toured with Meat Loaf and her own band with the single “Watch Me Walk Away” and “Ready to Love”

Her story is also compelling because she started in the biz as a teen on “Star Search,” the same show that launched Beyonce, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears along with Usher and Justin Timberlake. She won the Junior Vocalist Category over the late R&B star Aaliyah and soon offers flooded in from record companies. Instead, she focused on her education, getting a law degree, while she continued to write her own songs.

She couldn’t focus on the law forever.

“I went to see Cher in Las Vegas and walked out of that show in tears saying, ‘I can’t do this anymore.'”

She quit her law firm job and went back to music. StyleGoesStrong sat down with her to gather a few bit tips from the gorgeous rocker. (You can check out her music and read more about her at KatrinaMusic.com).

SGS: You have that amazing, curly, long hair and miles of it. What is the secret to keeping it healthy and shiny?

Katrina: “First, I gave up the struggle to have straight hair and decided to embrace the curl. It’s a lot easier for stage and in my regular life. When you’re outside or walking around all day, you don’t have control over the environment. You don’t want to fight your natural hair. Mine is curly and I used to get so teased about it when I was a little girl. When you straighten curly hair on a regular basis it becomes very frizzy. Now I’m listening to the advice my mom gave me all those years ago when she said, ‘I don’t want you to hate your curly hair. Embrace it. It’s beautiful.'”

SGS: Do you have any favorite hair products?

Katrina: “I used to use a product called Mixed Chicks. It’s a yellow, creamy, leave in conditioner and styling product. I mix it with Potion 9 by Sebastian and Redkin hair oil. I smoosh it through my hair. I do my hair in sections until all the curls are covered and defined. I don’t wash my hair everyday, which helps, too.”

SGS: What about the blow drying and hot irons that kill long hair?

Katrina: “I know it’s not the best, but I will take a small curling iron and work on the frizzy pieces up front. When I want to freshen the curls, I clip up a section of hair, wet it and let it dry. Mostly, I let my hair air-dry. I try to avoid a hair dryer.”

SGS: Do you ever say “no” to Hollywood hairdressers?

Katrina: “On my last video shoot, it was snowing and they wanted to straighten my hair. I said, ‘No, I’ve learned the hard way that it will be straight for about five minutes then uncontrollable.'”

SGS: Let’s switch gears to skincare. Are you a drugstore of high-end girl?

Katrina: “People don’t agree with me on this, but I swear by Nivea and have from a very young age. I had to wear makeup as a young girl on ‘Star Search’ and used Nivea to get it off at the end of the day. I saw all my aunties use Nivea. It really does revitalize the skin. I love to use it under my eyes, too, before I put on concealor. I also like St. Ives Apricot Scrub. A lot of scrubs use little pieces of shell and I’m allergic. St. Ives is made from walnut shells. I do like Dermalogica’s clay mask, too. For a cleanser, I love Ola Henriksen’s orange citrus face wash. It has a nice lather and is strong enough to cut makeup and oils while not drying out your skin.”

SGS: Any summer makeup finds?

Katrina: “I love Laura Mercier’s cream concealer and L’Oreal’s Voluminous mascara. If you buy Prism blush by Mac, it doubles as an eye shadow. Just close your eyes and brush it over both lids with a bigger brush.”

SGS: Can we look forward to new music?

Katrina: “I’m working on it right now. I have a new CD coming out next year. Check it out at Katrinamusic.com.”

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