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Nicole Richie on Being Bi-Racial: “It’s Work to Do My Hair”

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Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie is one of those lucky stars whose style comes off as completely effortless. But in her new interview with Glamour, the Fashion Star mentor admits that one part of her look doesn’t come so easily.

“I’m mixed, and it’s work to do my hair, so I learned how to do it well myself,” the 30-year-old star, who sports a yellow Martin Grant top, Agnes B bikini and Mosley Tribes sunglasses in the pic above, tells the mag’s June issue. “I have naturally curly hair, so ‘natural’ beach waves are not so natural for me. I like to braid my hair at night and then let it out the next day. And I also curl my hair with a flatiron.”

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“I actually think I’m the best hairstylist on the planet,” she jokes. To achieve her voluminous curls in the pic above, says, “Richie’s hairstylist, Andy Lecompte, wound her hair in figure eights around pins to get this fluff. Tease for volume, and flat-iron the ends. Prep with a soft-hold gel like Suave Professionals Captivating Curls Spray Gel ($3.50,”

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Nicole Richie
Nicole Richie

Going back to her care-free, no-pressure fashion attitude, Richie recently revealed to Us Weekly that for her totally chic Fashion Star wardrobe, she doesn’t overthink things.

“I don’t have my outfits planned out at all,” she told Us.

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And even thought her fans and fashionistas alike are enamored by her natural flair, the mom of two (she has been married to Good Charlotte’s Joel Madden since 2010) insists she’s not a trendsetter.

“My world is small. I have my circle of 10 friends, my kids [Harlow, 4, and Sparrow, 2), my family. None of them call me a trendsetter,” she laughs to Glamour.

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