Glamour Magazine hit the nail on the head when they chose to feature Nina Dobrev in their hair issue! The November magazine, with Taylor Swift on the cover, shows the Bulgarian born brunette go through six different hair transformations done by celebrity stylist Chris McMillan.
In the photo above, is a sneak peek of three of the looks including a sky-high, teased style (Roland Mouret top, Tarina Tarantino hairpin and J.W Anderson brooch), a faux bob with attitude (Louis Vuitton top and Tarina Tarantino hair clip), and perfectly ironed look (Roland Mouret dress and 8 Crown Trade Co., NYC bracelet) made famous by her character Elena on The Vampire Diaries.
The magazine also quizzed Nina about beauty, playing both Katherine and Elena on the CW hit, and she even offers a bit of advice to boyfriend Ian Somerhalder!
Check out Glamour’s Q&A with Nina Dobrev below:
GLAMOUR: On the show you have a dual role: Elena, the girl-next-door type who has straight hair, and Katherine, the bad girl with big, sexy curls. Does switching up your beauty looks help you get into character?
NINA DOBREV: One hundred percent! Changing my hair helps me transform.
GLAMOUR: I read your mom won’t let you do anything too crazy to it.
ND: It’s true! My mom didn’t start wearing makeup or hairspray until she was, like, 40— she’s the least vain person ever. When I became an actress, she said, “I know they need your hair for this show, but you’re going to need your hair for the rest of your life, so take care of it.” Since that day, I’ve been very diligent. I do hair masks multiple times a week, and I don’t blow-dry it if I’m not working.
GLAMOUR: What was life like growing up in Canada before your big break?
ND: I was kind of a jock in school. Beauty wasn’t something I spent a lot of time on. Now I ask every hair and makeup artist I work with for tips. I’m in beauty school by association!
GLAMOUR: Spill the best tip you’ve picked up.
ND: Wash your face at the end of the night! There’s nothing worse than sleeping in makeup. You wake up looking like a painting that’s been left out in a rainstorm.
GLAMOUR: In the April issue of Glamour, your boyfriend, Ian [Somerhalder], admitted, “I don’t know what women want.” Can you offer the men of America some insight?
ND: Every woman wants and needs different things. It’s always best when you’re honest and you speak up. It’s hard to read minds.
Click here to find out what products and techniques Chris used so you can try these at home!
Photo credit: Patric Shaw for Glamour Magazine