We sat down with beauty mogul, actress and comedian Torrei Hart to discuss her holiday traditions, haircare line and upcoming projects, see interview below!
What was the inspiration behind your holiday shoot? (photo’s look GREAT!!)
Well of course the holidays were the number one inspiration. I was talking to Anthoni Allen the creative director of the shoot and I told her I want to do a fabulous holiday shoot expressing where I am at this moment in life. She said let’s do a Coming to America theme. She said Torrei you are a queen and a goddess this is the perfect way to portray that and VOILA….. Coming to America Christmas was born!! (laughs)
You seem so comfortable in front of the camera, what can we expect next from you in terms of on camera work?
Thank you so much, I actually have two films out right now on VOD and redbox they are Almost Amazing and Alien reign of man.
How do you and your family typically spend the holidays?
Well it depends on the year. Each year my ex and I switch out the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday. This Christmas holiday the kids are with my ex so I am spending the holidays in Miami. When I have the kids we usually stay up all night playing games wake up to a late breakfast enjoy each other’s company and catch an evening movie.
What are some of your holiday traditions?
To be honest I dont have any traditions. My only tradition is to not have a tradition. I like to do something new and different each year.
Why is it important for you to advocate black essence?
It is important to me because at times I didn’t feel like I was good enough. Now I own it. I embrace everything about being beautiful and black and I am so unapologetic about it. I am also raising a dark skin daughter in Hollywood and I definitely want her to know how beautiful she is and that she is enough no matter how much society keeps trying to portray the black woman in a negative light.
What inspired you to start a product line?
My daughter was the inspiration behind my Heavenly Hart haircare line. It’s a self love gift to her.
What hair types can use Heavenly Hart? Can men use the products?
Heavenly Hart can be used on all hair types and ethnicities. Heavenly Hart products are made to create healthier, stronger and more manageable hair without the use of chemicals that strip and damage hair texture and curl patterns.
Yes men and young children can also use Heavenly Hart products. (I use it on my all the time, it’s great!)
How can we stay in touch with Torrei Hart and where can we buy your products?
You can keep up with me on my social media platforms all under @TorreiHart and my website Www.TorreiHart.com . You can also purchase Heavenly Hart haircare at www.tryheavenlyhart.com and also on Amazon!!
Photography Shannon Laurine
Creative: Anthoni Allen of The A. Allen Group
MUA: Khamilia Levonne
Styling: Melvin Styles