Hollywood Style: ‘Mistresses’ Rochelle Aytes

Rochelle Aytes

Photo Credit: Robert Ector for Hype Hair

As one of the hottest actresses to hit Tinseltown, Rochelle Aytes continues to make a name for herself, steadily stacking her résumé with an impressive string of knockout performances. We were first introduced to this beauty from the breakout Wayans brothers’ comedy White Girls. Later, her unforgettable turn in Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Family Reunion left us wanting more of her amazing talent.

Aytes is now turning heads in the hit television show Mistresses, which follows the lives off a sexy and sassy group of four girlfriends, each on her own path to self-discovery. As each of them is goes through some form of infidelity, their friendship, support and guidance for one another gets them through it all. The show’s third season premieres Thursday, June 18 at 9pm ET on ABC.

About her character:

“I play April Malloy, who is a widow and a mother,” said Aytes. “April is the nurturer of the four women and a bit neurotic. Throughout the season there are many moments of pain, heartache, but also laughter.”

During our recent shoot, we also chatted with the talented beauty about her take on hair and beauty! Here are some of her top beauty faves.

On the glam side, what are your top beauty buys and must-haves?
My top favorite beauty products are MAC bronzer, lip-gloss, conceal- er, red nail polish and a powder brush.

Your hair always looks so well-styled and put together. What is one of your favorite styles for when you are out and about?
One of my favorite hairstyles is wearing it down, with lots of body and a pompadour!

Your hair also looks very healthy. What products do you use?
I love Wen products by Chaz Dean, especially his seasonal scents, such as cocoa mango conditioner and shampoo.

Click through for behind-the scene images from the shoot for the April/May 2015 issue and tips on recreating her soft curls at home.

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