Rising actress Ajiona Alexus is having a breakout year. The young starlet has played a young Taraji P. Henson, not once, but twice, in roles for Empire and most recently, Tyler Perry’s Acrimony. She also stars in the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why as Gabrielle Union’s daughter in the thriller Breaking In which hits theaters this week.
We recently caught up with the beauty for Hype Hair’s May issue and chatted about all things beauty. Her personal approach? “I live by the philosophy that if you look good, you feel 10 times greater,” she told Hype Hair.
The 22-year-old revealed that she is still exploring all of her fashion options, however. “My fashion has definitely evolved over the years. I’m getting more into haute couture. However, I still like to wear comfortable clothing and wear something based on how I’m feeling that day…that never goes out of style.”
She also hopes to get into the business of fashion one day. “I eventually want to create my own brand of clothes that express comfort, confidence and class.”
As far as skincare, Ajiona said “My tried-and-true beauty tip is to develop a cleansing-and-moisturizing routine. Gently clean your skin every day, moisturize and apply sunscreen to protect from harmful UV rays. I also look for products with natural botanicals and vitamin C.”
That same effortless motto goes for her hair has well. Her favorite hair tip is “clean hair and patience,” she said. “Sometimes the best hairstyles are effortless.”
When she’s not lighting up the screen, we can pull up YouTube or Soundcloud to check out her latest tunes. The actress is also an aspiring singer. “I’m truly excited about my music that I’m currently working on and I can’t wait to share it with the world,” she told Hype Hair.
Since then she’s dropped a new single Baggage. Press play below to watch.