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My Beauty Uniform: Jordan Rebello

My Beauty Uniform: Jordan Rebello

Jordan Rebello is the beautiful face of some of our favorite brands, like Dôen and Glossier. She and her partner, John, live in Los Angeles with their four-year-old daughter, Poppy, where they spend their free time eating guacamole at the beach. Ahead, Jordan chats about having a baby at a young age, her beach beauty trick and the unexpected thing she uses to tame frizz…

Jordan Rebello Beauty Uniform

Where are you from?
I grew up on Martha’s Vineyard. My father is Portuguese and my mother is Native American. Our tribe, the Wampanoag, originated on the island, so my family has been there for generations. My mom and dad were born and raised there, as well as their parents and grandparents. Everyone — my parents, my brothers, all my cousins — is still there. I miss it, but luckily we get to visit a few times a year.

Did you follow any Native American traditions growing up?
Once a year, all the Native American kids would go to the bottom of the island for Cranberry Day. We’d pick cranberries in the bogs to make bread. We’d also have pow wows, where people wore Native American garb and did drum circles. It was a way of connecting with nature our ancestors. Poppy hasn’t gone to one yet since they only do them three times a year, but she’s registered as a Native American.

My Beauty Uniform: Jordan Rebello

When did you leave Martha’s Vineyard?
My hometown on the Vineyard was so small, so everybody knew what everyone else was doing. I was always looking out my window, wishing for adventures. When I was 21, I moved to New York with three friends. I met my husband in Brooklyn, where I was working at a restaurant, and he was a bartender across the street. We moved out to Los Angeles and unexpectedly got pregnant with our daughter. Although the pregnancy was unplanned, it was also exciting; I had always wanted to have a baby at a younger age. We decided to come back to the Vineyard to have her and spend time with my family after she was born. We moved back to L.A. when she was 11 months old.

My Beauty Uniform: Jordan Rebello

When did you become interested in beauty? 
I have three older brothers, so I wasn’t around much makeup growing up — I always wished I had an older sister! We were constantly outside building tree houses and finding turtles. My interest in beauty didn’t come until I became a mom. I never even painted my nails until my daughter wanted to. She loves princesses and always wants to wear dresses. It’s funny to raise a child who’s so different from yourself. Sometimes I worry she’ll get too caught up in it, but I’ve learned to let go. I just tell her, ‘You’re perfect the way you are.’

My Beauty Uniform: Jordan Rebello

How did you end up becoming a model?
I’ve always loved fashion and photography, but I was more behind-the-scenes at first, selling vintage clothing as a side business. When Poppy came along I was a stay-at-home mom and a modeling agent found me on Instagram. At that time, the modeling industry was at a turning point and starting to broaden its idea of beauty. I was 26 and 5’2″, which is older and much shorter than most models, but I decided to go for it. My first job was modeling underwear for American Apparel!

Was it easy to get comfortable in front of the camera?
Growing up, I always felt nervous and awkward getting my picture taken. Then I hit 26 and had a baby, and I’m not even kidding, my confidence came. Accomplishing the feat of having a baby, and all the things that go with being a mom, made me much more sure of myself. Poppy has helped me learn to be more positive and avoid drama. Now I’m like, bring it on.

My Beauty Uniform: Jordan Rebello

Do you wear makeup?
I got much more into it after I did a campaign for Glossier. Their stuff is great for people who aren’t super into wearing makeup, but still want to look fresh. I usually use concealer on blemishes and under my eyes, and for special occasions I’ll go for a darker lip and color on the cheekbones. I’m also a sucker for Glossier Balm Dotcom, a tinted balm that gives a glossy look to lips, cheekbones and eyelids.

My Beauty Uniform: Jordan Rebello

What’s your skincare routine?
Most days, I’ll wash my face with only warm water and a white washcloth. It makes my skin feel clean without drying it out. On days when I wear more makeup, I use Kiehl’s facial scrub. Then I use Evan Healy rosehip facial serum and a rosewater mist to refresh and moisturize my face.

What about your body?
Yes! I exfoliate my body daily with a hand mitt and Aveda body polish in rosemary mint to make it smooth for the beach.

My Beauty Uniform: Jordan Rebello

Do you have any beloved drugstore products?
Baby powder! I bring a travel-size bottle to the beach; you just sprinkle a little on your skin when you’re leaving and it gets the sand right off. My daughter hates sandy feet, and it really works.

What else do you bring to the beach?
We’re very simple when it come to packing: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunscreen, coconut water, beer, rosé, carrots, hummus, chips and guacamole!

My Beauty Uniform: Jordan Rebello

Do you ever do beauty treatments?
I get a clear manicure and a brightly colored pedicure once a month, my eyebrows waxed every two weeks and a facial twice a year. For my wild beauty routine nights, I take myself to a Korean spa in L.A. with my girlfriends. We soak in the nude baths, steam it out and sometimes get acupressure massages. It’s a great way to unwind.

Are there any scents you like?
My mother-in-law gave me Philosykos by Diptyque and I’m really into its woodsy smell. I like burning palo santo, and I love a good Target trip to get candles!

My Beauty Uniform: Jordan Rebello

What do you love most about your look?
My curly hair. My hair feels so spiritual to me. Sometimes in castings they’re looking for a multi-racial or ethnically ambiguous model, but they’ll decide to straighten my hair. They’re often unhappy once they do it because my hair is such a key part of my look. I always go straight home after those shoots and take a shower so my hair will be curly again. It can be fun to feel like a different person, but I value my individuality more. Lately women and brands are getting really into naturally curly hair, though. I’ve talked to a lot of other models about it — it’s such a confidence booster.

Do you talk to your daughter about being multi-racial?
Yes, we embrace it for sure. Poppy is more confident than I ever was — she is already proud of her identity. She compares herself to Moana.

My Beauty Uniform: Jordan Rebello

How do you take care of your hair?
I shampoo once a week, but I condition it every time I shower. I use a wet brush, then let it dry naturally in the California sun. I’ll keep it unbrushed for a day or two until it get’s too tangled, then I do it all over again. I used to switch shampoos all the time, but my friend introduced me to a natural brand from New Zealand called Sans [ceuticals]. Now I’m obsessed and won’t use anything else. I also use their body, hair and face oil. It smells divine. I’m more into body oils than body lotions, but I do put body lotion in my hair.

Really?
Yeah, I was at a salon once, and a hairdresser recommending massaging a nice lotion into my hair to condition it and make it easier to brush. It helps a lot with frizz, too.

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Do you have any non-beauty routines that help you feel great? 
I’m not that model who is going to the gym twice a day. I’m more of a hiking and camping person. If I can squeeze it in, I’ll sneak to a yoga class after dinner while my husband is putting our daughter down. I’ve also been taking a Buti class, which focuses on tribal dance, yoga and core strength.

Jordan Rebello Beauty Uniform

How do you juggle the unpredictable hours of being a model and a mom?
Both my husband and I freelance, so we manage things week by week. We figure out who is working which days and who can take care of Poppy. If we’re both working, we’ll ask a friend to watch her or find a babysitter. One time our sitter didn’t show up so I had to bring her to the set. Luckily, the producers were amazingly cool and ended up using her in the shoot.

Do you have any nightly rituals?
Most nights I cuddle up with my family, a movie and some Straus ice cream. I make my own tea with almond milk, turmeric, ginger, honey and cinnamon. Even the smell instantly relaxes me.

My Beauty Uniform: Jordan Rebello

Thank you so much, Jordan!

P.S. More women share their beauty uniforms, including a makeup lover and hairstylist.

(Photos courtesy of Jordan Rebello and John Thomson and Dôen. Interview by Megan Cahn.)

  1. Lauren B says...

    I love this series because it constantly reminds me that a beauty routine can look different for everyone and be whatever works best for your lifestyle and body. I was a teenager and figuring out “beauty” in the late 90’s before we had blogs like this or even real women being honest about their beauty routines. My ideas of what I “should” be doing came mostly from tv commercials and magazines. A neutrogena commercial with girls scrubbing their faces and splashing water everywhere twice a day seemed like a huge burden. And shampoo commercials with perfectly coiffed model hair just made me feel like a slacker anytime I didn’t want to have to spend an hour giving myself a blow out (which I am really, really bad at anyway). Fast forward to me being 31 and I have finally realized all those years I spent modeling my beauty routine after unrealistic tv commercials just made me crazy and feel guilty for not spending more time on myself. I love seeing these gorgeous, real women saying they only shampoo their hair once a week (as I usually do) or just use warm water to wash their face. My beauty routine is very sparse but it works for me and I no longer feel the need to spend hours every day washing my face, shaving my legs, blow drying my hair, etc. There is so much freedom for me in that. So, thank you for showing us these lovely ladies who have had it right all along!

  2. joss says...

    Wow! Stunning woman, I sure am envious of her gorgeous hair.

    There’s a typo though! “Poppy is more confident then I ever was” (it should be ‘more confident than I ever was’).

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      thank you, joss!

  3. Jeannie says...

    Love this series and a feature on her! Did anyone else get uncomfortable with the word “garb” being used? It just sounds so low and not as reverent as one should use for their traditional heritage clothing. I would be so sad to call my traditional outfits “garb” since it has a negative connotation! I just say, “I love wearing traditional Vietnamese clothing, dresses, tunics, etc”

    • Rachel says...

      Hi Jeannie. I understand ‘garb’ to mean any kind of distinctive or customary dress (like Scottish garb, or a monk’s garb), so the usage seemed just right to me!

    • LJ says...

      Yes, I don’t see any lack of reverence in the usage of “garb.”

    • Jessica M says...

      I looked back at your comment, and realized you might have thought “garb” to be short for “garbage,” when it is its own word that means “a (usually distinctive) type of dress.” Nothing negative there! :) As a word-shortener myself, though, I can see how it might seem that way.

    • Kerri says...

      I thought this too. I’m used to it being called ‘regalia’ here in Canada!

  4. Jordan and her family are BEAUTIFUL (her daughter comparing herself to Moana – I’m dead). I would never have thought about the lotion in your thing – does it not leave your hair feeling greasy?

    I’m also going to have to tell my husband about the baby powder trick. We live 4 miles from the beach in LA, but he HATES feeling sandy, haha.

    http://www.wonderlandsam.com

  5. molly says...

    As a 6th generation Jamestown, RI native (an island that is 1 mile wide, 9 miles long right next to Newport, RI) I related so much to this post. I also have curly hair and have recently been wearing it naturally. I am Portuguese, Italian and Irish – a very rhode island mix. We learned all about the Wampanoag tribes growing up as well as the Narragansett indian tribe.

  6. I loved reading this article! Such a positive start to my day – really enjoy reading about working Mammas and how they go about a life with a young one in tow. Really great beauty advice too x

  7. gina solon says...

    Jordan is, as she appears here, absolutely beautiful inside and out.

  8. Christine says...

    I love that Jordan puts lotion in her hair! My mom is an old-school beautician (trained in the ’60s) and she always put pink lotion in my curly hair when I was little to help define the curls and moisturize. Other mixed race kids at my school would also talk about how their moms or dads would lotion their hair too. We all thought it was weird, but it works.

    Now I use Shea Moisture products but will totally spot check some frizz with whatever lotion I have on hand if I’m have a frizzy day.

  9. Ruby says...

    Another fab Beauty Uniform, thanks Jordan! But I have to say I’m a bit disappointed that CoJ used the phrase “tame the frizz” in the intro to this, especially as Jordan is talking about how much she embraces and loves her curls… She doesn’t see her hair as something that needs to be “tamed” (we never hear this kind of language used around straight, Caucasian hair) so a it seems like a shame that this was the lead in. Otherwise a great post!

    • june2 says...

      Frizz is not the same as curl…no one wants frizz, lol

    • KylieO says...

      I have straight Caucasian hair, and I still refer to it as “taming the frizz”!

    • Emma says...

      I am Caucasian and have terrible frizz problems sometimes with my fine, straight and short hair! I use a men’s styling creme to smooth it down. I would love gorgeous curls like Jordan but my friends who have natural curly hair tell me it takes a lot of looking after and envy my short, low maintenance hair. I guess we always want what we don’t have…

    • Lanna says...

      Hey Ruby!
      As someone with naturally curly hair, I can attest to the fact that there is a difference between taming the curls and taming the frizz. Much like with naturally straight hair, if I were to go to bed with my hair wet or if my hair is a bit dried out, there is a high chance of frizz. By adding a bit of coconut oil (or lotion) the frizz subsides. My hair is still curly, but the curls are more defined (much like adding a moisturizing agent to frizzy straight hair would subdue the fly-aways and leave you with shiny, straight hair). Hope that helps to clear things up!
      Thanks for the well intentioned comment. (:

  10. I’ve never heard of putting body lotion in curly hair. Interesting! I’m still trying to find out what works for my curls.

  11. N Rogers says...

    Great article! Would love her tea recipe…

  12. katy says...

    COJ Team – I see a lot of comments here regarding curly hair care. Would you please do post on the best products, tips, tricks, myths/mistakes, etc., regarding naturally curly hair?

    I just started embracing my curls, too (like many of your readers noted). And, my oh my there are so so many you tube tutorials, processes, tips, tools, tricks around that I never knew about. Ones that now make me LOVE my curly hair b/c I know what to do with it. If I had known about the curly girl method, devacurl, that I shouldn’t use regular shampoo, techniques like plopping, squish and condish, and the other terms and tricks curly hair people use, I would have embraced my hair a long time ago. And saved so much time and my hair by not straightening and damaging it. And, I’m still learning…I had no idea people use regular lotion in their curly hair.

    What if you found, say, 5 woman with different types of curls (there are SO many), and they told us the products they use, techniques that work for them, and why they love their hair that?

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      what an awesome idea, katy!!! thank you!

    • Great idea, especially since a single approach does not work for all the varieties of curly hair.

      I love my curls, but sure didn’t while growing up in the 80’s, when feathering and other popular hairstyles were an impossibility. No straightening irons in the “olden times”, as my kids say. And now that straightening is an easy option, I prefer my natural curls.

    • katy says...

      Awesome!

      And one more thought for curly haired curls that air dry or diffuse – Turbie Twist hair towel. Life changer for me.

    • Yes, so much this! I have fine, Caucasian/Jewish girl curls – there’s a lot of it, but it’s not terribly thick, so most heavier products and techniques don’t work for me. It’s taken half my life (no joke) and a progression of products and styles to figure out my best styling routine. Now, I use an alcohol-free gel mixed with a silicone-free anti-frizz cream, and do the Deva-style “squish” technique and blot with an old cotton T-shirt before air drying (occasionally I’ll use a blow-dryer with a diffuser if I’m in a hurry). Every curl is different! :)

  13. Ashley says...

    This is ALWAYS my favorite column. I wish you’d do one once a week. It’s so fascinating to me to read not only about the different products women use but also the history behind their ideas of beauty and how truly it has nothing to do with the products they use – because it can’t be recreated – it’s their essence. Every woman you’ve featured is so incredibly beautiful to me and it’s because EVERY woman is just that beautiful. Each one has so much wisdom behind her approach to beauty because they’ve reached a point of peace and self-love…and that uniform looks good one every woman.

  14. Ana says...

    Hurray for mixed race couples! My dad is also portuguese and my mom is african from Cape Green Islands. It’s not easy growing up as an “oreo” but nothing makes me prouder than my parents love and my heritage.

  15. Even though Jordon is a model, and utterly stunning, she seems so down-to-earth and unpretentious! What a true beauty, inside and out.

    p.s. I love the tip about talcum powder at the beach. My daughter gets frustrated when she can’t get sand off her feet and hands… now we have a solution!

  16. I love her natural curl and how she embraces it! I always enjoy this series, with it’s unexpected flashes of wisdom and inspiration, and this was my favourite Beauty Uniform so far.

  17. Robin says...

    Gorgeous! I love love her hair. And I am going to try the baby powder/cornstarch tip for the beach! How am I 38 with 2 kids and haven’t heard of this before?

  18. Meg says...

    What a beautiful mom and daughter.

  19. I also use Sans Ceuticals. It’s a gentle, natural product that really calms my frizzy hair. And I live about 5 minutes away from the maker’s hair salon here in Auckland!

  20. Lo says...

    I am obsessed with this, she’s so beautiful and her outlook on life seems so calm and chill.

    Definitely some tips to remember!

    Lo

  21. anita says...

    she is so beautiful in every single picture. I also love her vision of life.

  22. Beth says...

    Her comments about diversity in modeling got me thinking…what took us so long?? Who on earth doesn’t want to look at this gorgeous woman? Representation is so important but so is not denying ourselves of beauty in all its forms. It’s a win for humanity.

    Guess this one really spoke to me. Ha!

  23. Anna says...

    So beautiful! And thank you for featuring a woman who had a child “young”.

  24. Amy says...

    Wow, she just exudes positive energy and confidence! Loved this post.

  25. Ah I love seeing this! I grew up down the street from Jordan. She has always been such a lovely person all around. So happy to see her as the face of so many beautiful companies now.

  26. GL says...

    Loved this piece and Jordana’s approach towards life!

  27. Vicky says...

    I just want to add that the talcum powder at the beach is the best tip. We’ve been doing it for the last 5 years and it’s amazing. Plus your feet feel so soft afterwards.

  28. Her child-like features are so captivating to the eye :)

  29. oh my goodness, she is so so so beautiful! Love the natural hair and I agree – it is a spiritual thing.

  30. emily says...

    love love love this post! x they have stellar style and inner beauty.

  31. Michelle says...

    Love this post! It’s so interesting how she’s considered a “young mom” which I know she is in LA standards where people marry and mate so much older these days. I’m from Atlanta and 26 is a pretty normal age for marriage and kids in many places in the south. It would be interesting to see a post about the age of childbearing in different cities and cultures!

    • Kate says...

      That was my first thought, too! 26 seems so typical to become a mom, and yet I became a mom at 30 (which feels old to start having kids) and my girlfriends in their early and mid thirties haven’t started thinking about them yet. It’s definitely because we’re city dwellers!

  32. Oh, I love her style so much… especially the curly hair! I’ve finally started to embrace my natural curls so I love the advice on how to care for it. Also, I’m super into body oils and body exfoliating. Maybe it’s a west coast thing? It feels super good though. xx

  33. JP says...

    As a mixed brown woman, I love this one! All I had growing up was Jasmine, so happy there are more princesses these days <3

  34. jeannie says...

    What a lovely woman! This was one of my favorite beauty posts!

  35. What a unique background and experience growing up. And I’m so glad we’re moving beyond 6 foot, stick models. That was getting dull.

    Great interview! More please!

    http://www.shessobright.com

  36. She is too beautiful! Her hair is amazing. One of my wishes is to embrace my curly hair. Does she use any other products aside from shampoo/conditioner and lotion?

  37. Hope says...

    My exercise routine is Barre3. I love it. Did anyone else not hear of her routine, Buti? Check out the link. (I think Jordan is in one of the photos..her hair got my attention). Buti looks hard core…I am intrigued!!

    • amanda june says...

      yes, 3 cheers for barre3!

  38. She compares herself to MOANA! That’s so amazing and highlights the importance of having films and artists who look like all of us. Also, could we get a recipe for that tea please? Yum!

    • Lucy says...

      I’d love the tea recipe too!

    • Amy says...

      Same!

    • Amy H says...

      Yes please on the tea recipe!

    • Veronica says...

      It sounds like golden milk to me. Just google “golden milk” and a million recipes will pop up. It’s quite popular where I live, plus good for you AND so tasty.

  39. i loved this one! some of these beauty uniform spots I don’t identify with at all, but she seems so down to earth and authentic.

  40. How refreshing! I love they way she feels that her NATURAL hair is so tied to her identify in such a positive way. It’s gorgeous, and embracing your natural beauty and advocating for that is such a beautiful thing. I’ve spent years curling my hair, and just recently started wearing it natural and it feels so refreshing! I loved this profile!

    Xoxo http://www.touchofcurl.com

  41. I love seeing women embrace their curly hair! My daughter’s hair is curly and it’s so beautiful. It’s my mission to make sure she loves it. I had no idea how many women straighten their curls until I had a kid in daycare…little girls with curly hair were everywhere I looked! I know so few adults who wear their curls daily, but when they do I always think they look stunning.

    • MJ says...

      my daughter has curly hair as well and she longs to have her older sisters long straight hair. Ugh, I LOVE it and want her to embrace it but it is true, there are so few adults who wear their curls daily!

    • Jessica says...

      Hi Meltown, I’m a curly-haired adult here and just want to say that your instincts are right that you can make a big difference in the way your daughter thinks of her hair. My mom and aunts were always very positive about my curly hair, which I get from my dad and not them. My mom also always took me to a good hair stylist, even as a little kid, to make sure my hair was being well cared for since she really didn’t know what to do with it. I felt so special as a kid sitting in stylist’s chair at this fancy salon! I think my mom gave me the sense that my hair was special and worth caring for that helped me ride out the hard years where I was hyper-conscious of being different.

    • Jessica, thank you so much for your comment! I take my daughter to my fancy salon (she’s 5), and I’m glad to hear that instinct was correct! It’s also been a great bonding experience for us. She’s very athletic (also from her dad), and engineering minded (from my dad), so while it started out as a way to help her embrace her hair (and for me to learn how to care for it) it has also become a fun mom-daughter bonding experience since our interests are very different (I’m a non-athletic, bookworm, math hater). She loves the time together, and the girls at the salon dote on her and make her feel special.

    • Lisa says...

      I would LOVE to have curly hair (when I was young I dreamed of having hair like Sarah Brightman, the singer who was in Phantom of the Opera), but mine is super straight. This has been going on for generations – my grandmother wanted curly hair and permed hers well into her 70s (she stopped when her sister got too old to do it for her). Then, when my mom was little my grandmother used to do her hair up in rags so she could have curls, and once again – my mother perms her hair and has done so my whole life. I’ve actually learned to live with it but am quite pleased that my son has curls (I don’t know if they’ll last). Only problem is that I have no idea how to care for them

      I guess many many people just wish they had the opposite of the hair they have

  42. Resi says...

    congratulations on another wonderful beauty uniform! so happy to see another wonderful woman grace your site. also: hello curls! i have the same kind of curls on my head and have been using body lotion for years. recently i read a post of deb perelman (the smitten kitchen) and how she teats her daughter’s curls: leave the conditioner in! i’ve been experimenting with this tip but am alternating with just adding body lotion after the shower (after washing the conditioner out but not very thoroughly, just a super quick rinse). then i also feel that my curls are ever changing – even at 30! they depend so much on the water (soft, hard, the lake, the sea…), the breeze/air they dry in, the hurry you’re in while letting the dry and the attitude you’re in while waiting for them to dry. i feel whenever i want them to look “perfect” (let’s say for a party or wedding or some other celebration) they’re just doing whatever. and when you come back from a super low-key day at the beach about to hop into the shower they have the perfect look. oh well. life of a curly haired woman :) cheers! resi

  43. Carrie says...

    Good Lord she is magnificent.

  44. Lindsay says...

    Jordan, you sound lovely. And oh how I love Martha’s Vineyard. Thank you for sharing :)

  45. JMB says...

    I hope my someday wife looks just like her.

    • JMB says...

      ALSO- yes! I have been putting hand lotions and body butters in my Irish/Portuguese/Native American hair for a few years. It’s the only thing that works. F’sho. I second. My hair doesn’t have ringlets. It’s just really wavy and prone to being fluffy. I put it in when it’s damp and I dont brush it after that.

  46. She seems so refreshing, such an easy routine, very natural and I love that 70’s bohemian vibe she has. Yay to curls!

  47. sarah K says...

    Just beautiful! And I love, love, her natural curly hair. I’m white with stick-straight blah hair, but I have a beautiful mixed-race daughter with hair that looks almost exactly like Jordan’s. I love learning to work with it, and I hope that like Jordan she grows up to feel that her hair is spiritual and a beautiful part of her, just the way it is in its natural glory! We use Shea Moisture’s Curl Milk in her hair–it’s basically a lotion and it helps soooo much.

  48. Heather says...

    Wow I go to Cape Cod every year and have been to Martha’s Vineyard many times, and feel dumb for never having thought about native tribes there. Cool!

  49. Ros says...

    Loved this post! Thank you for displaying diversity in a beautiful form <3
    Thought: any way we can do some features or posts on fitness lovers/athletes/nutritionists/health gurus? They don't have to be skinny or muscleheads, but just people that love to live a healthy, active, yet balanced lifestyle. I think it would be nice to see what they eat, what workouts they like, playlists, things of that sort :)

    • sarah K says...

      YES what a great idea! I second this.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      what a fun idea, thank you!

    • Emily says...

      +1 to that idea! Would love that!

    • Lucy says...

      Yes to this idea!

    • Victoria says...

      Yes!! Adriene from Yoga with Adrien would be perfect for that kind of post!

    • Jane says...

      Yeah, that’s a great idea! I would love to read about those topics.

    • Michelle says...

      I have a great suggestion for a person to interview! My friend and yoga instructor who lives in Venice – she’s beautiful inside and out and so down to earth. Feel free to email me and I can send you her info! :)

    • Nina says...

      Yes to this! My amazing and amazingly fit friends Carrie and Matt McCulloch, who own Kinected studio (an integrative fitness/Pilates/Gyrotonic center in Chelsea), would be perfect if you’re looking for subjects!

      http://www.kinectedcenter.com/about/staff.html

    • Amy H says...

      I love this idea, but would love to see a Cuo of Jo “keep it real” approach where people also share their challenges and barriers and tips for fitting in fitness around real life! I was super active growing up, but now am in my thirties with two kiddos and…the struggle is real, lol.

  50. Do you have a go to Korean spa? I live in LA and I’m overwhelmed by all the options.

    • Michelle says...

      Second this!

    • ali says...

      Natura Spa on Wilshire!

  51. Kate says...

    Lovely!! Especially her spiritual connection to her curls!! I have naturally curly hair too and feel that it’s deeply connected to my individuality. I used to take offense to the many “Do you ever straighten you hair?” comments, but now I just smile and respond, “Nope!”

  52. shannon says...

    Wow, this is such a great interview!! I love, love, love how her confidence and career took off after becoming a mom. So often we hear the opposite, which can be discouraging. Brava, Jordan!

    Her parenting style sounds so relaxed, too: “One time our sitter didn’t show up so I had to bring her to the set. Luckily, the producers were amazingly cool and ended up using her in the shoot.” Most moms would freak out (and maybe she did too) but it sounds like she handled it with such poise.

  53. Emily says...

    This made me just so happy. I have hair just like hers, and it’s such a confidence boost to see women embrace their curls! I love my hair, and am so glad to see there are finally products out there for us curly girls.

  54. Eliza Hall says...

    Instead of baby powder you can use corn starch (in an empty/washed baby powder bottle) for the same effect at the beach but also makes it non-toxic/edible – perfect for sandy little hands that want to eat a beach snack or if they get sand near their eyes!

    • sarah K says...

      Thanks for this suggestion. I loved the idea of what baby powder could do for the sand issues, but I don’t want to use it because of its toxicity.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      great suggestion, thank you!

    • Nina says...

      Great tip, thanks!!

  55. Lisa says...

    She’s so gorgeous! And it must have been wonderful to grow up somewhere with so much family around, and deep roots.

    Her daughter is the cutest

  56. Kerry says...

    I have to give a shout out to one of the beauty products that Jordan mentioned. I use all of the Evan Healy facial line – cleanser, hydrosols, facial serums. They are organic, made with amazing essential oils. The scent is out of this world, and they work so beautifully (as you can see from Jordan’s stunning skin). I have struggled with acne my whole life and these products are the first natural product I’ve found that actually works for my skin. I can’t recommend them enough. It’s nice to support a company that makes beautiful things and is ethical.

    • Gen says...

      Also best lip balm EVER from EH.

    • Rachel says...

      Thanks for highlighting this natural line. I’m thinking of checking it out. I’ve struggled w/ acne-prone & sensitive skin since my teens.

  57. Katie says...

    You all do such a great job of showing a diverse range of women with different approaches to beauty – and making me envy all of them!

  58. Amanda Blair says...

    I love that she got into model later than most do and is only 5’2! It goes to show you the only obstacles out there are ones that we put in front of ourselves! Also, her hair is incredible!

  59. jd says...

    made my tuesday! can’t wait to try the shampoo rec. beautiful lady & family!

  60. sam says...

    Can we get that tea recipe? it sounds amazing…

    • mollcoll says...

      I agree – sounds so good!

    • juliana says...

      I’d love to know as well! Sounds so yummy

  61. Lora says...

    She is absolutely stunning!

  62. Stephanie says...

    Love this beauty uniform! Very interested in the tea recipe. Would you mind sharing how to make it? :)

  63. becs says...

    Oooohhh…can I have your tea recipe? That sounds amazing!

  64. Maureen says...

    Love this post. Could you please share your recipe for the almond milk tea?

    • Megan Cahn says...

      Here you go!
      1 cup almond milk
      1 teaspoon coconut oil
      1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder or more depending
      Honey and a dash of cinnamon

    • Aya says...

      Not in the recipe but I’ve always heard to crack a little black pepper in with your turmeric because it boosts the bioavailability (aka absorption) of curcumin (the anti-inflammatory yellow part). And I don’t think it tastes funny.

    • Maureen says...

      Thank you!

  65. I can see why she’s a model.. best skin and best hair! x

  66. Lindsay says...

    Jordan is fascinating! We heard a lot about hair tips, but my question is specifically because she’s a beach person–does she have any tips for the bikini line?

    • Naty says...

      Yes this!!!

  67. Dana says...

    Gorgeous woman, strong and connected to her culture. She’s a true Island Queen! I’d love to know more about her hair care routine… I have a crazy head of curls and have yet to find a cut or product (other than a dip in the sea) that works to perfection…

  68. Erin says...

    I really appreciate the diversity you show in these posts. It seems that many of the beauty uniform women are still what a large number of people would call attractive. What do you think about including some examples like those of us who are beautiful to ourselves, our friends, families and partners but considered average or less by western society’s standards? It would be wonderful to see that kind of diversity too.

    • Katie says...

      That’s an interesting point. I think there have been a few Beauty Uniforms where the woman is not traditionally beautiful, but you’re right that most do subscribe to the standard ideal (thin, young, flawless skin). Would be nice to add that perspective – I do think that’s the goal of this series and they’re doing a good job of getting there!

    • Meredith says...

      Oooh, I love this idea! I think part of it is that the photographs are always so beautiful so even a more “average” looking person comes across in their best light. Beauty Uniforms are one of my favorite types of post!

    • Laura says...

      i think that’s a credit to what great posts these CoJ beauty uniforms are! anyone can be seen as beautiful depending on how they’re being depicted and how they’re feeling, and this blog does a wonderful job of portraying women.

      besides these posts, i love that the blog has also included some pieces about women that have dealt with insecurity issues. so it’s a nice balance between “look at how gorgeous all these women are!” but also “okay we don’t *always* feel fabulous and that’s okay.”

    • Erin says...

      Katie, Meredith and Laura – love your replies! I do think Cup of Jo is doing a great job on these and love the diversity so far. Hoping to see more in the future. It would be so cool to see some older women too – – help me fear aging a little less #kiddingnotkidding Beauty uniform is second only to week of outfits as my fave posts. :)

    • Gina says...

      agree! everyone always has flawless skin (and if they don’t the photos are depicted to make it look like they do). How about some pictures for us women who are in our 30s and still struggle with acne/ acne scarring?

    • GFY says...

      This mirrors what I’ve been wanting to ask for which is just a random reader profile pick, lol, if that makes sense. I’m thinking, if you wouldn’t mind being profiled, submit your email to a specified (COJ) link where it would be pulled AT RANDOM for a profile here, including a photo visit, etc. It would just be fun to see who comes up and what a random readers life is like. The commenters here are all so interesting and I don’t know, it would be fun, sort of like a lottery!

  69. Amy says...

    Tea recipe please!

  70. Gorgeous curls!

  71. Cara says...

    She is absolutely stunning and I LOVE LOVE LOVE her hair. Great piece!

  72. Sarah W says...

    How do I make that tea?! Sounds awesome.

  73. Emma says...

    My hair is very similar to hers and I blow dry it straight several times a week, I am almost ready to plunge into curly land, she makes it look so cool. My problem is that my curly hair looks crazy after I sleep on it and I can’t imagine letting it air dry at home every morning for an hour. Hmmmm…. grass is always greener.

    • Lael says...

      do it! just put curls in a bun on top of your head at night, thats what i do and i have very curly hair. and you might get used to the air drying, its easiest, or use a diffuser attachment on your blowdryer!

    • jona hilario says...

      Have you tried a satin lined cap or a satin pillowcase?

    • Kate says...

      Do it! I have this same quandry after I sleep on my curls, but I’m finding that I get the most compliments on my slightly messier second day hair, even though I prefer to look more polished.

      The best way to find a happy medium, I’ve found, is to reactivate my product with water from a spray bottle. This way I can reorganize the slightly too messy parts but still rake in those confidence boosting complements!!

      Either way, I hope you find what makes you feel most beautiful!!

    • Also, I hear silk pillowcases are great for preventing tangles. And supposed to be good for preventing wrinkles, too.

  74. Sue says...

    Lovely post. She seems like such a wise person whose beauty shines from within as well.

  75. Diana McNeill says...

    5’2″ and a model. SO cool.

    • Christina says...

      Yes! I’m the same height and that was encouraging to me.

    • Emily says...

      Same!! Would love if more brands embraced petite models, especially because I feel like clothes are rarely modeled by/made for my body type.

  76. Nan says...

    What a lovely person and such a beauty!

  77. Michaela says...

    What amazing hair! I love this peek into someone’s daily life.

  78. Melanie says...

    good lord she is lovely.

  79. J says...

    My hairdresser always tells me to use body lotion in my hair, too! Particularly, he recommends Lubriderm unscented. I alternate between using that or the classic Nivea cream in blue tin. I have thick, wavy, shorter-than-chin-length hair.

    • kathy says...

      Wait – I didn’t understand the tip. Do you wash it out the next day or you just keep it in and the lotion weighs down/moisturizes the hair? My hair is super frizzy so I’m so interested!

    • Nina says...

      I’m also confused! Sorry, do you mind clarifying? How much lotion do you use and do you just apply to the tips?

    • J says...

      Hey Kathy and Nina – here’s a little more detail. Keep in mind my hair is THICK, wavy / poofy / flippy, and I’m growing it out of pixie cut. Right now it’s almost to my chin.

      For the Lubriderm lotion, after shampooing I towel dry hair and then use about a nickel size amount, working it through my hair from roots to ends. I always air dry. It moisturizes and helps weigh the hair down just a bit, providing some light control.

      The Nivea cream is multi-purpose and provides more texture and weight to the hair than Lubriderm. I use it most often when my hair is in a true pixie cut, as a kind of like a moisturizing texture / styling cream. I work about a 1/2 tsp (fingertip scoop amount?) of cream through damp hair, let it air dry, then I’ll go back and add more cream to define and texturize when it’s dry.

      The only other product I use, and have gone through bottles of the stuff, is the Biolage shine milk spray. I’m convinced nothing else is needed in my hair arsenal.

    • Jessica says...

      Kathy and Nina, I also use lotion in my hair, sort of like a styling cream. I just rub a basic hand or body lotion (like Aveeno or Nivea or Eucerin) between my palms (almost like putting on hand lotion), and then just smooth it over my hair wherever I feel like it needs a bit of smoothing and polishing. I have naturally curly, fine hair (not coarse at all) and mainly do this to combat frizz or define curls that have lost their shape. It’s especially useful when I do any kind of updo. My hair sucks in any moisture so I don’t have a problem with it weighing down my hair or making it greasy. I don’t use a lot so I don’t really worry about washing it out until the next time I wash my hair.

  80. Wow, the pictures and looks are really amazing!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  81. Audrey says...

    What a natural beauty!! Thanks for sharing. And I love that she’s a petite (short) model. I’m 5’0″ and finally at age 31 I’m learning to embrace my height… and flats :)

  82. “My hair feels so spiritual to me.” I love that. She has such a natural glow about her!

  83. Lauren E. says...

    The photos of Jordan and her daughter are absolutely stunning!

  84. rachael says...

    I think this women could wear a paper sack and still look gorgeous. She is a true beauty!!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      no kidding! :)

  85. Alice Jones says...

    Wow Jordan, you are beautiful! I like the idea of a nude manicure and a bright pedicure. Thank you for this lovely piece!