VV: You’ve also talked about getting back to acting. What kind of role would you like to tackle next?
E: For TV, I would love to one of those borderline comedies that’s so wrong but so funny. I want something like that. And then for movies, I want something where I have to strip myself down. Something I really have to study for, whether it’s learning a language or an accent or something. I want to challenge myself.
Your style is constantly evolving. Will you ever go back to the short cut we all know you for?
You know what? Honestly, to my friend today, this morning, I was like, “Girl, I think I’m about to cut my hair off.” Like, I’m feeling it! But I don’t want to go back to retro me [Laughs].
Maybe an updated version?
An updated version. I honestly have thought about it. I love hair.
Would you say that’s your favorite part about styling yourself?
Yes. It’s fun! It’s an accessory. It’s like putting on a bracelet or a ring. My boyfriend teases me. We’ve been together three years, and in every vacation picture, I have different hair. I can’t help it.
Would you say you’re a girly girl?
Oh, I’m a girly girl, but I’m like a schizophrenic because I love my sweatpants, too. That’s the first thing I do when I go to a hotel or when I come home. I put on something comfortable.
You’re in the hot seat for “Salon Sessions,” but if you were sitting in the audience, who is someone you would like to watch get interviewed?
Lauryn Hill. She’s such an inspiration still. I know she’s going through a lot, but I’m really happy that she’s signed a new deal with Sony. I’m happy to hear music from her. She’s one of the greatest, and it’s great that she’s like, fuck it, I am who I am and I’m not gonna be who you want me to be.
Lip Lock hits stores on May 14.