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Rochelle Humes talks 'Beychella', haircare in the sun & why she swears by silk pillowcases

Fresh from a trip to the desert, we caught up with Rochelle to get the goss…

Leanne Bayley
Leanne BayleyDirector of Lifestyle & Commerce
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We all saw the pictures of Rochelle Humes living her best life at Coachella festival at the weekend - looking all stylish in front of the big wheel! The 29-year-old took to Palm Springs with ghd and fresh from her trip, she revealed all the gossip with HELLO! 

"I loved Coachella, it was better than I expected," she said. "It was always on my bucket list, and what with Beyonce being on stage, I had to go."

Talking of Beyonce, did attending 'Beychella' make Rochelle want to grab the mic and perform again? "Seeing her on stage was amazing but it didn’t make me want to pick up the mic again,” she told us. "I just enjoyed singing and dancing with my friends in the crowd."

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Rochelle partying at Coachella in front of the big wheel on day one of the annual music festival

How about Bey’s dancing - would her moves ever inspire her to follow in the footsteps of her Saturdays bandmates and hit the Strictly dance floor? "No – I love to watch it but I would never take part, I wouldn’t be good enough."

Rochelle rocked many hair trends during her stint in the desert. Styled by Patrick Wilson, ghd’s guest artist, we saw an epic ponytail, bouncy curls with beads, and a seriously playful updo. 

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When we asked Rochelle which look she preferred, she revealed it was the Power Pony. She said: "This was a super fun look – it was my fave of Coachella weekend! I like wearing my hair sleek to my head so that it’s simple at the front and then the big textured pony was such a statement at the back, it was perfect for Beyonce night!"

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Rochelle sporting the Power Pony, styled by ghd, for day two of Coachella

The mum-of-two recently decided to embrace her curly hair, and ditch the straighteners - but the sun can be tricky for curls. What’s her hair care secret for hot temps? "I use a deep conditioner and the ghd heat protect spray with UV protection so that my hair doesn’t get damaged from the sun." As well, she’s obsessed with coconut oil, telling us: "I use it for everything – face, hair, cooking! And I used it on the girls when they were babies instead of moisturiser, it makes skin so soft. I take it on holiday and use it for multiple purposes."


Heat Protection Spray with UV Protection, £12.95, ghd

Rochelle’s other piece of advice is to invest in a silk pillowcase to sleep on: "A silk pillowcase is great for your skin, and your hair, so I use one of them."

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A cute little up-do for Rochelle, styled by Patrick Wilson

As LA is a long way away, and she often goes on gorgeous holidays with her beautiful family, we couldn’t resist asking Rochelle what she uses to keep her skin looking great on the flight. She told us: "I always take a sheet mask with me on a flight and I use a night cream or face oil, something really rich to hydrate my skin as it’s so drying being on planes."

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You show those curls! 

She did leave husband Marvin at home, he hilariously shared a screenshot of his wife FaceTiming him after watching Beyonce, captioning it "This is the moment my wife just compared watching Beyoncé in the desert to our wedding night.. saying it was 'probably as good as that' I’ve told her she needs to get home she’s way too gassed.. KMT.. look how dreamy her glance is for Queen B. #SheDidntEvenLookAtMeAtOurWeddingLikeThat #BeyonceGotMyWifeWhipped #99problems #BeyChella." Was he jealous of her epic trip? "YES!"

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Before returning to the day job, Rochelle couldn’t resist a quick visit to cult favourite, Glossier, where she stocked up on her "fave" product, the coconut balm dotcom. 

Accessorised hair was a key trend at this year's Coachella festival - will you be trying it? 

So now she’s ticked Coachella off the bucket list, what’s next? "Running the marathon! I am doing that next week – although I’m not sure Coachella is the best prep for it. I am running for Teenage Cancer Trust so that will give me the motivation I need."

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We were so excited by Rochelle's looks, we decided to give them a whirl! Scroll down to see model Melissa get the Coachella makeover, complete with ghd styling and even a Rochelle for New Look festival wardrobe... 

We also got Melissa to try the perfect up-do! 

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