Very few moments in the day are as bare as the moment you wake up. We each have our own kinks and quirks that help us get out of bed, but few of us are brave enough to share them with the world. Introducing A Cool Morning, a deep dive into the intimate daytime rituals of our coolest friends and beauty innovators.
Below, upcoming alt-rock singer Ryahn gives us a closer look at her love for showers, her obsessive fascination with lotioning her tattoos, and more:
What’s the first thing you do every morning?
Check my phone’s notifications with one eye open and then hop into the shower weirdly fast lol. I literally need to shower to resurrect myself.
Do you have a morning workout routine?
I have to stretch in the morning. If I’m in a really good mood and I have time, I’ll do a little yoga.
Shower at night, morning, or both?
BOTH. I can’t wake up until I shower and I can’t go to sleep in the right mind unless I shower again.
Daily alarm time? How many times do you hit snooze?
Most of the time it takes one ring but at least one day a week I play the snooze game for a solid hour. Those are my late fashionably late days.
If you’re running late, what’s the one thing you have to do?
MAKEUP. If it’s not done I’m not going.
I love bagels a lot, so usually, I have a bagel with cream cheese or pastry with coffee and then I’m set until lunch. If it’s one of the days I wake up super hungry then I’ll eat a fat (meatless) burger and fries for breakfast, easyyy.
Weirdest morning beauty habit?
Lotioning my only tattoo for a long time just to look at it because I love how it saturates the ink to look darker.
What does your morning hair-care routine look like?
Basically nothing besides condition my hair and lay my edges when my hair is braided because braids are typically a low maintenance style. Anything by Shea Moisture works wonders for me. Especially the Plantain and Yucca Conditioner!
How much time do you spend on your skincare routine?
I don’t spend a lot of time on skincare but I do make sure and keep my face cleansed before and after makeup. I use a lot of rose water for that. I also try to drink plenty of water every day.
How long do you usually take to get ready for the day?
I always say exactly one hour is just enough time. If I’ve got an important date or show, I’d say two to be safe.
What’s the one product you could never leave the house without putting on?
LIP GLOSS. No matter what.
The first word/thing that popped into your head this morning?
I’m sooo tired.
Your favorite morning read?
What’s on your nightstand right now?
Probably all my accessories from the night before, lol.
What’s the current ringtone on your alarm?
I pick the most annoying sounds available so I’ll actually wake up!
Coffee, tea, or go-to morning drink?
COFFEE. Organic Mexican to be exact. The first thing I consume just about every day.
What’s the last thing you did before you headed out the door today?
I always gotta check myself out one final time before I’m out the door.
Listen to Ryahn’s latest single, “Sad Boy,” below: