The actress shares her workout routine and post-exercise essentials.
Written By JESS BASSER SANDERS
Makeup By MAXINE LEONARD
Hair By BEN SKERVIN
Nails By MARISA CARMICHAEL
Styled By RITA ZEBDI
When she burst onto the scene two years ago with her role in Transformers: Age of Extinction, Nicola Peltz became an overnight fashion fixture, turning up for premieres in Stella McCartney and Prada. To make the inevitable pun, Peltz truly embraces the power of transformation. Since then, she has been a regular on both the red carpet and the critically acclaimed FX show Bates Motel. Up next Youth in Oregon, a film that opens later this year, and When the Lights Go Out, a pilot the actress is filming in Georgia. Peltz’s favorite trick of the trade? “I always journal as my character,” she says.
Peltz grew up with six brothers, played ice hockey, and has done some decidedly strenuous work on set (what with all that running in heels circa Transformers). Here, the actress talks fitness for The Violet Files, revealing her preferred workout locations, attire, and soundtrack, and her beauty regimen once she’s done working up a sweat.
V.G.: Sweatiest workout?
N.P.: Hot yoga or SoulCycle.
Always in your gym bag?
Song to sweat to?
Anything by Rihanna.
Dream workout partner?
My mom, Claudia Peltz.
Running or walking?
Indoors or outdoors?
Workout gear of choice?
Nike leggings (although I wear them even when I’m not working out!), and a sports bra or a tight tank from Alexander Wang.
Makeup when working out is ___________.
Favorite post-workout meal?
Blueberry pancakes from the Peninsula Hotel.
Kashwére. If I could live in it, I would.
Sheet mask or clay mask?
Clay. My facialist, Lena Bratschi, makes my favorite one at her spa, Carasoin.
Bare-faced beauty icon?
What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
“Be yourself.”—my mom
How often do you wash your hair?
It depends if I’m working. If I am and they use hairspray, I wash it every day. If I’m off, I’ll wash it every other day. I love to use a shitload of conditioner—my favorite is Komenuka Bijin Moisturizing Hair Treatment.
Haircare: blow-dry or air-dry?
Natural, air-dry. I don’t blow-dry my hair.
I flip my head and then tie my hair up in the towel like a turban. My towel is the size of my body and I love it.