Nasim Pedrad Answers Our Burning Beauty Questions


As scripted cable comedy CHAD preps for a sophomore season on TBS, creator, star (she plays Chad) and Saturday Night Live alum Nasim Pedrad answers our rapid-fire beauty questions (no, she can’t master a blowout but, yes, she loves a good Barbara Sturm facial).

Beauty to me is…confidence.

The greatest thing about aging is…knowing yourself.

I feel most beautiful when…I’m doing things that bring me joy.

The beauty move I still can’t master is…giving myself a salon-quality blowout.

The beauty treatment I leave to the pros is…anything with hair color! Matt Rez in LA and Carrie McCard in NYC are the best of the best.

The beauty treatment I can’t live without is…a Barbara Sturm facial.

The beauty product I splurge on is…the K18 conditioner.

The beauty product I always have with me is…sunblock.

The last beauty-related thing I did for the first time was…the goop G.Tox Reset Kit.

I am proudest of…my Iranian heritage.

The beauty hack I’ve learned while getting ready on set is…deep conditioning my hair with a mask under the Chad wig.

The first big splurge I bought myself when I started booking roles was…a piano.

The best bathroom run-in I’ve ever had at an awards show was…with my own father.

The one store I shop at the most is…this boutique in LA called OK. Great spots for gifts!

The last beauty product I used until the end was…the iS Clinical Pro Heal Serum.

My favorite indulgence is…Persian food.

My favorite way to unwind is…laughing with my sister.

My biggest beauty inspiration is…my mom, Ara.

My first beauty memory was…watching my mom hook me up with a double French braid.