The most bubbly TikTok star is definitely Deanna Giulietti. Everyone’s favorite OOTD Queen – the sole CEO of OO-TA-DAH – is continuing to make a name for herself on TikTok. HollywoodLife spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Deanna about the new limited edition Conair’s Jumbo and Super Jumbo Ceramic Hot Rollers, which will be available from October 1st.
“It’s my New Year’s resolution this year to be more beautiful with hair, like in general. I don’t seem to want to spend $80 on blowouts anymore. I’ve done. I practiced blowing the trumpet whenever I had an audition at the musical theater. I’m going to go and do an $80 flush and I feel like this is crazy. I need to find a way to do it at home. I’m doing everything at home. I have found a way to do my nails at home. I’m doing my makeup at home. I talk to my friends at home. I can do this,” explains Deanna.
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She continued: “So everyone gets a Dyson for Christmas, and I thought, I’m not going to put this money in Dyson. No one knows how to use it. Everyone got their hair stuck in it. Let me just try the hot rolls. On the first try, I filmed it because I liked it [it’s] The content is also good. I filmed it and it turned out better than what I did at a lot of different salons on my first try. And it went viral instantly. Everyone loves, oh, it’s so easy to use. She’s using it for the first time out of the box, and it’s a gift I can get for $30. Dyson was like $500. I was like, I hit the jackpot. I was like, guys, this is it. I have the secret to my hair right here.”
Hot rolling has been a tried and true hair gift since its emergence in the beauty industry in the early ’80s. Deanna will frankly admit that “hair, in general, is tough.” However, she has a trick when using the Conair hot roller that she should never forget.
“I will say one thing that I found is that when you use their hot roller and you shoot a clip, you want to shoot it from the top. Does that make sense? And it will hold your head up high for you because I made that mistake to begin with,” Deanna revealed. “I just wanted to put it on, but that hot roller is very hot. So if it’s on your face, it’s hot on your skin. You will get a red mark. So the best tip I have is when you roll it, make sure when you cut it you go from the top it will fix it up. “
In addition to TikTok, Deanna also has great acting aspirations. “I’ve always wanted to be on Broadway. That’s it for me. I came out of the womb singing. That’s just it. I went to opera school, and when I moved to the city, I was doing musicals. I did operas, and that’s my way of life. Before I touched social media, I did Jersey Boys on Norwegian Cruise Lines. And then COVID shuts down cruise ships, rightfully so. “
After the cruise ships shut down, Deanna finds herself stuck – until she finds social media as a way out. While balancing a social media career, Deanna kept an eye on Broadway. “I’ve been on social media ever since and found connections with people and fashion, hair and makeup because I’ve always had a fascination with it because of the music scene. It’s all about people starting to love my broad personality, but I got that out of the theater,” she said. HollywoodLife. “That’s part of it. My dream role is to join Chicago. I want to be Roxie Hart. I want to join SIX play. I want to be Elphaba. My dream is to perform on Broadway 100%. “
Deanna admits that showing her audition process on TikTok is how her Conair collaboration began. “I’m getting ready for my audition, and I’m going to do my Conair, and I’m going to show everyone that I’m ready to record my own tapes,” she explained. “I started putting them on YouTube, what I could share on YouTube. You can’t actually put scenes of reality shows on YouTube. But I show my process only to aspiring actresses, actors, anyone out there who’s like, okay, what’s it really like? And it was like, oh, that’s hundreds and hundreds of auditions. That’s really what it looks like. So it’s about finding joy in the part that you can control, which is getting ready, choosing your outfit, putting on your makeup and then you keep putting yourself out there. “
As Deanna amassed more than 1 million followers on TikTok, she was well aware of how the platform has helped her gain more popularity as an actress. Deanna revealed that before the pandemic, she was the top choice for Ariel in a musical by Footloose.
“The casting directors knocked me out in the final and they said, ‘Hey, Deanna, you’re our number one choice for Ariel. But you’re not a name, so we can’t choose you. I need you to work this year to become a name. ‘ I remember saying, ‘What? I have made it so far. I’m all the way here. Now I need to be a name. ‘ This is 2018, so I haven’t even touched social media before. As soon as COVID hit and it was the only thing I could do, I remember him saying it and I was like, I’m going to put it on social media. I’ll put myself out there. I won’t wait for people to choose me anymore. You can only wait so long until you have to start advocating for yourself and putting yourself out there,” she revealed.
Deanna attended recently New York Fashion Week, which she calls a “phenomenal” experience. “Honestly, I think the best part of Fashion Week is that people are just in the city. I met a lot of people queuing for performances,” said Deanna. “My Instagram lovers, my favorite TikTokers, my favorite designers, I met them waiting in line. Rebecca Minkoff’s show, and then we have to enjoy the show together. And then just street photographers. I’m outside Alice & Olivia’s and there was a photographer on the street saying, ‘Deanna, please, come right here. I would love to take a picture of you in front of the brick. ‘ It’s just fun and collaborating with people who just want to work together and create content and pick each other’s brains, that’s definitely the most exciting part of Fashion Week. “