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15 August 2018
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Hailee Steinfeld became a pop star by cleverly toying with the balance of work and play. “Love Myself,” her first hit single, is, after all, rumored to be about both self-empowerment and sexuality. Its 2015 release added singer to Steinfeld’s already-impressive résumé, which includes an Academy Award nomination for her performance in the film True Grit and a Golden Globe nod for her role in the coming-of-age movie The Edge of Seventeen. Since, Steinfeld has released more chart-topping music and picked up huge roles in feature films. This summer, she’s on tour with Charlie Puth. But let’s not forget: somewhere along the way, she also finished high school.

She makes it look easy—but that doesn’t mean it always is. Steinfeld is transparent when it comes to her everyday struggles. “I’m on tour right now, and even then, in that sort of routine, I still have moments,” Steinfeld tells SELF. “I know I’ve got to be on stage in an hour, but then it feels like the snap of a finger and it’s two minutes away. You’re panicking, you’re freaking out, and it feels like everything’s not in place, but it is. It’s like an anxiety attack. It happens all the time.”

To stay grounded, Steinfeld relies on simple routines.
When it comes to staying clear-headed in the short term, she tries to take time for herself, even if it’s only for 15 minutes. She’s big on the little things that give her room to breathe, like zoning out while listening to music, shutting off her phone, taking a walk, or sleeping an extra hour. Steinfeld is quick to laugh at her own imperfections and unabashed in admitting that it is not a high-end massage or a shopping spree that helps her de-stress after a rough week, but a little bit of makeup. As for the single product she always keeps handy? “Concealer,” she says. “Under-eye concealer.”

She describes herself as a “major goal person,” in that she loves setting them—and then writing all of them down.
To keep things organized, she collects notebooks: “I have more notebooks than anybody, ever.” Steinfeld also likes to keep a pack of Post-it notes handy, especially the avocado-shaped ones. (SELF had the opportunity to speak with Steinfeld as part of her partnership with Post-it Brand to promote the company’s back-to-school campaign.)

Though she has checked off a remarkable number of goals already—Acting? Check. Singing? Check. High school? Check.—she hasn’t done it alone. “I felt very lucky to have the support of those around me—especially when it came to after school activities, acting lessons, and vocal lessons,” Steinfeld says. With the right support system, she says, balancing your creative passions with your math homework is doable. It isn’t easy—that’s for sure—but it is possible.

When in doubt, Steinfeld falls back on simple, classic advice.
If there’s one thing she’s learned from her success it’s that following your dreams is always worth it—even when it seems impossible or scary. “Only you know what’s best for you,” she says. “If it’s something that makes you happy, then it can never be the wrong thing.”

When asked what she wished she knew when she was 16, Steinfeld says, “You shouldn’t sweat the small stuff. Things do get better if you stay positive and keep going.” Then, she laughs. “But I’m only 21 now. I feel like I’m still in the stage of my life where small things are a big deal. Right?”

31 July 2018
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According to sticky note brand, Post-it, you’re over 40 percent more likely to reach a goal if you simply write it down. If I had known this sooner, I have a feeling I’d be a lot richer and well-known, but I digress. If I had to guess, though, I’d be willing to bet singer and actress Hailee Steinfeld has made a habit of writing down her own goals. Aside from her music and acting accomplishments, Steinfeld’s also got her beauty routine on lock, but not without some help along the way. In fact, Hailee Steinfeld’s best beauty hack is one you’ve most likely tried yourself before.

I sat down with the “Starving” singer at a Post-it Brand event celebrating everyone’s favorite season — back to school — and the power of setting goals and making them “stick.” (Ha, see what they did there?) While I desperately wish I were going back to school instead of back to work for the rest of my life (hahaha HELP) one of the most memorable aspects of preparing for back to school, for me at least, was spending hours watching new beauty tutorials so I could make sure my ~lewk~ was straight fire when I walked through those doors.

Believe it or not, despite working with lots of makeup artists over the years, Steinfeld tells me one of the best beauty hacks she’s learned actually came from a YouTube tutorial. And come to think of it, I’ll pretty confidently assume that most beauty lovers have tried this tip at least once in their lives.

“This is actually kind of embarrassing,” she says. “This was learned on YouTube: using tape for eyeliner.”

In case you were confused, Steinfeld’s referring to using tape as a kind of straight edge to ensure your eyeliner wings are straight, fierce, and could cut someone if they got too close. (OK, maybe not that last part.)

Lest we forget, there is nothing embarrassing about using tape as an eyeliner guide. After all, haven’t we all tried the handy-dandy tape trick? Don’t we all want fierce AF wings? Let those of us with steady hands and always-perfect-on-the-first-try eyeliner wings be the first to cast a stone.

Still, though, even some of the best beauty hacks out there take a little practice to master. “I was doing it, and I taped my eye shut,” Steinfeld jokes, “and [I was like], ‘I don’t think I’m doing this right.’” Honestly? Relatable. (more…)

27 July 2018
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Research reveals that we’re 42 percent more likely to achieve a goal if we tangibly write it down, something that rockstar actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld knows to be true:

“Writing in general is a form of expression … I could be on a plane or in a car or literally anywhere and I do not leave my house without Post-It Notes and a pen … I have to write it down physically.

I have my phone on me at all times, but there’s something more satisfying about writing it down and if it’s ideas that I sort of find I’m inspired by through my travel, I write it down so that when I’m in the studio, I can reference back to it. I’m constantly writing.”

This year, Steinfeld is teaming up with Post-It brand to “encourage students to dream big and write their goals down as they get ready for back-to-school. I’m a huge believer in writing everything down including my goals.”

This concept of visualizing what you yearn for, almost in a seeing-is-believing type manner, was put into action on July 23 when Steinfeld treated students from the NYC chapter of non-profit After School All Stars to a Q&A centered around goal-setting followed by an acoustic performance at NYC’s Bathhouse Studios.

Whatever Steinfeld is doing as far as goal-setting and dream-casting is clearly working — the 21-year-old is currently on a nationwide tour with musician Charlie Puth and set to star in the upcoming “Transformers” spinoff, “Bumblebee”, alongside John Cena.

And though she always dreamed of making it in the industry, Steinfeld has always put her education and schooling first and foremost:

“School was always my first priority and everything else came after that. When I graduated high school, I made the decision that this is the time in my life that I can figure out what I want to do with myself and figure out who I am. I had already been working a ton up until that point, and so I decided to take a couple years off and focus on my work. And you know, there were people that were supportive and people that weren’t. But I am so happy and I’m so thankful that I’ve been able to do what I’m doing.” (more…)

25 July 2018
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With an Oscar nomination, singles on the pop music charts, and a starring role in the Pitch Perfect franchise, it can be hard to believe that actor-musician Hailee Steinfeld has struggles of her own; really, between her touring and movie premieres, how does the 21-year-old even have the time to wrestle with self doubt? But it’s true; despite her busy schedule and celebrity status, Steinfeld deals with challenges just like the rest of us — and she has some seriously on-point advice for how to handle them.

“When it comes to facing setbacks and challenges, you’ll probably find that you’ll run into that quite a bit,” Steinfeld says, speaking at a recent event sponsored by Post-It. “If there’s not one person doubting you, there’s another person telling you that something else will work better for you. But only you know what’s best for you and if it’s something that makes you happy, then it can never be the wrong thing.”

Preach. It’s solid advice, regardless of your career choice or passions. For Steinfeld, days are filled with exciting events like Comic-Con and promo for her upcoming Transformers spinoff, Bumblebee. But there are still plenty of days when she finds it hard to feel inspired or believe in herself — and that’s when she prioritizes what fulfills her and tries to adopt a brighter attitude.

“Sometimes you can be your own worst enemy,” Steinfeld says at the event. “But I think that it’s important to remember whatever it is that you’re doing, if it makes you happy, then nothing should come in the way of that. And, of course, you will face setbacks but it’s important to stay positive and keep going.”

And keep going she has. Steinfeld is determined to do anything to achieve her goals, as shown in the way she had to go about filming the upcoming Transformers movie. Bumblebee is being released on Dec. 21, 2018, and no one is more anxious to see the final product than Steinfeld herself, who reveals she had to face new acting terrain while making it. “[Filming] consisted of me acting with a tennis ball on a stick for about three months because he was the transformer Bumblebee,” Steinfeld says. “So I can’t wait to see how that comes to life because I had no idea while we were making it.”

With another few months of new music and major acting projects ahead, (including a killer-looking feminist TV series), Steinfeld is clearly eager to keep making her mark one song or scene at a time. And no matter what industry she decides to conquer next or any challenges she may face while doing so, it’s obvious she takes her role model status to heart and leads with her happy place.

She may face challenges just like anyone else, but Steinfeld also knows how to face the world head-on and never lose sight of her dreams. Any haters or self-imposed doubt won’t keep her down for long, and we all could follow her lead.

22 July 2018
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Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner’s forthcoming nuptials are approved by their matchmaker: Hailee Steinfeld!

As fans know, the True Grit actress had a hand in Jonas and Turner’s romance early on. ET caught up with Steinfeld while she was promoting her upcoming film, Bumblebee, at San Diego Comic-Con 2018, to learn how she reacted to the engagement news.

“I was so excited for her and Joe,” Steinfeld said. “They’re both great friends of mine. Sophie’s my sister so I love her and anything that makes her happy.” Jonas and Turner got engaged in October of 2017, nearly a year after they started dating. Steinfeld admitted during a radio interview in January that she encouraged Turner to give Jonas as shot.

“I mean, I will say I did get that text from Sophie being like, ‘So, tell me about Joe,’ and I was like, ‘Go for it,'” Steinfeld told radio host Smallzy on Nova 96.9 radio in Sydney, Australia. “I actually just saw them both for the first time since they got engaged. And, yeah, I’m, like, freaking out about it!”

While at Comic-Con, Steinfeld also discussed what attracted her to the Transformers prequel, which centers around a teenage girl’s friendship with the lovable titular character in the 1980s.

“Well, it means a great deal to me to be able to play a young, female heroine, and she’s this incredible character, Charlie Watson and Bumblebee,” she said. “She really takes being a typical misunderstood teenager to the next level in terms of fighting for her voice and her freedom, and it’s amazing. And getting into the mindset, ’80s mindset, was really a blast on all fronts. Kind of immersing myself in that world through music and the hair and the makeup and the wardrobe, that’s always the fun part.”

20 July 2018
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Hailee Steinfeld, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer, knows the value of putting yourself first. Not only is it something she croons about in her own music, she implements it in her everyday life.

The “Love Myself” singer’s resume features a national tour, acting in films like “True Grit” and “Pitch Perfect 3,” and serving as an ambassador for Mission, a workout apparel and accessories brand. That hardly gives her enough time to think, let alone indulge in an elaborate self-care routine.

But that’s exactly why she makes time to do it.

Below, Steinfeld breaks down how she takes care of her body and brain, from sneaking in time for exercise to handling the pressure to appear perfect on social media. And it all starts the moment she wakes up.

Would you say that you’re a morning person or no?
Ahhh, no! I’m not.

What time do you like to wake up?
Ideally not before 10 a.m.

Do you use a snooze button?
You know what? I don’t think I’ve ever hit the snooze button more times than I did the other day. I don’t normally! What I usually do is set different alarms, but the other day I think I hit that button like seven times.

What’s your go-to breakfast?
Oatmeal and scrambled eggs.

Do you prefer coffee, tea or neither?
Tea, but I don’t drink caffeine, so decaffeinated tea.

Do you prefer to exercise in the morning or at night?

What’s on your workout playlist right now?
Drake’s album.

What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
Ugh, normally I check my phone, which is terrible! I’ve started sleeping with it on the other side of the room. (more…)

20 July 2018
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Since releasing her first single “Love Myself” in 2015, Hailee Steinfeld has continued to promote a message of positivity. But the actress-singer admits that even she has days when it’s tough to feel confident.

“Scrolling through Instagram, I’ve been guilty of comparing myself,” Steinfeld, 21, tells PEOPLE. “But instead I’m like, ‘Wow, I admire her dedication. If I want that, I can work for it.’ You can feel unconfident, that’s normal. But you can also do whatever you want to feel confident, and if that means changing something about yourself, do it. There’s nothing wrong with that.”

The Pitch Perfect star, who’s partnered with activewear brand Mission, has learned that social media isn’t where she should search for acceptance.

“It’s definitely not a place anybody should go to for validation — I can’t find it there,” she says. “I think you’ve got to find it within yourself, and if you’re going to post something, post it because you love it or you like the way you look or you like what’s in the photo. That way you don’t necessarily care what people have to say about it.”

Steinfeld says that surrounding herself with inspiring women has also helped her become empowered. “I started to feel like, just in a two-minute meet-and-greet with a fan or working with women on my team, there’s so much to be motivated by.”

On days when she’s feeling low, Steinfeld will turn to a workout to “sweat it out.”

“I love to get it all out that way,” she says. “It’ a form of escape.”

Workout time often doubles as family time for Steinfeld, who’s trainer is her father Peter. “He’s one of my best friends,” she gushes. “It’s hard for me to listen to anybody else because I really think he’s the best.”

But she did have to establish a few boundaries when training with dad. “There were times when I was like, ‘You’re my dad when you’re my dad. You’re Pete when you’re training me, and that’s it,’ ” Steinfeld says. “But then he’d be pushing me and I’d be like, ‘Dad, I don’t want to do that!’ ” (more…)

19 July 2018
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Like so many celebs, Hailee Steinfeld appears to be constantly chipper and glowing, despite a pretty grueling lifestyle. But as it turns out, traveling the world (hello Pitch Perfect franchise and world tour!), hitting up press events, and hanging with her (maybe) boyfriend *do* take a toll on the 21-year-old. “There are days when I’m low on energy because of my night’s sleep or just everything catching up to me,” Steinfeld said to Shape. When that happens, she says she tries to focus on everyone else who’s part of her shows (including the audience) to muster motivation, she says. And when she’s off stage, the singer-actress makes a point to take care of her mind and body to avoid feeling “meh” as much as possible (starting with intense pre-tour workouts with her dad/trainer).

We checked in with Steinfeld between stops on her tour to find out exactly how she stays on her A-game.
How She Stays Cool In the Summer Heat

How She Stays Cool In the Summer Heat
“Mission’s cooling towels are amazing,” she says of the apparel and accessories brand that she recently partnered up with. “It’s one of those things that you don’t know how great they are until you try them. I came across them through dancing in rehearsals and now take them on the road with me—they’re the first thing that me and my dancers go to when we get off stage. I also love swimming and staying in the water when it’s hot out.”
Her Workout Routine

Her Workout Routine
“Touring is great because when I’m performing and sound-checking, I’m putting in more work than I realize. I’ll still set aside extra time to work out, even if it’s just 15 minutes of taking a walk or getting in a little bit of cardio after a day’s work. If I’m in the gym I’ll switch it up between the elliptical, bike, treadmill, or swimming. Even when I’m not busy, I always stick to my favorites: circuit training and kickboxing. Running isn’t my favorite but I’ll still do it.”

“I always feel like spending time in the gym is a relief. I go in and put my headphones in and kind of just separate myself from everything for a while. It’s kind of like a safe zone in a way. I definitely walk away feeling more relaxed.” (Find out what workout class Steinfeld is dying to try.)
Her On-the-Go Self-Care Practices

Her On-the-Go Self-Care Practices
“I always feel like a candle does wonders. If you can take the scent of home on the road with you it’s very comforting. That and a couple of pictures of family and friends. I also try to take time for myself, even if it’s just a couple of hours. I will try my best to get a massage if I can. Or I’ll take a walk in a park and relax and just shut down for a little bit. There’s a part of me that enjoys the traveling aspect of touring and I always think ‘I might never be in this city again, so I need to get out and explore,’ but I make sure to use my free time to unwind too.” (Related: Recreate This Glam-Yet-Sporty Hairstyle Seen On Hailee Steinfeld) (more…)

17 July 2018
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Using time off to see his lady! Niall Horan put romance first by traveling to New York to visit his girlfriend, Hailee Steinfeld, during some rare downtime, a source exclusively tells Us Weekly.

“Niall flew to New York City to hang out with Hailee during his three-day break from tour,” the insider says. “He had a show in Mexico on Saturday and another one in Houston on Wednesday.”

Horan, 24, is using this trip as an opportunity to spend quality time with Steinfeld, 21, without prying eyes. “He’s in New York alone — no staff, crew, friends, etc.,” the source adds. “They’ve been staying at a hotel together in New York.”

The couple were spotted leaving their hotel in great spirits on Monday, July 16. “They left the hotel, holding hands, smiling and looking very happy,” the source explains. “They then went to Saks Fifth Avenue and went shopping.”

While the former One Direction member is on a short break from his Flicker World Tour, Steinfeld is still hard at work. The “Most Girls” singer is set to perform at Radio City Music Hall on Monday night.

13 July 2018
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Her “True Grit” performance nabbed her a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination in 2011 when she was just 14, but more recently, Hailee Steinfeld has been winning in the music world with singles such as “Starving” (with Grey and Zedd) and “Let Me Go” (with Alesso, Florida Georgia Line and Watt).

As she continues to work on her debut album, the “Pitch Perfect 3” actress is now opening for “Attention” singer-songwriter Charlie Puth on his “Voicenotes” tour, which hits Radio City Music Hall on Monday.

Here, she dishes about playing the historic New York venue, turning 21 and close-last-name encounters with Jerry Seinfeld.

What makes you and Charlie Puth a good double bill for a show?
We share the same fan base, and our music is in the same sort of vein. Charlie and I have been friends for a couple years, so the tour was a fun idea for us, but once it was announced, we started to see a bit of a reaction. I am such a fan of Charlie. I think he is a musical genius. For him, everything in his life is about the music. He eat, sleeps and breathes it. His work ethic is insane.

How do you feel about playing Radio City?
It feels like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I’ve had the honor of doing it before [opening for Meghan Trainor in 2016], and I really can’t believe I get to do it again. It’s pretty cool that I can say the first time I was there was when I played it. But it was actually quite terrifying because I didn’t even get to warm up to it. It feels so massive because of how iconic it is, but you can see almost everybody in the room and that also makes it feel intimate.

When you come through New York, what’s your favorite hangout spot?
I’m really into my shopping, so the Meatpacking District is definitely a spot I hit up when I’m there. If I started to list [my favorite Meatpacking shops], it would be every store there.

You turned 21 this past December. What did you do to celebrate?
My actual birthday was on a Monday, and I was working, so I just went to dinner with my family and a couple friends. And that was enough for me, that was all I needed. And then sure enough the next weekend there was this massive surprise party [in Los Angeles] with my friends that flew into town for it, which was really, really special. (more…)

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