Riverdale Actress Hayley Law Just Told Me Her Favorite Curly Hair Product Is $4

If the sparkling, freshly complected face above, that of rising actress Hayley Law, doesn't already set off a loud concerto of bells, rest assured, it will from here on out. Law, a 25-year-old Canadian who's mainly known for her turn as the self-possessed Val on Riverdale, is in the hustle phase of what is sure to be an explosive career: Right after Riverdale, she played the badass Lizzie Elliot on Netflix's sci-fi series Altered Carbon, and then premiered a comedy film, The New Romantic, at SXSW; plus, a musician at heart, she has a pop-R&B EP coming out in the very near future.

It's an exciting time for Law—in fact, it was tricky finding a time to schedule our quick interview amid her bustling schedule—and yet, she doesn't seem anxious in the least. Five minutes into my conversation with her, it becomes clear why she keeps getting cast as these fierce, autonomous characters: The actress has the easy confidence of someone who already achieved an A-list level of success long ago. This is evident in everything from her effortlessly cool Instagram aesthetic (which over half a million fans follow) to her calm, velvety tone of voice, which she uses to tell me all about her well-informed skincare routine, favorite makeup and hair products, and current beauty icons. Law is inspired by "girls that are really representing who they are," like Solange and Zoë Kravitz. I wonder if she knows she is quickly rising to their level of individuality and nonchalant cool.

If you're into keeping track of up-and-coming beauty muses, we've got your new girl. Read on to learn all about Hayley Law's cool beauty routine, from what music she listens to while getting ready for a night out to the $4 hair product she can't live without.