Lauren Conrad smolders on the cover of Allure

Lauren Conrad is Allure's April 2014 cover girl, and she's doling out beauty secrets, life secrets and more. Author of eight books, designer of her own line (sold at Kohl's!) and editor-in-chief of, the newly engaged star is certainly a busy bee. But Lauren is also a quintessential California girl.

On how to get the cool, effortless Cali look, Lauren says "Take any trend you want and relax it. That's how California does it. If it's silk button-up shirts that are in, you probably don't button them all the way, and you cuff a sleeve, you know what I mean? It's almost like how your outfit looks at the end of the day."

Lauren Conrad for AllurePhoto: Alexi Lubomirski for Allure

Our favorite little tidbit from Lauren's Allure interview: her hair isn't that perfect all on its own. In fact, she reveals "I can't remember the last time I didn't have extensions. Extensions are great." Okay, noted! If your locks don't have that perfect Hollywood wave or volume, it's probably not your hair's fault. So if you can get a decent hair day without extensions, be proud. And if you want fab voluminous hair all the time, hit up your salon - stat!

See Lauren's full Allure cover shoot here.

The April issue of Allure hits newsstands on March 31, 2014.

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