We spoke with Sara Sampaio, ambassador for Moroccanoil and Victoria’s Secret Angel, for some runway-ready hair tips.
What do you most enjoy about being a Moroccanoil ambassador?
I’ve been a fan of the brand for years, so it was such a honuor for me to become part of the Moroccanoil family. I love all things beauty, and strive to use only the highest quality products for my hair and skin, which is why Moroccanoil is the perfect fit for me. As their ambassador, I love knowing that I’m representing the very best in oil-infused beauty. They have truly amazing products that really transform the hair and skin.
Tell us about working with Moroccanoil’s artistic director, Kevin Hughes, on your red-carpet looks. How are you able to collaborate together on your hairstyles?
Kevin is great and he’s very attentive and patient, so I usually tell him what I’m feeling based on my outfit and he then creates a beautiful hairstyle
What do you look for in brands when you decide to work with them?
Honestly I decide to work with a brand if I personally like and would use the product. If you are going to be promoting and talking about a brand for me it is important to be genuine about it. When I like something I can’t stop talking about it
What are your “secret weapons” for runway ready hair every time?
I always use a pump of Moroccanoil Treatment in my hair when it’s damp before styling because it sets the ideal foundation to create any look. It makes my hair look shinier and healthier instantly!
What is your favourite hairstyle to wear on the runway and why? Can you walk us through the look?
For the runway, I always like my hair to look perfectly styled, not messy. I’ve noticed over the years I tend to go for very sleek, straight hair with a side part. It feels very chic and classic and looks good with anything I wear. I try to change it up and have fun, but I always wind up going back to this look!
How would you describe your style, in terms of your hair? What styles do you most enjoy? Any that you’re not a fan of?
There is no hairstyle as beautiful as natural, healthy-looking hair. To keep my hair always in tip-top shape, I use Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask once a week after I’ve towel-dried my hair. Then, after about five minutes, I rinse it out. It’s really amazing how healthy my hair looks and feels after I use it. In my day to day I just let my hair air dry and I’m good to go… I don’t like to do much to it. I’m not a big fan of a lot volume, and pageant curls.
What is your favourite Moroccanoil hair product when you’re on-the-go?
When I’m on-the-go traveling and dealing with second-day hair or just need a quick touch-up before I go out, I spray a bit of Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo on my roots. I let it dry for a few seconds, and then massage it into my scalp and brush it out. Moroccanoil’s is my favorite because it is for dark hair, so there is no white residue left over! I always carry a travel-size Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo with me in my gym bag or carry-on because it’s a really great refresher after a workout or long flight.
What do you love about Moroccanoil hair products and why?
I really love that Moroccanoil only incorporates the finest quality ingredients sourced from around the world in all of their products, and that their hair and body products are all infused with argan oil, which has so many beauty benefits. I am also so proud to work with a company that doesn’t only just make amazing products, but also empowers countless women around the world through their INSPIRED BY WOMEN™ platform.
What are your tips for giving hair a “fresh” look in a short period of time?
I love the natural texture of my hair, and for me it is all about having the right haircut. I let it dry naturally (I avoid heat tools as much as I can) and put some Moroccanoil and let it be.
What is a must-have Moroccanoil product for hairstyles that last all night?
I love the Moroccanoil Dry Texture Spray. It gives my hair an effortless, undone look while still giving me the long-lasting hold I need. When I wear my hair down, I like it to look really sleek and shiny, but whenever I want to wear my hair up, I prefer a more tousled and textured look. Moroccanoil Dry Texture Spray adds the perfect amount of texture and dimension to my hair for a carefree, undone look I adore for the red carpet.