We talked with the hairstylists for their favourite celebrity styles from the red-carpet to find out which looks will reign this holiday season. Here’s how to give your clients the styles they covet—and make them feel like a celebrity, too.
Matthew Collins, L’Oréal Professionnel Ambassador
Who: Priyanka Chopra
Where: Toronto International Film Festival
“Priyanka’s hairstyle at TIFF was probably the most glamourous that your salon clients will want to go,” says Collins. “The underlying texture is broken up and natural, and I created this by using a roller set in the front for texture, then I smoothed and polished the hair.”
For Textured Styles: “Glam waves need a good cut and a lot of prep,” says Collins. “I control the hairline with a comb, I blow dry hair in the direction I want the wave to go, and keep the root of the hair in that direction so I can manipulate the curl.”
Product Picks: “Begin with L’Oréal Professionnel Triple Volume Mousse and blow dry the hair. Then I’ll saturate it with “L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Constructor Thermoactive Spray before I curl it. When I’m finishing the hair, I’ll use L’Oréal Professionnel Infinium.”
Kevin Hughes, Moroccanoil artistic director
Who: Julianne Hough
Where: 2017 Golden Globes
For Braided Looks: “On Julianne Hough, I loved the detail of her fishtail topknot, which was accessorized with a barrette,” says Hughes. “For this, you would start to wind the fishtail braid into a topknot but leave the ends out to the side.”
Product Picks: “Prep the hair with Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream, then do a smooth blowout before gathering her hair into a high ponytail. Use Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray and wrap hair around an elastic before creating the fishtail braid. To finish the look, use Moroccanoil Dry Texture Spray to make the braid bigger and slightly pull it apart.”
Sonya Dove, Wella Professional international ambassador
Who: Sophie Turner
Where: 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards
“Sophie likes consultation and when I first met her, I learned she is not afraid to show her natural colour and that she cares more about the condition of her hair because she is constantly having it coloured,” says Dove.
For Glam Waves: “Sophie has a centre part, which gives a younger and fresher feel for more glam waves. Then she has straighter ends, which is great for emphasizing those waves,” says Dove.
For Colour: “Her colour had warmth to it, but we decided to create a sandy, flaxen, almost wheat blonde,” says Dove. “We used Wellaplex and it worked so well, then I used Blondor along with the new Touch of Cool shades from Koleston Perfect and finished with a cool gloss toner for a beautiful shine.” For at-home maintenance, Dove also recommendd Wella’s FusionPlex Conditioner.
For Product Picks: Her hair was prepped with EIMI Protector and was then blow dried with a gHd dryer using a round boar-bristle brush with plenty of tension,” says Dove. “From a side part, her hair was curled with a one-inch wand, and each section was pinned to cool. Then it was brushed out and styled into soft waves for more movement and glamour.”
Paul Norton, for Joico
Who: Gina Rodriguez
Where: 2017 Golden Globe Awards
“For Gina’s look, I loved how it embodied a classic Hollywood siren and went so perfectly with her gown. I felt it really brought out a sexier vibe, which was also more modern in texture,” says Norton.
For Old Hollywood Glam: “This style is great in terms of salon holiday looks because they are simple to recreate. Gina’s is more of a simple set done with a curling iron and silver clamps, and Jamie’s has more of a simple blow-out vibe that is quick, and easy and perfect for clients and their holiday events!”
Product Picks: For Gina’s low-key glam look, Joico Power Whip created a tousled look by pushing hair into a deep side part when blown dry. For the curl, JoiShape was used on each section before K-Pak Protect and Shine created the glossy finish and Hair Shake on the ends for that separation.
David Stanwell, for Oribe Hair Care
Who: Felicity Huffman
Where: 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards
“The simplicty of this look is why its so
effective,” says celebrity hairstylist David Stanwell who works with celebrities including Laura Dern and Octavia Spencer. “Simplicity is usually the most effective with standing out when done right. You can’t go wrong.”
For Undone Styling: “The most important part is to blowdry the fringe forward,” says Stanwell. “Then pull the majority of the hair up into a French twist leaving out the fringe and pin. Sit in front of a mirror to get the balance right and when you feel you have the desired look spray a little more and pin to secure.”
For Product Picks: For Felicity’s undone upstyling, her hair was prepped with Oribe’s Maximista Thickening Spray and blown dry with a round brush. Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray was used on the roots. The look was finished with Oribe’s Superfine Strong HairSpray.