September 19, 2011

Star Emmy Hair – Get the Look

I had the pleasure of attending Wella Professionals Red Carpet Viewing Party earlier tonight. Also attending were the expert Wella Professionals to help dissect the looks seen that night. Celebrity Stylist Andy LeCompte who’s A-list celebrities include Penelope Cruz, Salma Hayek, Nicole Ritchie Katie Holmes, Madonna, Rachel Mc Adams, and Selena Gomez, is one of the most sought after editorial and celebrity hairstylists in the industry today. Color Ambassador Aura Friedman is in the forefront of the the top fashion magazines and on the runway for NY Fashion Week. Her growing clientele includes Carolyn Murphy, Jennifer Lawrence, Sopie Dahl, M.I.A., and Lady Gaga. Rounding out Wella’s North American Ambassadors is renowned hair stylist Ric Pipino, who’s fashion work includes layots in Vogue, Elle, CQ as well as campaigns for Donna Karan and Victoria’s Secret. He is a regular contributor on Oprah and Access Hollywood.

What makes the Emmy Award Show significant is that many of the trends seen tonight will filter into holiday fashions, The color of the evening was certainly red, with wines and purples coming into lay. As for hair and make-up…the rule is glamorous, and retro-glam elegant. Side-swept hair, deep side parts, finger curls, a mixture of textures created by using both a curling iron and flat iron. With so many possibilities, how difficult would it be to achieve the looks seen at the red carpet.

Here are some of the Wella Professionals Styles The Stars at the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards and how to create them!

Styled by Laini Reeves using Wella Professionals
Emily Blunt is a British actress best known for her roles in The Young Victoria and The Devil Wears Prada.
QUOTE: “We wanted to balance the complexity of the dress with a simple, modern hairdo.”
To create this very simple and very flattering up do
1. Wash hair using Wella Professionals Enrich Shampoo and Conditioner to maximize volume and shine
2. Power dry hair in different directions for a nice lift at the root
3. Using a 2inch barrel curling iron, create spiral curls all over and work through fingers
4. At the base of the neck, create a ponytail tease the ponytail and split it in two then twist and wrap the hair like a ballerina bun at the nape of the neck with a nice messy texture
5. Finish with Wella Professionals Stay Firm Finishing Spray

Styled by Paul Norton using Wella Professionals
Heather Morris is an American actress, dancer, and singer best known for her role as the cheerleader Brittany S. Pierce in the musical comedy series Glee.
QUOTE: “Emmys are the biggest night in television! When styling hair, you must take into account the girls personality and her dress, but it’s important to show your own creative edge,” said Paul Norton, “She’s not necessarily super ‘Hollywood’ and it was so great working with her because she let me do whatever I wanted with her hair!”
INSPIRATION: My idea was based off of a French-twist style. Once I got involved, it turned into a lot more of a polished look. It’s a mix between rough and polished.
Here’s how to get Heather’s ultra-modern up-do:
1. Start by applying Wella Professionals Curl Craft Wax Mousse to give hair tons of texture and a lot of body
2. Blow out hair after applying Wella Professionals Velvet Amplifier Hair Primer with a round brush and then curl the hair away from the face with a 1 ½ barrel curling iron
3. Pin a Mohawk section from the hair up and out of the way, then divide the remainder of the hair into three sections
4. From left to right, use a boar bristle brush to smooth hair upwards as if putting into a pony tail, start twisting hair sections inward and secure with bobby pins, repeat on right hand side and secure in same spot, the center section will be left creating what looks like a small pony tail
5. Once bottom part is secured, use 3 inch section around the face, spritz with Wella Professionals Create Character Texturizing Spray and back-comb hair for extra volume and pin down as a slight pompadour
6. Roll the remaining  back section under, and secure with bobby pins
7. Keep the look playful by pulling some pieces out so the look has a bit of edge, so as not to look overdone
8. Secure look with an all-over spray of Wella Professionals Dynamic Fix 45 Second Crafting Spray

Styled by Nathaniel Hawkins using Wella Professionals
Gretchen Mol is an American actress known for her role as Gillian Darmody in HBO‘s Boardwalk Empire.
QUOTE: “I wanted her hair to look loose, modern, and a little messed up – but still beautiful and elegant with an overall feeling of ultimate glamour.”
INFLUENCE: The beautiful, simple L’Wren Scott dress made her look all about the hair and makeup!
Here’s how to recreate Gretchen’s glamorous ‘do:
6. Evenly coat damp hair with Wella Professionals Velvet Amplifier
7. Apply Wella Professionals Extra Volume Styling Mousse directly to a vent brush and comb from the root to the end for thorough application
8. Blow dry roots of the hair up and away from face with medium heat – high heat can cause hair to soften too much for a sturdy updo –and then scrunch hair dry at mid-shaft until hair is 100% dry
9. Spray hair evenly with light application of Wella Professionals Thermal Image Heat Protection Spray and then curl sections of hair starting from front top hairline with a  1 ¼ inch barrel curling iron
10. Brush sections out and immediately, while hair is still warm, pin in purple Velcro curlers, repeat for entire head
11. Allow hair to cool for 20 minutes, which is important for the hair to set, then remove curlers and brush out roots to get rid of set marks
12. Spray hair with Wella Professionals Ocean Spritz Beach Texture Spray to create matte texture to create the loose – slightly undone look
13. Aerate hair with fingers then set with Wella Professionals Stay Firm Finishing Spray to control fly-aways

Styled by Riawna Capri of Nine Zero One Salon using Wella Professionals
Gretchen Mol is an American actress known for her role as Gillian Darmody in HBO‘s Boardwalk Empire.
QUOTE: “Nina’s red Donna Karen dress basically chose this effortless look itself. The dress was so beautifully powerful therefore we wanted something not too done, loose, soft and romantic.”
Here’s how to create Nina’s effortless look:
1. Blow out hair with Wella Professionals Flowing Form Smoothing Balm to create lots of body and lift, and then set hair in Velcro rollers
2. Take a 1 ¼ inch curling iron and curled and pin hair in horizontal  sections
3. Let hair set for about 20 minutes and then brush hair off to one side with a boar bristle brush
4. Lift bang area with a rattail comb and spray with Wella Professionals Stay Firm Finishing Spray
5. Spritz the hair with Wella Professionals Shimmer Delight Shine Spray for an all over radiant glow

Styled by Campbell McAuley using Wella Professionals
Julianne Hough is an American professional ballroom dancer, country music singer and actress, most widely known for being a two-time winner of ABC‘s Dancing with the Stars.
QUOTE: “For Julianne’s hair, I wanted a look that was chic and classic, but also natural, to complement her beautiful 1950’s-inspired form-fitting dress.”
To recreate the easy and elegant parted & pulled-back bun:
1. Prep wet hair with Wella Professionals Velvet Amplifier Style Primer, then blow-dry the hair with a large round brush
2. Use Wella Shimmer Delight Shine Spray to add extra natural shine to the hair
3. Create a center part in the hair and lightly brush her hair down, then back into a low, natural ponytail
4. Circle hair into a bun and secure with a pony tail
5. Spritz hair with Wella Professionals Dynamic Fix 45 Second Crafting Spray to set the look

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