With awards season upon us, here are a few tips from celebrity stylists for achieving red carpet worthy tresses on the fly.
Tip #1: If You Want Sleek You Need A Good High-Heat Flatiron!
"For an ultra-sleek look, smooth out the hair from midshaft to end with a ceramic high-heat flatiron and use a good molding cream to tame ends, and to lay down the cuticle."
Stylist: Kylee Heath
Clients: Kristen Stewart, Nicole Kidman
Go-to: Cricket Co. Ultra Smooth Professional Styling Iron, which features ceramic-coated plates infused with Argan Oil and Keratin Protein.
Tip #2: Detangle Detangle Detangle!
“Use a detangler to minimize frizz and breakage. Before styling, mist and comb through hair to untangle.”
Clients: Ruby Rose, Halle Berry and Priyanka Chopra
Go-to: MOP Pear Detangler a pH-balanced, tear-free detangler with key ingredients like aloe, pear puree and citrus.
Tip #3: Protect Your Hair!
“Always protect the hair! Apply a thermal protectant before heat styling, from roots to ends.”
Stylist: Laini Reeves
Clients: Emily Blunt, Amy Adams, Ellen Degeneres
Go-to: ABBA Thermal Protect Spray a style and heat protectant spray that’s gluten free and strengthens hair with a ProQuinoa Complex blend.
When In Doubt (Or A Hurry), Braid!
“Braid it baby! To fix dull, frizzy hair quickly smooth a finishing product to ends and style in a fun braid for a chic look.”
Stylist: Beauty Expert Fernanda Lacerda, Owner of MB45 Studio franchise and Maria Bonita Salon & Spa
Salon Clients: Alessandra Ambrosio, Cintia Dicker, Lais Ribeiro
Go-to: R+Co Badlands Dry Shampoo Paste, which lifts roots and helps your style last and last.
Tip #5 Try A Quick Hairdust To Save Length (and TIME)
“[Hair dusting] is a much quicker technique to cut off split ends and maintain your length. It leaves your hair looking smooth, less frizzy and ready to be styled for the red carpet.”
Clients: Paramore’s Hayley Williams and singer Jewel
Go-to: Professional-grade, high quality shears like Cricket Co. Shear Xpressions Collection
Tip #6: It Works For Rihanna, So…You Too!
“Run a rich leave-in through the ends to smooth the hair back and tame flyaways.”
Go-to: MOP Mixed Greens Leave-In Conditioner basically a salad for your hair, key ingredients include sage, cucumber and aloe to smooth and nourish tresses.