Think you can’t recreate the looks of your favorite celebs? Think again. Guest editor, celebrity hairstylist and Pantene global ambassador Danilo shares his best beauty tips on how to score the hairstyles you love, straight off the red carpet. Danilo has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including Gwen Stefani, Anne Hathaway, Penelope Cruz, Heidi Klum and many more.
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Another Oscars down! After working with the lovely Anne Hathaway last year and Penelope Cruz, Heidi Klum and Natalie Portman in years past, I was honored to style Diane Kruger’s hair for her big night. Diane is so fab to work with because she’s a natural European beauty; I’m inspired just looking at her. When discussing the look for the night, she wanted her hair to reflect the unique, ruffled aspects of her Chanel Haute Couture dress, so I decided to create a rope-like updo with lots of textured detail.
If you want to achieve her red carpet look you’ll need to do a bit of prep work: First, shampoo and condition with Pantene Pro-V Restoratives Frizz Control to smooth hair in preparation for the rainy weather–did you all see when it started to rain on the red carpet? Horrible! Next, mist a leave-in conditioner and root lifting spray like Pantene Pro-V Volume Root Lifter Spray Gel through damp hair, then blow dry it upside down to create a voluminous base for styling. Below are my step-by-step instructions on how I styled her updo:
- Section hair into a side part, divide into three sections (sides and back).
- Braid side sections of hair back away from the face in an upward direction, creating tightness on the sides.
- Pull back section of hair into a high ponytail leaving volume on top.
- Split ponytail into two sections and twist in a rope-like formation, incorporating side braids into two back twists.
- Continually twist hair while pinning it into place as the twist braid is knotted up around itself.
Once the style is complete, spray your hair with Pantene Pro-V Texture Hairspray. It’s my must-have product for all red carpets because it delivers structure, shine and, most importantly, it holds a style effortlessly. What really brought the outfit and hair together was the Chanel Camelia Nervure brooch I put on her side part. From headbands to brooches, hair accessories add a dab of femininity to make you feel ultra glamorous on a night out.
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