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Our team has been swooning over all the NYFW beauty looks and caught a pattern of “wet” looks down the runway. So we thought we would put together a step by step way to recreate the runway look.
Step 1: Dampen hair with a spray bottle of clean water and comb through. You won’t need to saturate.
Step 2: Squeeze a generous amount of both Lift Thickening Gel and Polish Glossing Creme to create a “wet look” cocktail. Make sure you use more Gel thank you’d normally use, as this will be the key element of keeping your style looking “wet.”
Step 3: Rake the product cocktail into your hair, sweeping hair backwards working from roots to ends. Concentrate at the roots.
Step 4: Clip the sides of your hair with sectioning clips to maintain the swept back look while you gently blow dry ends. Leave ends still damp to the touch, or drier if desired.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ #Emmys2014 Hairstyle Breakdown!
We worked with celebrity hairstylist David Gardner to create Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Emmy Awards look with Oscar Blandi Hair Care! He created a shorter, choppy layered look for the actress to help exaggerate her beautiful bone structure and help achieve a clean, healthy and effortless style.
Here’s how to David created the look…
STEP 1: Shampoo and Condition hair from mid-length to ends with Jasmine Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner (kitchen skin optional). For high shine, add a few drops of Vivid Clear Shine Glaze to the conditioner. Rinse and towel dry hair.
STEP 2: Flip head over and apply a dime size amount of an Oscar Blandi cocktail – a drop of Polish Blow Out Crème and a drop of Polish Glossing Crème – to hair starting at the ends. Using a wide tooth comb, comb the product through hair. Section hair and lightly blow dry the whole head until almost dry, but still a little ‘cold’ damp.
STEP 3: Start with a light mist of Volumizing Spray on the root area. Using a medium sized round brush; wrap each section of hair around the brush. Blow on the hair while it is wrapped around the brush. TIP -don’t unwrap and pull, just blow as is!
STEP 4: Unwrap and brush hair and see if dry. Do this until the section is dry and warm/hot. Then, while hair is hot, wrap that section in a Velcro roller and leave to cool. Repeat for the whole, lightly misting every section’s root area with volumizing spray.
STEP 5: Once the hair is cold, take all the rollers out and brush through using a Mason Pearson Paddle Brush or wide tooth comb. Hair should fall into a high volume, effortlessly straight style, with the ends kicking out in different directions.
UPDATE: Congrats Julia on your Emmy WIN for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. That’s her FIFTH Emmy for Veep!
A Breakdown of our Favorite Music Video Looks
The MTV VMAs are this Sunday. To get ready - we’re giving you the step by step on how to create our favorite music video looks!
Ariana Grande’s Mile-High Ponytail
- Apply Lift Thickening Gel to damp hair to prep hair for a thick & full blow out
- Re-apply the Gel to dry hair in the root area around the hairline until you reach the ponytail
- Slick hair back with a natural bristle brush and gather into an elastic (Sam Villa Styling Detangling Brush)
- Wrap a small piece from the ponytail around the elastic to hide it
Beyonce’s Retro Lovin Bob
- Blow Dry & Set hair with medium sized Hot Rollers
- Create a middle part
- Spray Pronto Texture & Volume Spray all over & Lightly back comb hair from roots to ends
- Smooth & sculpt desired shape with (Sam Villa Styling Detangling Brush)
- Roll bottom hair under & secure with Bobby Pins
Iggy Azalea’s Long Flip-Worthy Hair
- Apply Polish Blow Out Creme to damp hair from roots to ends
- Blow Dry hair smooth, section by section with a large round brush
- For lift in the root area, Blow Dry all front sections in a forward direction & let cool before you bring back
- For extra bend in the ends, after Blow drying, Set hair with large Velcro rollers for 15 minutes
Lorde’s Royal Ringlets
- Apply Curve Curl Perfecting Creme to damp hair, from ends to roots
- Twist 1/2 “ sections throughout entire head
- Lift sections in the root area with roller clips for added volume in the roots
- Diffuse with low mild heat hair until it’s 100% dry
- Let hair cool for 5 minutes before you touch or remove clips
Oscar’s best kept secret (using eye shadow to disguise roots or thin spots) is now a true product formulated just for hair. Cover up any hair line and root imperfections with PRONTO Hair Shadow!
Just dab the brush into the powder and apply to your dry hair and scalp. You can apply onto the hair to conceal roots or directly onto the scalp where hair is thinning. Blend powder in thoroughly with angled brush.
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While packing for the long weekend, don’t forget your beach hair essentials!
New CURVE Curl Perfecting Creme is a coconut milk-infused leave-in creme that tames curls (without that sticky feeling), locks in moisture and seals the cuticle for a perfect frizz-free curl.
PRONTO Braid Paste is your best friend for beach braids during the #SummerofBraids. Using just a dime size will make braids appear fuller, control flyaways and set your braided or twisted looks!
With these two products, you’ll have an endless summer of gorgeous hair.
Summer is the Season of Braids - and they’re everywhere! From crown braids to loose and royal fishtail braids. Unfortunately not every gal has long thick locks to make he ideal braid.
Add fullness and texture to your look by using Braid Paste on each section your braiding. You can then rub and pull at pieces for a thicker looking, undone braid!
Just in time for the start of Summer (braid season of course) BRAID PASTE is finally here!
Our newest product from the Pronto Collection helps you add the texture, fullness, definition and grip necessary to sculpt a perfect braid. The dry sculptor also helps to tame flyaways and those pieces that often unravel from your look.
Just a dime-size amount of product goes a long way! Rub hands together to warm up the product, then apply to dry hair using your fingers to create your look. Your braided tresses are now ready for a day at the beach!
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We’ve teamed up with our Celebrity Stylist & Brand Ambassador Gina Guercia to give away her favorite hair products including her trusty Ibiza brush!
Enter to win by regramming this photo on Instagram, tag it with #GinaGuerciaFaves, and follow @oscarblandi + @ginaguerciahair.