How to get a celebrity hair style is much easier than you think. But first things first. We must all remember that those perfect magazine photos are hours upon hours of preparation, a full time hair stylist (or 2 or 3), a key makeup artist (or 2 or 3), lights, cameras, fans, fog machines and so much more that goes into a production day. Then after all of that is said and done, it’s off to the processing department to select that perfect photo out of hundreds or thousands, and then work a little computer magic for touch-ups and voila – they’re ready to print.
For now – let’s just keep things simple. The first rule of thumb on almost any set is the “dirty hair” concept. Now this doesn’t mean dirty as in unclean, it actually refers to hair that hasn’t been shampooed in a day or 2, or hair that has a little build-up whether from products or the environment. This gives hair a little more shape control as hair feels a little more dense and not as lifeless as it can when just shampooed.
Hairspray is a must-have for capturing celebrity looking tresses. Hairspray can be applied as you work, at the root when teasing to lock-in lift, or to finish the final look for a bit more hold and control.
Hot tools are a must. Large barrel curling irons are a necessity for every red-carpet style and these finished looks are surely the envy of every crowd.
Dry Shampoo helps absorb excess oil or shine at the root area giving otherwise flat hair more life and lift.
These are just a few “behind the scenes” beauty tips from our red carpet team here at Gloss And Toss Studios in Los Angeles. For other key hair stylist tips or ideas, keep checking back here on our blog or google Gloss & Toss beauty tips and find our work online.