Celebrity hair stylist spills to HollywoodLife.com exclusively on how she gave K-Stew a natural wave for her big night with Robert Pattinson!
Breaking Dawn star Kristen Stewart totally knows how to turn her natural beach-wave hair into a red-carpet ready, downtown chic look. Celebrity hair stylist Sarah Potempa tells HollywoodLife.com how she got K-Stew’s hair looking perfect for the premiere of Rob Pattinson‘s Water for Elephants in NYC on April 17!
Kristen’s “growing it out now,” Sarah tells us. Her hair “has amazing long layers and great natural texture.”
“When she came, I love how it looked — sort of out of the shower, towel dry — perfect beachy wave with all the layers cut into it. It has a lot of movement,” says Sarah. “I took that style — that natural wave — I blew it out and gave it some volume. Then I reenhanced those waves with a flat iron.”
Here’s how you can get K-Stew’s look in three easy steps — and it should only take you about 10-15 minutes!
1. Apply Aussie Catch The Wave Mousse + Leave-In Conditioner Flexible Hold. “Loosely blow dry upward to get the natural volume,” Sarah explains.
2. “Take your round brush and just polish the ends,” says Sarah. “When you blow dry with a round brush, hold it parallel to the hair. It makes the ends very nice and polished.” Sarah suggests you try CHI’s 2½-inch Ceramic Boar Bristle Brush.
3. Style it. “Section the hair out in about 1½ to 2 inch sections and clip it up,” says Sarah. “Take the flat iron and wrap the hair around it while the iron is open and then close it. It gives it a fuller, flatter wave as opposed to using a curling iron, which gives a bouncier wave.” Only hold the iron closed for a couple of seconds. For thinner hair, a few seconds will do. For curly or thicker hair, you’ll need 20 to 25 seconds.
Use your hair’s natural texture to get a look that you can flaunt day or night. To finish the look off, we suggest adding a shine spray to give it a fresh, healthy look. Try Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Shine Spray.
These three easy steps “give a model look, instead of L.A. bouncy look,” says Sarah.
- Lindsey DiMattina
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