Idina was a vision at the 2014 Tony Awards on June 8 in New York City. Her hair and makeup was retro-inspired, stunning and sophisticated. We spoke to her hairstylist to bring you the exact look!
Idina Menzel looked amazing as she took the stage at the Tony Awards. Her hair was styled by celebrity hairstylist Ted Gibson and he’s spilling exactly how he created her stunning waves. Read the how-to below!
Idina Menzel’s Hair At Tony Awards — Stunning Sexy Siren
Idina’s makeup was done by Genevieve Herr using Lancome products. Ted created her sexy, Italian-inspired hair for the awards. Get the exact how-to on her hair right here!
Idina Menzel At 2014 Tony Awards — Hair How-To
Ted tells HollywoodLife.com:
“What a glorious day for the Tonys! I have been with Idina since 7:30 am, so needless to say the party started really early! She had rehearsal at Radio City at 9am, then back to the theatre for her AMAZING Broadway show, then back to the Tonys for the red carpet! HAIR, HAIR, and more HAIR!!
I wanted her to look like a 60s Italian movie star. I immediately thought of Sophia Loren — super sexy, yet super sophisticated.
To achieve her look, I started off with damp hair and smoothed Kerastase Form Fatale gel all over her hair for added volume and body. The gel also served as a UV and heat protectant and gave her hair enough shape and texture to form her sexy waves. After blow drying her hair dry, I then parted her hair in a deep side part. Next, I smoothed Leonor Greyl Eclat Naturel throughout her hair. This cream conditions and added additional protection to Idina’s hair for heat styling. Then, I took 1 ½” sections and curled her hair vertically around a large barrel curling iron and released, curling around her entire head with the curl facing away from her face. I then raked my fingers through her hair, tucked the parted side of her hair behind her ear and finished her look by spraying Aveda Control hair spray throughout her hair to hold all those waves in place.
I love working with the most talented and lovely women in the world. I am a lucky hairdresser!”
Idina Menzel’s Color Before The Carpet
L’Oréal Professionnel Artist Jason Backe colored Idina’s hair a few days before the Tony Awards. He was actually inspired by the cup of coffee she was drinking with milk!
“He used L’Oréal Professionnel DIA, ammonia-free in-salon haircolor and lighteners to achieve the deep brunette base with highlights in a ‘coffee’ shade.”
Did you love Idina’s look at the Tonys, HollywoodLifers?
— Dory Larrabee