The Broadway and ‘Frozen’ star belted out the national anthem to perfection just before Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1 — and her beauty look was perfection, too!
Idina Menzel, 43, looked gorgeous as she sang the patriotic tune for thousands live and millions more watching at home. We spoke to her hairdresser Ted Gibson — get her exact hair look below!
Idina Menzel At SuperBowl — Gorgeous Hair & Makeup
Ted Gibson styled Idina’s stunning waves for her big performance. We loved the slight bend — totally classic yet modern. She looked amazing.
Ted told HollywoodLife.com:
“The whole week Idina has been amazing – super happy so ecstatic to follow behind the likes of Whitney Houston, Beyoncé and Cher in singing the national anthem! I am so honored to have been able to be a part of this incredible moment in her life. The look I created for is her favorite and is classic Idina — the Gibson girl wave!”
Here’s how to get the look directly from Ted:
“The whole week Idina has been amazing – super happy so ecstatic to follow behind the likes of Whitney Houston, Beyoncé and Cher in singing the national anthem! I am so honored to have been able to be a part of this incredible moment in her life. The look I created for is her favorite and is classic Idina – the gibson girl wave!
“1) I started off with freshly shampooed and conditioned hair. Idina’s look is all about effortless texture — to help achieve this I applied 3 different products to her hair before blow drying. At the root I used Kerastase Volumfique mousse for volume, on the mid shaft and ends I applied Kerastase’s Volumfique spray, then on top of that I used Kerastase’s Densimorphose mousse. I find that the combination of these products give hair amazing body, texture and lift. The stylists in both my NYC and Fort Lauderdale salons use these products and the rest of the Kerastase line on all of our Gibson girls and guys.
2) Next, I dried her hair by rough drying with my fingers at first and finished with my dual bristle round brush to smooth out the cuticle.
3) Once her hair was dry, I parted her hair down the middle for that classic girl next door look. To achieve the waves, I used a 1 ¼” curling iron and taking 1” sections, wrapped it around the base of the iron leaving the ends out. This trick is the difference between your mother’s curls and the effortless wave that is EVERYTHING right now. I finished the wave by flat ironing the ends.
4) Another key step to this look is to finger through the waves with your hands. This softens the wave and helps to blend them together.
5) To make sure that she was ready for her big moment, I sprayed her hair with L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray Extra Strong Hold and she was off!”
Idina’s flawless makeup was done by Kristofer Buckle. We especially loved her long lashes!
Idina was criticized for her live performance during Dick Clark’s Rocking Eve with Ryan Seacrest in New York City on Dec. 31, where she missed some high notes. Idina addressed this to Entertainment Tonight, saying: “It’s warmer here, let’s just say that. I will be singing 100 percent live.”
It was around 30 degrees on NYE, which can definitely affect your voice, but thankfully the Arizona weather cooperated, and Idina sounded better than ever!
Idina Menzel’s Beachy Waves At Pre-Game Press Conference
At a pre-Super Bowl press conference on Jan. 29, Idina stunned with beachy waves by Ted. It was a stark contrast to the sleek and tight ponytail that halftime performer Katy Perry rocked for the press!
Did you love Idina’s hair and makeup while she sang the Super Bowl national anthem?
— Dory Larrabee-Zayas