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Anna Kendrick & Brittany Snow’s Sexy Waves — Exact Tips For The Look In 5 Easy Steps

Mon, May 11, 2015 12:55pm EDT by Dory Larrabee Add first Comment

Both stars rocked similar hairstyles to the Los Angeles premiere for ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ on May 8. We’ve got expert tips from both hairstylists so you can copy their exact looks!

Whether you want retro waves like Brittany Snow or more beachy-inspired locks like Anna Kendrick, we’ve got you covered! We chatted with the glam squads for both girls — get their hot hairstyles below!

Anna Kendrick At ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ Premiere — Get Her Exact Hairstyle

Anna looked amazing at the Pitch Perfect 2 premiere on May 8 in Los Angeles, Calif.

Celebrity hairstylist Craig Gangi created the look using Leonor Greyl products. He wanted an old Hollywood style with a modern twist. Here’s the how to:

“Since Anna’s dress was a one-shoulder dress, I wanted to cover the other shoulder with her hair, like Veronica Lake. Anna arrived with damp hair to the hotel room. First I used the Leonor Greyl Eclat Naturel Nourishing and Protecting Styling Cream on her hair.  I worked the cream through her hair using a vent brush; by using a vent brush, the cream is evenly distributed through the hair, from roots to ends. I really like the Eclat, as it makes hair silky smooth, it’s a wonderful detangler, adds lots of moisture to dry hair while it protects it against hot tools. The Eclat is also the best defense against frizziness.

After brushing the Eclat through Anna’s thick tresses, I then used the Leonor Greyl Mousse au Lotus Volumatrice—Volumizing Styling Mousse at the root area only. I wanted her hair to have lift and volume. Then with the vent brush, I dried the roots first to give the hair movement and body. I wanted to keep as much volume as possible for the look.

Once the hair was blown out, I then lightly sprayed each 1 inch section with the Leonor Greyl Laque Souple Styling spray, then used a 1 ½ inch curling iron on each section. Once a section was curled, I then used bobby pins and pinned it. I pinned up all her hair like an old school roller set. After the hair cooled off, I then took the set out, brushing out each pin curl, one-by-one lightly with a Mason Pearson brush, and teased the roots for volume.  I then lightly sprayed the section again using the Laque Souple and them used a 1 inch curling iron, and used the iron in the middle of the strands to create a wave. I really like the spray, it’s light and keeps hair feeling soft and touchable, but will hold the style in all night.

I wanted to create an effortlessly chic and undone style. When you set the hair first, as I did, the style will last all night long, from the premiere to the party and longer.”

Makeup artist Vanessa Scali created her flawless face with Sisley skincare and makeup.

Brittany Snow At ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ Premiere — Her Hot Hair

Hairstylist Aviva Perea told us about Brittany’s look:

Brittany is wearing a stunning red gown that gave a nod to old Hollywood so we decided to go with Veronica Lake waves. The sculpted waves require products that can keep the hair in place all night and today it rained so it was extra important that the right products were used. The old Hollywood waves were all about the shape and the shine.”

“I started with MATRIX StyleLink Volume Builder Volume Mousse at her roots and used MATRIX Biolage Blow-In Control Shape Memory Cream from roots to ends. This product is amazing for keeping the shape in the hair but still keeping it soft and touchable.

Next, I blew out her hair with a large round mixed bristle brush.

Then, starting at the nape of her neck and working my way up, I took 1″ sections of hair, sprayed it with MATRIX StyleLink Heat Buffer Thermal Styling Spray (for damage control) and wrapped it around a 1″ curling iron going all in the same direction and clipped the sections of her hair to cool down and let it sit for 15 minutes.

Then I took the clips out and used a mixture of MATRIX StyleLink Smooth Setter Smoothing Cream (to help with the humidity of the rainy day) & MATRIX StyleLink Gloss Booster (shine is very important with this look). This gel helps keep the humidity out and adds lasting and finishing shine which is very important for this look but doesn’t weigh the hair down.

I then brushed her hair into the waves with a flat mixed bristle brush and finished with a healthy dose of MATRIX StyleLink Style Fixer Finishing Hairspray.”

Brittany Snow’s $4 Drugstore Beauty Secret

Schick and Skintimate have partnered with the flick for cool branded swag. And the best part? It’s totally affordable.

Brittany said in a press release:

“Taking care of my legs is a part of my everyday healthy body regime. I’m excited to partner with Schick and Skintimate to encourage women to rock their own legs and celebrate independent, confident women, as that is something I try to accomplish every day.”

Do you love the old Hollywood waves Brittany and Anna rocked at the premiere?

— Dory Larrabee-Zayas