Julia looked better than ever at the 2014 Emmy Awards, held in Los Angeles, Calif. on August 25. We spoke to her colorist and hairstylist to get the details on her amazing, shiny hair!
Oscar Blandi Colorist Kyle White tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY about Julia Louis-Dreyfus‘ stunning shade and how you can copy her look!
Julia Louis-Dreyfus At Emmy Awards — Get Her Exact Hair Color
Kyle tells HollywoodLife.com:
“Julia’s color is a perfect example of how depth at the roots and subtle lightness on the ends is a great way to soften up dark brunettes, without looking too light and washing you out.
Dark hair can read heavy and hard against most complexions, so we softened up Julia’s hair, by adding some lighter pieces off the root, around the frame of her face and the top of her head, exactly where the sun would lighten her hair naturally.
It’s the next evolution of the Ombré phenomenon, and one of fall’s biggest trends — “sombre.” Darker roots with sections of lightness on the ends — not solid lightness on the ends, like the past versions of ombré we had been seeing. After the highlighted ends were finished, we removed any unwanted brassy tones, sealed in her color and locked in shine with an Iced Milk Shake Gloss by L’Oreal Dia color for five minutes.”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Hair At Emmys — How To Get The Look
David Gardner styled Julia’s hair. He told us about the inspiration: “Julia’s dress, a classic silhouette, combined with her amazing cheekbones became the inspiration for her Emmys look.”
Here’s the how to:
“STEP 1: Start by shampooing and conditioning hair from mid-length to ends with Oscar Blandi Jasmine Smoothing Shampoo and Jasmine Smoothing Conditioner ($22 each). For high shine, add a few drops of Oscar Blandi Vivid Clear Shine Glaze ($28) to the conditioner. Rinse and towel dry hair.
STEP 2: Flip head over and apply a dime size amount of an Oscar Blandi cocktail — a drop of Oscar Blandi Polish Blow Out Crème ($25) and a drop of Oscar Blandi Polish Glossing Crème ($25) – to hair starting at the ends. Using a wide tooth comb, comb the product through hair. Section hair and lightly blow dry the whole head until almost dry, but still a little damp.
STEP 3: Start with a light mist of Oscar Blandi Volumizing Spray ($19) on the root area. Using a medium sized round brush; wrap each section of hair around the brush. Blow on the hair while it is wrapped around the brush — do NOT unwrap and pull, just blow as is.
STEP 4: Unwrap and brush hair and see if dry. Do this until the section is dry and warm/hot. Then, while hair is hot, wrap that section in a Velcro roller and leave to cool. Hair clips may be needed depending on hair length and weight. Repeat for the whole head going straight back to under, lightly misting every section’s root area with volumizing spray. Make sure hair is slightly angled away from the face and straight back on the top. Now is a great time to try on clothes and do makeup.
STEP 5: Once the hair is cold, take all the rollers out and brush through using a Mason Pearson Paddle Brush or wide tooth comb. Let hair settle for five to ten minutes to see how much the weight of the hair will make it fall. Hair should fall into a high volume, effortlessly straight style, with the ends kicking out in different directions.
STEP 6: Apply a tiny drop more of Oscar Blandi Polish Glossing Crème ($25) to mid-lengths and ends for a piecey look. Finish off with a few sprays of Oscar Blandi Texture & Volume Spray ($25).”
Do you think Julia looked better than ever, HollywoodLifers?
— Dory Larrabee Zayas