WHO: Actress Quinta Brunson
HAIR BY: Celebrity Hairstylist Alexander Armand for Olivia Garden
INSPIRATION: We collaborated and decided to go with a Classic Hollywood Glam aesthetic with a Modern Twist to match the spirit of her dress, an intricately beaded floor length black and white gown by Jean-Louis Sabaji that is an absolute head turner. We used products that work well with creating texture and volume and ones that act as superior styling agents to ensure Quinta’s coiffure remained intact on the red carpet and she commanded the attention she deserves.
TIPS/TECHNIQUE: I shampooed and conditioned Qunita’s hair with Shampoo & Conditioner to infuse moisture, make it easier to manipulate, and give a hydrated foundation. I then, blow dried Quinta’s hair with the Olivia Garden NewCycle Large Paddle Brush and the Olivia Garden SuperHP Blow Dryer. I love this blow dryer because of its high wattage, allowing maximum regulated heat and even airflow to perfectly smooth the hair while cutting down drying time. Next, I straightened her hair using the Olivia Garden Ceramic + ion High Performance Professional Flat Iron set to 350°F degrees to get just the right temperature to sleek her hair out. Then, I gathered her hair into a ponytail and created a perfect bun. I used Flexible Hold + Mousse and Gel and applied additional heat from the Olivia Garden SuperHP Blow Dryer to sleek her edges for the ponytail and manipulate her bangs, inspired by the late great Josephine Baker. The combination of products and this technique allowed me to give her hair that super sleek and frizz-free finish. Afterwards, I styled her ponytail with an artistic bun and applied bobby pins to hold and complete the look.
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