The inspiration for this brilliant look came from the dress, which is black and tuxedo-y. The moment celebrity hairstylist Giannandrea saw Chrissy in that dress, it instantly brought hm back to the 70s. He told her: “We have to do big beautiful Yves Saint Laurent 70s waves, but not sleek Hollywood waves.“
“Chrissy hugely trusts me and would let me choose a look for her with my eyes closed. She loves fashion just like me and was totally visualizing what I wanted to do. We talked about the 70s era, Studio 54, Disco and YSL and had a fun little moment. We were kinda like ‘wouldn’t it be fun if it was that time again?’,” explains Giannandrea.
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– First I started with wet hair, very conditioned.
– When I got to the styling bar, I have a process of taking the moisture out of the hair in segments. I used an infrared blow dryer which takes the moisture out without removing volume.
– I dried the hair about 25%, brushed with paddle brush and then used a volume touchable bounce mousse. The moisture helps the mousse work to its best performance.
– I spread the mousse section by section, from root to ends all the way through.
– It’s important that you use smaller sections at the crown to give it more volume and to comb the hair in the direction that you want it to go.
– I then dried the hair again but without a brush. Once it’s 25% more dry, I use a bristle brush with large sections to dry all the way through which really amplifies the volume and seals the cuticles of the hair. It makes it voluminous – the brush and mousse combined allows the hair to stay shiny yet voluminous. It’s very satisfying when that happens.
– The most beautiful thing about the mousse is that it acts as a setting agent. Once you put the iron on the hair, the mousse allows the waves to be molded yet stay very elastic.
– I then drew a little part – not too deep on the side because I didn’t want it to feel too retro. I brushed back one side of her hair on the right. Then I used a 1 inch curling iron on medium sections to put in the waves.
– When creating the waves, you must slightly twist the hair before placing on the iron so the hair doesn’t fall flat. slight twist on the iron. Then I brushed the hair again.
– At this point, the waves are super round, so I then stretch the waves with a 1 1/4 flatiron to tap in between the waves – where the wave goes flat, just ‘tap tap’ in between the waves on the flat part while stretching. I always use infrared technology because it’s important for overall health of the hair.
– Then brush the hair again with a Mason Pearson brush.
– The final step is the hairspray. I brushed her hair using my hands and followed the waves gently to define them with a flexible finish hairspray. Then I put in long light pressure clips for about 5 minutes to give it a good set without making any marks on the hair. You don’t want the hair to get too stiff so it has plenty of movement.
– Finally I make Chrissy walk through my hairspray cloud. I have her walk in and out of it so not too much is applied at one time.
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