Monday, February 09, 2009

Grammy hair at home with Suave and Luke O'Connor

I'm always experimenting with different hairstyles and products. Sometimes the Red Carpet provides great inspiration for shaking up a hair style. I'm eyeing up Taylor Swift's curly updo, thinking this might be a fun look for me. Luke O'Connor, celebrity hair stylist, has come up with some tips using the very affordable Suave hair care line. I singled out my favorites below!

The Look: Bohemian Back-Do Taylor Swift shone on stage and on the red carpet at the Grammy Awards. And her hairstyle was one of the top looks of the night. Pulled loosely back with soft pieces around the face, her locks brought her whole look together – and is surprisingly easy to do on your own.
To recreate at home:
Wash hair with Suave Humectant Shampoo and Conditioner to moisturize, leaving hair soft and manageable. Apply Suave Extra Hold Mousse to towel-dried hair and blow dry with a round brush. To create soft, loose waves, use a 1 – 1.5 inch curling iron and spiral hair around it in sections. Stop here to wear hair loose and long. To go to the next level a la Taylor Swift, create a side part and pull hair back into an extremely loose braid. Secure at the bottom and then flip under, securing with bobby pins at the nape of the neck. Let a few soft pieces fall to frame the face and create beautiful texture. Finish with Suave Extra Hold Hairspray.

The Look: The Dressy Ponytail A few Grammy rockers rocked a dressy ponytail – a twist on the classic ponytail creating an elegant but simple up-do. Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and even red-carpet correspondent Giuliana Rancic all sported this look.
To recreate at home:
To mimic Carrie Underwood’s pony, use Suave Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner in the shower and then apply Volumizing Root Lifter Spray Gel to the roots of towel dry hair to add body to hair without weighing it down. Blow dry hair with a large round brush to smooth hair, turning hair under. Part hair on the side for a swept bang and then back comb hair around the crown to create extra volume. Pull hair back into a ponytail one to two inches from the nape of neck, and pull out some pieces around the face for added softness. Before securing, carve out a small piece of hair to wrap around the base of the pony, concealing the band. Lock the look in place with Suave Extra Hold Hairspray.

Celebrity Hair-Stylist
Luke O’Connor is owner of the exclusive LuKaRo Salon in Beverly Hills and is a consultant/spokesperson for Suave. Luke was responsible for creating Debra Messing’s lovely locks every week on the set of NBC’s Will & Grace for which he was nominated for an Emmy and won the most coveted, namesake award at the Hair and Make-Up Guild. He currently styles the locks of Julia Louis-Dreyfus for The New Adventures of Old Christine.


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