This gorgeous wavy swept-to-the-side hairstyle is a staple on the red carpet and the perfect go-to do’ for any holiday party. Slight changes can make the style lean towards classic or read more edgy (the difference is in what you do to the slick side). If clean and simple is what you’re going for, follow Amanda Seyfried’s lead and pull one side of your hair back and secure with bobby pins, sweeping the rest of your hair over your shoulder. For something a little more daring, copy Scarlett Johansson’s faux-undercut and French braid a few strands from the ear to the crown in a diagonal pattern. Either way, spray the hell out of it with a strong-hold hairspray like Redken Forceful 23 Super Strength Finishing Spray, $17 and you’ll be good to go for the rest of the night. Here are more pretty versions. Which do you like best?
While perusing the web last night I came across stunning photos of Brigitte Bardot whose name is synonymous with sexy, voluminous blowout. Almost every stylist who creates a look similar to the gorgeous hairstyle you see on Amanda Seyfried above references Ms. Bardot as their inspiration.
If you want to get a sexy, bouncy and touchable-looking style like this, follow these steps courtesy of Suave Professionals Celebrity Stylist Jenny Cho. She created this look for Seyfried for the In Time premiere. And yes, she did credit Bardot as a muse.
Step 1: Apply a volumizing, root lifting spray through towel-dried hair, focusing most of the spray at your roots.
Step 2: Glide smoothing cream over your strands to help smooth and protect hair from heat styling. Blow dry your hair section by section using a large round brush — start at the nape of your neck.
Step 3: Set each section of hair in a large velcro roller to add additional body and volume. Roll every section away from your face except for the front sections — they should be rolled under. Let hair set while you finish getting ready.
Step 4: Remove the rollers starting at the nape of your neck. Brush out your hair gently with a boar bristle brush and tease the roots around the crown of your head to add a bit more volume.
Step 5: Mist with flexible-hold hairspray to finish.
Now that you’ve got the scoop on how to create the classic Bardot blowout, learn how to get a sultry Bardot pout by overdrawing your lips (without looking like a drag queen).