It’s red carpet season once more and with plenty of up dos and long wavy locks on show, there’s plenty of hair style envy about. Take “Conviction” actress Hilary Swank as a case in point. How did she get to show her Screen Actors Guild Awards look?
It’s all down to MoroccanOil – an argan oil‐infused styling, finishing and conditioning products for the hair loved with sustainable credential to boot (it’s harvested under a free trade program, which supports thousands of families in the Southwest region of Morocco).
Voted one of InStyle magazine’s Best Beauty Buys 2010, Moroccanoil Treatment (€38) is hot on every beauty editor’s obsession list and popular amongst curly babes and those wanting to achieve the wavy look alike.
It’s great for prepping your hair before blow drying (throw a euro-sized dollop on your damp hair to tame frizz), but it’s also a superb post styling product too – and in Hilary Swank’s case, for making curls look a little more polished.
Hilary’s hair was designed by leading Hollywood stylist, Robert Vetica, who was inspired by the sensual, flowing lines of her nude Versace dress and the hairstyles of iconic 60’s Hollywood siren and Bond girl, Ursula Andress.
To create the red carpet look, Vetica shared his tips with us:
“I started by blow‐drying Hilary’s hair using Moroccanoil Treatment to instantly condition, bring any dry ends back to life and make her hair easier to style. The argan oil‐infused formula also gave the hair a brilliant, natural‐looking shine.
After the hair was dried, I did a full head set by curling 1” by 1” sections of hair, starting at the nape of the neck, then pinned each to the head. These were real, full base curls, not spiral curls. I continued section by section until I reached the crown, and then finished the sides and top of the head. It almost had the look of a 60’s hot roller set.
I gave the set a good spray of Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray (€24) and let it sit for 20 minutes, to insure an even longer‐lasting set. I then gave it a good brushing and applied a small amount of Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream (€28) for added body.
Finally, I gave hair a good backcombing at the root and sprayed again. I brushed out most of the backcombing except at the crown, and ran my fingers through the hair to loosen it up. I backcombed a bit more at the crown, gave it another quick spray and lightly brushed over the top to smooth and finish.”
Moroccanoil is stocked in fine salons across Ireland. For stockists, call 061 212 028.
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