Did you have Monday off for MLK Day? Did you watch the Inauguration? I had the day off and I think it was the first time I've been able to watch live instead of sound bytes on the evening news. On a much lighter and signifcantly less-historic note, I am excited for Awards Season. I'm a big movie nerd, but get just as excited for the gowns, makeup, and hair! While live-Tweeting the Golden Globes, Amy (visit her blog!) and I were fawning over the amazingness of Tina Fey's hair. I thought I'd share my inspired version of her curls. While her hair has extensions, my hair is longer, the layers are different, and I don't have bangs, the technique of these old-Hollywood curls is similar and easy to do. Here's how to:
T O O L S
- heat protectant
- velcro rollers (I used the largest size)
- volumizing hairspray
- 1.5 inch curling iron
- shine spray (optional)
M E T H O D
Spray hair with heat protectant and allow to dry.
Brush hair and divide into three sections: the left side, right side, and middle. By the way, I'm obsessed with this Mason Pearson brush I was sent from Clear Shampoo (more on that coming soon). Yes, it's very expensive, but if you have an extra couple hundred dollars (don't we all?) get this brush. My hair is instantly shiny. Obsessed.
Once the curling iron is heated, pick a side and about a one-inch section of hair. Open the clip and slide down the section until you reach the end of your hair. Clamp and roll from the ends to close to the roots. Allow to heat for about 10 seconds.
Open the clamp to release the curl. Carefully wrap the hot curl around a velcro roller and fasten with a clip.
Repeat on the other side. For the section down the middle, divide that section in half and repeat the process until all hair is curled.
Allow hair to cool, then remove the clips and rollers.
Gently brush the curls and use a volumizing hairspray at the roots of the crown area to add more volume and set your hair. Finish with a shine spray, if desired.
T I P S
- I tried to choose the easiest method, but this look can also be attained with large hot rollers or as blow out with a large round brush/velcro rollers/
- I don't have bangs, but to get yours to look like Tina Fey's get a small round brush and a hair dryer. Take the bangs around the brush and blow them towards you.
- More velcro roller tutorials you might've missed:
Which celebrity has the best hair?