A stale hairstyle can throw off even the most consciously-constructed ensemble. Thankfully, when your inspo tank is running off fumes, there’s one place you can turn to breathe in fresh festive hair inspiration—the oh-so-reliable red carpet. Below, a supply of holiday hair how-to’s—from majestic muses Rihanna and Priyanka Chopra—straight from their hairstylists.
THE LOOK: RIHANNA’S WET LOOK FROM THE VMA’S BY YUSEF
- Start by washing the hair with a gentler formula like MOP Gentle Pear Shampoo.
- Blow dry the hair completely straight.
- Run MOP Mixed Greens Leave-In Conditioner through the ends to smooth the hair back and tame flyaways.
- To make it pin straight, flat iron with the Cricket Ultra Smooth Styling Iron and comb all behind the ears.
- Place bobby pins on each side of the hair behind the ears and smooth hair over the pins.
- To finish, spritz with a firm hold spray like MOP C-System Firm Finish Hair Spray.
THE LOOK: PRIYANKA CHOPRA’S POLISHED SIDE-TWISTED FROM THE EMMYS BY CASTILLO
- Start by washing with MOP’s Mixed Greens Shampoo to help hair withstand humidity and heat from the tools.
- Mist MOP’s Pear Detangler and comb through hair to untangle and minimize frizz.
- Smooth MOP Mixed Greens Leave-In Conditioner from the mid-shaft to the end to help coat any damage or dryness.
- Rough blow-dry the hair with the Cricket WavePro Dryer until 80% dry, then detangle with a Cricket Heat Boss Paddle Brush.
- Create a deep side part and flat brush blow-dry the hair straight then go over each section with the Cricket Ultra Smooth Styling Iron from mid-hair shaft to end.
- Apply a dollop-sized amount of MOP Orange Peel Molding Cream from the root to mid hair shaft on the side of your hair. Brush through and then with a twisting motion, twist the hair from the scalp to behind the ear and down the back of your neck.
- Repeat this same technique minus the twist and gather hair into a low ponytail, secure it with a hair bungee and wrap a section of hair around the bungee to conceal it.
- To finish, spray MOP’s C-System Firm Hair Spray around the hair line and around the ponytail.
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