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HOW-TO: Willow Shield’s Textured Waves by Ryan Richman

Willow Shields Hair by Ryan Richman

Willow Shield’s may be known for her long braided hair in the Hunger Games, but at last night’s Mockingjay 2 premiere, she turned heads with a chic fashion lob with lots of texture. The man behind the mane, Ryan Richman, breaks down how he created her look below.

Willow Shields Hair by Ryan Richman


1. “I prepped damp hair with Kérastase Mousse Bouffante to add body throughout the style.

2. Using my blow dryer and my fingers I rough dried the hair focusing at the root.  

PRO TIP: For added volume flip upside down or use your fingers to lift the hair 90 degrees from the scalp while blow drying.  

3. When the hair was about 90% dry I misted the style with Kérastase Spray à Porter, a great thickening spray for extra hold and a tousled effect.  I finished the blow dry with a medium boar bristle round brush being careful not to over smooth the hair and to leave some natural texture.  

4. Using a 1″ flat iron I enhanced the natural wave of the hair.  At the root of a 1″ section of hair I closed the iron softly and slid the iron down the hair while bending it back and forth in opposite directions following the natural ‘S’ pattern in the hair.  I continued this throughout the entire head and finished each section with Matrix Style Link Perfect Volume Hairspray.

5. To finish the look I applied a small amount of Kerastase Short Mania Semi-Matte Paste to my fingers tips and tousled the hair focusing at the root to break up the style.  I created a messy deep side part with my fingers and sprayed the style with Batiste Dry Shampoo for a matte textured finish.”

What do you think of Willow’s textured style? Let us know in the comments below!

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