We wish we could tell you how to nab Justin Timberlake too, but that's not really in our repertoire. Instead Papermag asked celebrity hairstylist Davy Newkirk to walk us through the hair secrets of one of our favorite hair looks at the Golden Globes: his client Jessica Biel's boho-chic tresses. Here, he explains how he created Biel's thick waves while sharing some of his other favorite styles from the red carpet!
Can you walk us through how you created Jessica's Globes hairstyle?
We wanted Jessica's hair to compliment the "bohemian luxury" feel of her dress and I loved the idea of natural cascading waves against the backdrop of the dress' backless silhouette. Jessica has a great head of hair--the texture is fine but she has a ton of it!
First, I applied Alterna Bamboo Volume Weightless Whipped Mousse all over her damp hair and Alterna Bamboo Volume Uplifting Root Blast to her roots for extra volume and lift while maintaining the feather-light feel. Then, I blow-dried her hair using a large round brush to smooth the cuticle and ensure a polished result. When her hair was 95% dry, I used Alterna Bamboo Style Boho Waves Tousled Texture Mist to give it texture and wave, then finished drying it with my fingers. Next, I divided her hair into 1" sections and created waves using a 1¼" curling iron, alternating between wrapping and clamping sections to maintain the organic movement to the look. Then, I used my fingers to apply Alterna Bamboo Style Moldable Texture Paste and combed it through the curls, followed by the Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Humidity Hair Spray to set the style and lock-out frizz. Last, I used texture paste again to smooth pieces around the face.
What's the key to red carpet-ready hair?
Finishing [spray]! This is the red carpet after all. It polishes off even the most effortless looks and provides hold throughout the evening.
Aside from Jessica what were some of your favorite hair looks at the Golden Globes this year?
I loved the way Angelina Jolie looked. Her dress was amazing and I loved her simple hair and make up. I also loved Kate Beckinsale's look.