Perfect Hair, From the Red Carpet to Real Life

Suave® professional celebrity hairstylist Theodore Leaf offers tips for creating the latest Hollywood hairstyles.

Theodore Leaf is no stranger to the red carpet. The Suave® professional celebrity hairstylist, who is based in Los Angeles, styles the tresses of some of Hollywood’s leading ladies. Using the new Suave Professionals® styling line — which has been proven to work as well as top salon brands — Leaf creates glamorous looks that last from the red carpet through the after party. Here are his how-to tips for achieving a Hollywood-like hairstyle for your next special occasion.

Romantic Waves
• Start by giving dry hair a mist of new Suave Professionals® Touchable Finish Extra Hold Hairspray to provide long-lasting and fast-drying hold. Next, wrap 1- to 1½-inch sections of hair (moving away from the face) around the barrel of a 1- to 1½-inch curling iron. To keep waves looking natural, avoid using the curling iron’s clamp. Once all of your hair is curled, let it set for 10 to 15 minutes. Finally, run your hands through the curls, breaking them up to reveal sultry and touchably soft waves.

Easy Updo
• Apply new Suave Professionals® Volumizing Root Boost Spray to the roots of damp hair to add lift and volume before fully blowing dry. In a hurry? Skip the shampoo and give tresses a spray with new Suave Professionals® Dry Shampoo to refresh hair and absorb oil in between washes. Next, pull hair into a loose ponytail and secure with a hair elastic. Then divide the ponytail into two equal sections. Take one of the sections and twist it, pulling it around the hair elastic and pinning it in place with large bobby pins. Repeat this step for the other section. Don’t worry if a few stray hairs pop out — this style is supposed to look effortlessly elegant.

Captivating Curls
• Curly-haired girls should embrace their tendrils. Blow-dry hair using a diffuser attachment to help curls stay loose and dry frizz-free.

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