Gemma Chan Oscars How-to
The 91th Academy Awards 2019
WHO: Gemma Chan, Actress
HAIR BY: Celebrity Hairstylist, Clariss Rubenstein for Olivia Garden
INSPIRATION: We wanted Gemma’s look to combine glamour with a little bit of coolness to give off French actress vibes, like Brigitte Bardot, something intentional but also effortless.
STEP 1: I started Gemma with dry hair and began to brush her strands out with the Olivia Garden iDetangle Brush to get rid of any unwanted knots. I then sprayed a generous amount of the volume Spray all around Gemma’s crown and face to create texture. Next, I started to blowout Gemma’s hair using the Olivia Garden Ceramic + Ion Hair Dryer. As I was blow drying, I used the Olivia Garden EcoHair Brush to continue to create volume around Gemma’s face. Since we wanted to make sure there was enough texture throughout Gemma’s hair, I sprayed the Dry Shampoo to even out softness and volume.
STEP 2: Once Gemma’s hair was fully blown out and had enough volume, I use a ¾ inch barrel curling iron and slowly wrapped pieces of hair around it while letting them down gently with my hands to create messy waves. I then applied a small amount of the Dry Shampoo Texturizing Paste into the palms of my hands and began to add it to the crown and back part of Gemma’s hair to reduce any frizz. I used the Olivia Garden Style-Up Folding Teasing Brush to ensure the product was evenly distributed. Once Gemma’s waves were complete, I gathered her hair into a low ponytail and secured it with a thin elastic right at the back of her neck. Once the ponytail was secured, I started to twist a few pieces of the pony tail creating a lose knot right above the nape of neck. Since we wanted this look to feel effortless, I made sure to leave a few stray pieces that would fall naturally. To finish off the look, I sprayed the Hairspray all over to ensure hold throughout the night.
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