Oscars hair shines despite rain: styling tips and step-by-steps from Pureology

Last night’s rain on the red carpet of the 87th Academy Awards was neither invited nor avoidable, but that did not stop Hollywood’s favorite starlets from showcasing a wide array of looks that kept us on our toes. Award wins and gowns aside, the hair alone was enough to get viewers talking with looks ranging from dreadlocks to unexpected undercuts.

Below, Pureology Artists Sandra Joseph and Ruth Roche share their tips for recreating our favorite looks using Pureology. Pureology International Artistic Director Wendy Bélanger also shares tips on how to keep frizz at bay, even when unexpected downpours hit!



  • Get the look: Scarlett Johansson (provided by Pure Artist Ruth Roche)Scarlett Johansson
  1. Apply a small amount of Colour Stylist Anti-Split Blow Dry styling cream and using a round brush, blowdry top of hair smooth.
  2. Backcomb the roots to create a 1″ high cushion. Apply a pea-sized amount of Colour Stylist Cuticle Polisher shine serum to palms and style hair away from the face using your fingers. Finish with Colour Stylist Supreme Control high hold hair spray for colour-treated hair.
    1. If the hair is not undercut, take a horseshoe parting at the top and using vertical sections, lightly backcomb sections throughout the sides and back. Brush sides back, using tension to keep the hair very close to the head. Create a classic twist from the nape to the crown, and secure with bobby pins.
    2. On the top, twist and tuck the ends underneath at the back of the crown and secure with a bobby pin. Spray with Colour Stylist Strengthening Control zero dulling hairspray for added hold. Apply a small amount of Colour Stylist Cuticle Polisher shine serum into palms and smooth over sides and back to create a high shine.


  • Get the look: Gwyneth Paltrow (provided by Pure Artist Ruth Roche)Gwyneth Paltrow
  1. Blow dry hair smooth with Pureology Highlight Stylist Gold Definer contour shine-gel.
  2. Take ½” horizontal sections and starting in the nape, use a flat iron through each section to create maximum shine.
  3. Create a deep side part, and a large circular section at the crown. Clip circular section out of the way and smooth front and both sides around and back. Secure under the circle in the nape.
  4. Lightly backcomb the roots in the crown section and smooth the surface with a natural bristle brush.
  5. To finish, apply a small amount of Colour Stylist Cuticle Polisher shine serum to palms and smooth the surface.
  6. Finish with Colour Stylist Strengthening Control zero dulling hairspray for a lasting, flexible hold.


Margot Robbie

  • Get the look: Margot Robbie (provided by Pure Artist Sandra Joseph)
    1. Begin with a few mists of Pureology Colour Fanatic on damp hair to prime hair, protect colour and fight frizz.
    2. Apply a quarter-size amount of Colour Stylist Nourishing Nectar sculpting gel and blowdry with a large flat brush, wrapping hair around the head to create shape.
    3. When the hair is almost dry, add a small amount of Colour Stylist Anti Breakage Twist shine texturizer and layer throughout. Finish blowdrying with a large round brush to smooth cuticle and add extra bend.
    4. Create a right side part, tuck hair behind the ear and finish with Colour Stylist Density Definer medium hold crème wax to add separation and hold hair in place all evening.



  • Tips to keep the frizz and humidity away (provided by Pureology International Artistic Director Wendy Bélanger)
    1. Using a round brush, combine a dime-sized dollop of Pureology Super Smooth Relaxing Serum and a dime-sized dollop of Colour Stylist Lustrous Volumizer prior to blowdrying. The Super Smooth Relaxing Serum features a humidity-resistant technology that retains the moisture from your conditioner while repelling the humidity from the outside that would otherwise cause your blowout to collapse or create frizz. The Colour Stylist Lustrous Volumizer provides that added volume, hold and support needed for shape while simultaneously protecting hair from color damage or fading.


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Get Miranda Lambert’s country glam hair from last night’s CMA Awards!

All eyes were on country music star Miranda Lambert at last night’s 2014 Country Music Association Awards, and not just for her four award wins and buzzworthy performance with pop star Meghan Trainor. As one of the red carpet’s ‘best dressed’, we were head-over-heels for Miranda’s stunning and varied looks throughout the evening. To recreate Miranda’s country glam hairstyles at home, Pureology Artistic Ambassador Sandra Joseph shares her step-by-steps on how to get each of Miranda’s looks.

Miranda Lambert

Red carpet Hollywood glam

  1. To protect and strengthen blonde locks like Miranda’s, apply a small amount Pureology Strength Cure Fabulous Lengths on damp hair from roots to ends.
  2. Layer two pumps Bodifying Luminator texturing shine-foam and one pump of Gold Definer contour shine-gel for volume, control, and shine. Blow-dry with a medium round brush to create bend and bounce.
  3. Using a ¾-inch iron, curl hair around the iron. Pin hair with prong clips and allow to cool.
  4. Take out clips, create a side part and brush hair with a soft bristle brush. Smooth right side behind the ear and secure with pins.
  5. Emulsify a small amount of Density Definer medium hold crème wax in palm of hands. Smooth top and right side for extra polish and shine.
  6. Finish by piecing remaining locks with an additional application of Density Definer medium hold crème wax.


Miranda Lambert

The modern textured bob 

  1. Start with dry hair and apply Root Lift spray hair mousse throughout for grip and texture.
  2. Blow-dry with fingers to create volume and separation.
  3. Using a 1-inch iron, take vertical sections and curl random pieces back and forth.
  4. Rake curls with fingers to loosen while applying Piecing Sculpt high holding sculpting fiber paste for definition.
  5. Back comb under layers of hair with fingers to provide added lift and fullness.
  6. Finish with Supreme Control high-hold hairspray for an all-night hold.


Miranda Lambert

A smooth finish as Female Vocalist of the Year

  1. Begin with damp hair and mist Pureology Colour Fanatic from roots to ends. This perfect primer will protect hair from heat and keep colour vibrant.
  2. Apply two pumps of Gold Definer contour shine-gel throughout for smoothness and shine. Wrap dry hair with a paddle brush.
  3. Starting from the bottom and working to the top, take 1/2- inch panels of hair and flat iron.
  4. Finish with a mist of Strengthening Control zero dulling hairspray for light hold and added shine.