My dear friend Patricia Arquette just won a Golden Globe for her role in the mini series Escape At Dannemora. Patricia proudly represents women who don't fit the Hollywood mould, I'm so proud to be working with such a strong female role model. Here's how I created Patricia's hair for the event.
Patricia chose a contemporary classic,Vivienne Westwood gown so we decided her hair should be up and off her shoulders to emphasize the neckline and complement the spirit of the dress. The influence came from the Gibson Girl, with an elegant, vintage, Victorian / Edwardian inspired updo - but with a twist that makes it relevant for today.
To make the most of the texture of Patricia’s hair, I cleansed and treated the hair using Gorgeously Gentle Shampoo and Conditioner. To build a good foundation, keep frizz at bay and the hair looking better for longer, I then primed the hair with Base Coat Serum, applied through the mid lengths to the ends of the hair.
The next step was to blow dry the hair using the IkooMassage Brush to create “light-as-air”volume, a natural shine and a luxurious, silky touch to the hair.
I then added a small amount of Brilliant Thickening Cream which contains peptides and adds thickness to the hair, similar to how they work on creating “plumper” looking skin. I then gently teased the hair from the ends, all the way up to the roots.
The hair was then then lifted and gathered in a loose ponytail on the crown of the head, pushed gently back down onto the head to achieve a “pouf” effect for added volume and width and then twisted into a loose topknot. The hair was then pinned in place with blonde bobby pins, to complement the hair tones.
For a modern take on the Gibson Girl tendrils, I left a couple of strands of hair free at the front and loosely straightened them using Coriollss Titanium Straightening Irons
To bring out the best of Patricia’s blonde tones, I completed the look with a fine mist of Shining Moment Spray for long-lasting, high-impact shine.