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24.01.18 Beauty, Hair

Get The Look: Reese Witherspoon’s SAG Awards Elegant Side Swept Curls

Vintage Hollywood glamour came to mind the moment Reese Witherspoon stepped onto the SAG Awards red carpet this past Sunday.

The Big Little Lies actress stunned in a form-fitting, emerald toned Zac Posen gown that hinted at the classic styles of old Hollywood movie stars. The timeless off-the-shoulder silhouette of the dress beautifully framed her soft, side swept curled hair style.

Hairstylist Lona Vigi wanted to create a timeless hair look that felt Old Hollywood yet modern, much like the dramatic chevron print dress Reese wore for the evening’s event. The inspiration for the look came from a conversation with fashion stylist Petra Flannery where they both worked on a campaign for Elizabeth Arden. The final look was all about touchable curls that elegantly fell to her shoulders without losing shape. It was a fresh take on what Lona described as “total movie star hair.” Here’s how you can recreate this beautiful look yourself:

PREP: Starting with freshly washed hair, work in a heat protective leave in conditioner to damp hair. Using your fingers, apply the conditioner from the roots to tips and evenly distribute throughout the hair.

STYLE (Part 1): Once the priming layer of heat protectant is applied, Lona sections the hair and focuses on styling the front, face-framing sections of the hair. She applies gel to the front sections of hair and gathers each into a wave. To promote hold and to further develop the wave shape, she secures each section with flat clips. Once these front sections are dry, Lona sprays each with hairspray to set the desired wave.

STYLE (Part 2): Moving to the bottom sections of the hair, she uses a Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer and meticulously blow dries each section with an Ibiza Hair Round Brush. Using Dyson’s high powered dryer not only cut down styling time but left Reese’s hair smooth with a healthy sheen. Once dried, Lona parted the hair to the side, grabbed a curling iron and curled each freshly blown out section in vertical curls.

FINISH: When the hair is fully curled and the pins are let out, gently brush the hair to blend while focusing on preserving the sexy, modern Old Hollywood waved shape of the hair. To lock in the look and add an extra touch of body, back comb various sections of the hair once in a swift motion. To tame those pesky fly-aways or baby hairs along the face, Lona’s favorite red carpet trip is to sprtiz a toothbrush with hairspray and brush down these troubling hairs.

ghd Style™ Heat Protect Spray
Bumble and Bumble Styling Creme
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
Ibiza Hair Blonde Extended Cork Round Brush
Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong Finish

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22.01.18

Reese Witherspoon In Zac Posen – 2018 SAG Awards

Reese Witherspoon was a vision in emerald green at the 2018 SAG Awards on Sunday (January 21) in LA.

I will go on record saying that this Zac Posen gown is one of her best looks to date.

Not only was the off-the-shoulder, flutter-sleeve design a more unexpected silhouette for the actress, it simply oozed with old-Hollywood elegance done up in a thoroughly modern, romantic way.

I love how the tone-on-tone panels created such a flattering shape throughout the dress to really elongate and celebrate Reese’s figure.

Gismondi 1754 earrings were a striking way to complete the look, especially as they received plenty of time in the spotlight thanks to Reese’s glossy, side-swept waves.

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21.01.18

Reese Witherspoon In Dolce & Gabbana – 2018 Producers Guild Awards

Reese Witherspoon also attended the 2018 Producers Guild Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday (January 20).

The producing powerhouse wore a lovely Dolce & Gabbana dress with Chloe Gosselin pumps.

Are any of you questioning the ‘day’ length here, because I’m really loving it! Copper is truly having a moment right now, and the sophisticated sequins take this into a nighttime red carpet look quite well. Plus, let’s be honest, Reese just has a way of pulling off almost anything! A longer hemline also would not have allowed the stunning velvet, t-strap pumps to shine as they did.

A perfect blowout, well-placed highlighter and a striking bright pink lip top it all off.

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12.01.18

2018 Critics’ Choice Awards Red Carpet Roundup

Following the 2018 Golden Globes black dress code, the 2018 Critics’ Choice Awards on Thursday (January 11) showcased a range of colours, styles and designers.

Reese Witherspoon: The actress’s most memorable looks often have bold colours, so I was surprised she opted for a black Prada dress. That being said, I thought the short length really worked for her, with the embellishment adding some vicariousness. The Roger Vivier shoes enhanced the playful mood.

Emma Roberts: Her choppy blonde fringe was certainly a talking point, but the elegant simplicity of her Giorgio Armani gown didn’t go unnoticed. The strapless column fit perfectly. She styled it in a very modern way with the gold-toned accessories and by leaving the neckline bare.

Emilia Clarke: Like Reese, the ‘Game of Thrones’ star opted for a shorter black dress. She wore a Dolce & Gabbana frock with Gianvito Rossi sandals. I would have loved to see the look completed with a red lip as it would have added some warmth while playing up the brand’s Italian film star aesthetic.

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08.01.18

Reese Witherspoon In Zac Posen – 2018 Golden Globe Awards

It’s no surprise Reese Witherspoon arrived at the 2018 Golden Globes wearing of her favorite designers, Zac Posen.

With six nominations for ‘Big Little Lies’ tonight, including her own for Best Actress, Reese looked like her best self in this one-shoulder mermaid gown.

Sticking with the black dress code, the actress brought some glamour to her look with jewelry from Bulgari.

While it’s rare to see Reese in black, she wore it well and complimented the glamorous silhouette of her gown by leaving her blonde locks straight and smooth.

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06.01.18

2018 AFI Awards Red Carpet Roundup

More stars were in the mix at the 2018 AFI Awards on Friday (January 5) in LA, in addition to Emilia Clarke, Saoirse Ronan, and Allison Williams.

Reese Witherspoon: This little red dress may have been right up Reese’s alley, and nothing all that groundbreaking, but it was a chic addition to the style lineup. I like the twisted, ruched details to further flatter the figure. Christian Louboutin ‘Corneille’ nude pumps rounded out the look.

Greta Gerwig: I cannot fully get aboard the piece-y nature of this Burberry dress, what with the embroidered lavender overlay, the uneven hem, and the wide, dropped waistband. The dark pumps didn’t help the dress’s cause, either.

Issa Rae: Issa was nothing but a ray of sunshine in this happy-chic Calvin Klein bias-cut frock topped off with metallic sandals and a Jimmy Choo ‘Cloud’ clutch.

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28.11.17

Reese Witherspoon In Oscar de la Renta – 2017 Gotham Independent Film Awards

Following Ava Phillippe’s appearance at Bal des Debutantes, Reese Witherspoon was back on the red carpet for the 2017 Gotham Independent Film Awards on Monday (November 27), to support her ‘Big Little Lies’ co-star Nicole Kidman.

I like how her Oscar de la Renta dress merges traditional (LBD) and contemporary aesthetics (gold confetti embellishments) together to create a dress perfectly suited to Reese’s red carpet no fuss M.O.

Reese continued to keep the look interesting with metallic gold pumps and complimentary jewels.

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