The Vampire Diaries' top hairstylist reveals how to prevent hair disasters. (Even celebs aren't immune!)
- Kathryn H. Cusimano, BettyConfidential.comPoor Demi Moore! She Tweeted over the weekend that she wasn't attending the Golden Globes with her husband, Ashton Kutcher, because she was "having a bad hair day." While we didn't think she needed more than a hairbrush, we all have days when we look in the mirror and wish we could just pull the covers up over our head and hide out in bed. While Demi stayed home, other stars braved the rain-soaked red carpet, and in some instances a case of the frizzies, to party with the A-list.
So know we know that celebs aren't immune, but how do you avoid a bad hair day? We checked in with Vampire Diaries' hairstylist Randa Squillacote, who revealed her secret for keeping the cast of the CW hit looking good, no matter what the weather. "It all starts with clean, conditioned hair, using the right tools and, of course, the right products," Randa says. Read on for Randa's tips for preventing major hair mishaps.
The Problem: Frizz
Megan Fox's wannabe-tousled curls were a frizzy mess at the July premiere of Eagle Eye.
Randa starts by spraying 2" x 2" sections of hair with a spray like White Sands Liquid Texture Medium Hold spray (4 oz, $10, whitesandsproducts.com). "Wrap vertically around medium- to large-barrel curling irons," Randa says. "For a random curl, alternate medium and large irons through the head. Work White Sands Smudge Texture Crème in hands and fingertips and gently work through each curled section, placing hair as desired with your hands."
The Problem: Bad Bangs
It looks like someone got a little carried away while trimming Kathy Griffin's bangs.
"[There's] nothing worse than bad bangs," Randa says. "Try to keep sides back and use accessories or headbands to distract [from] bad bangs. You could always get clip-in extensions that match your hair color and fill in the corners." Try Hairdo by Ken Paves & Jessica Simpson Clip-In Bangs ($24.12, qvc.com)
The Problem: Dark Roots
Showing dark roots can be a fashion choice, but Madonna's conspicuous center parting (do we spy some grey hairs in there?) is not a look we want to emulate.
"I use many different types of temporary color like shadows, color sticks and color mascara wands to cover dark roots," Randa says. "Try a zigzag part; it will soften the color difference. In reality, when coloring hair, you should commit yourself for touchups every four to six weeks." Try Roux's Tween Time Hair Color Sticks ($11.40, beautydepot.com)
The problem: Over-processed blond hair
Karissa and Kristina Shannon of The Girls Next Door have hair that's been bleached one time too many, making it look a little like straw.
Randa breaks out the scissors for really severe cases, but a conditioning treatment can also help. "Once hair is over-processed," Randa says, "hair needs protein, protein, protein!!!" If your hair is dry and damaged, try Frederic Fekkai's Protein RX Anti-Breakage Treatment ($27.99, folica.com).
The problem: It's raining!
Jennifer Garner and her daughter Violet may be enjoying the rain, but Jen's hair certainly isn't!
"Rainy days are great days to put in a deep conditioner and put up your hair in a ponytail, or under a cool hat," Randa says. As for emergencies: "I like to keep a purse-size hairspray and a Smoothie elastic," at all times. "After getting caught in the rain, spray damp hair and brush for a smooth look or finger-comb for a messier style," Randa says. Grab Frederic Fekkai's Travel-Size Sheer Hold Spray ($10, ulta.com).
Kathryn H. Cusimano is an assistant editor at BettyConfidential.
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