A red carpet look is nothing without an amazing hairstylist, which is why we’ve rounded up the best celebrity hairstylist tricks, as well as a few tips from celebrities themselves. Gorgeous Hollywood-style hair is just a few products away.
Create beach waves while asleep
All you need to create effortless no-heat waves is a good salt spray, according to Michael Angelo, a celebrity hairstylist who’s worked with Brooklyn Decker and Adriana Lima. Just lightly spritz dry hair with the spray, twist hair into “four flat Princess Leia buns” and go to sleep. “The style is super comfortable to sleep on and you can wake up and shake loose effortless beachy waves,” he told Self. Our personal favorite is Tigi Bed Head Queen Beach Salt Spray ($14.99) as it’s infused with mineral-rich Balinese salt and UV Complex, which protects hair against harmful sun rays.
Use hairspray before curling hair
If you’re familiar with Jane the Virgin, then you know how perfect lead actress Gina Rodriguez’s signature waves look on and off screen. Turns out the trick lies in the hairspray application! Celebrity hairstylist Paul Norton has a simple, yet interesting technique as he spritz it on before applying heat. “This gives her hair an extra ‘shape-ability’ so it adheres to what the curling iron gives you,” he explained to Glamour. To get a strong hold without any added weight, use Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Touchable Weightless Hairspray ($15.69) for healthy looking hair that will stay in place all day long.
Apply a hair mask before you exercise
Sweating from a workout is one of the best ways to get rid of toxins. Unfortunately, all that perspiration comes with a downside: the salt from sweat can actually dry out your hair. But luckily, there’s a quick fix for that. Hairstylist Jen Atkin, whose celebrity clients include Khloe Kardashian and Jessica Alba, advises to apply a hair mask on before exercise to help push moisture back into the strands and seal it in. The heat from exercising will also allow the mask to work deeper so all you have to do later is rinse it out. Obliphica Professional Seaberry Mask ($26.99) is the perfect mask as it deeply hydrates while restoring the hair’s elasticity.
Reduce hair breakage with the right brush
Not all brushes are alike—the one you use to brush out wet hair might actually be causing split ends. But fear not because Drew Barrymore has an easy solution for all of us: The Wet Brush. In fact, she let everyone know on Instagram that she swears by the brush for both her and her kids. They come in a bunch of different colors and sizes, but the Pop Fold Wet Brush ($7.89) is the most convenient for traveling because of its foldable, compact design. No more tugging or pain, guaranteed.
Freshen up with dry shampoo
It seems like Ashley Benson has never had a bad hair day, but maybe that’s because her secret weapon is dry shampoo. “It really works well for me because I have extensions from time to time so it helps make everything look really fresh,” she told W Magazine. The Pretty Little Liar confessed that she loves Oribe haircare products, especially the dry shampoo so try Oribe’s Gold Lust Dry Shampoo ($37.89) for a similar look. Not only does this product absorb oil and product buildup, but also it helps restore strength and softness back into the hair. Dry shampoo works well to texturize tresses so it’s a great double duty product.