Vintage inspired looks were hot on the red carpet of the Emmy Awards on Sunday, and Emily Blunt was no exception! The gorgeous newlywed accompanied her Office hubby John Krasinski, looking tres 1920’s in a light lavender Dior gown. The award winning actress turned to hairdresser Laini Reeves, co-owner of the new Essensuals London Salon on Melrose Avenue in L.A. to create an unforgettable ‘do, which was utterly romantic!
Reeves, who also styled Emily’s hair for her wedding, used Morrocanoil products to create a wavy, 1920’s hairdo.
“We wanted to create a look that was very different from any that Emily had worn before,” Reeves explained. “Once I saw the gown, I knew that a modern look based on the waved looks of the 20’s was the perfect compliment for the design.”
The haircare guru offers some tips on how to get Emily’s dramatic Œdo at home!
-I first shampooed Emily’s hair with Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo to leave it soft, shiny and well conditioned for the intricacies of styling.
-After mixing a cocktail of Moroccanoil Intense Curl Cream and the original Moroccanoil Treatment, I worked the blend from the middle to the ends of the hair to control ends and flyaways and provide natural-looking, soft hold.
-Next, I made a low side-part on the right and then pincurled the hair in alternating patterns towards the left and behind the right side. Since Emily’s gown had a beautiful beaded accent on the right shoulder, I wanted to place the hair behind the ear to show this off. (I made the pincurls in the classic way, pinning three alternate rows of of them (anti-clockwise/clockwise/anti-clockwise).
-I then misted Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray on Emily’s wet hair and let it air-dry for one hour while make-up was applied. I didn’t use a hairdryer this time since I didn’t want the hair to appear blown in any way. I wanted it to look authentic with all the ends nice and neat, so the waves would look softer yet controlled when they were brushed.
-Once Emily’s hair had air-dried, I released the pincurls and raked my fingers through her hair. I used a panel brush to keep her hair flat to the head so it wouldn’t disturb the root movement of the wave, and gently brushed from part to ends so her hair fell into a lovely wave.
-Finally, I shaped and styled the flow of the look by framing the left side of Emily’s face with a cascade of waves. (I placed a hidden pair pin to hold it in place.)
-To accent the look, I attached a diamond accessory in the hair above the right ear (I crossed two bobby pins, clipped on the earring, and sewed it in with silver thread).
-Since we wanted the style to look a bit shorter and also accent the nape of her neck, I created a pincurled, textured effect there at the nape.
-I finished the look with a quick mist of argan oil-infused Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray to give the hair a beautiful hold without compromising on softness, movement or shine.