Get Scarlett Johansson’s red-carpet hair!

August 13, 2009

Celebrity hairstylist David Babaii worked his magic on the glorious Scarlett Johansson’s new lighter-toned strawberry blonde hairstyle last month, with two completely different trademark looks at the Opening Night of LA Shorts Fest 2009 and Comic Con 2009. David spills his secrets to Australia, giving step by step instructions on how to re-create these looks.

Scarlett at Comic-Con 2009

To achieve this curly, wavy, sexy look for Scarlett Johansson’s appearance
at Comic-Con 2009, celebrity hairstylist David Babaii applied his Amplifying Whipped Mousse, $23.50, from roots to ends. This gives just the right amount of volume and hold to her strawberry blonde hair.

Next, he rough dried her tresses by using his hands, moving the hair in
various directions. Once dry, he sectioned her hair into three different parts: top, sides and back leaving the nape area free. This is one of David’s most important styling tips, since you need to have constant control over the hair at all times.

To create his famous wavy curls, he used his ceramic curling iron. To style, he took small “V” shaped strands and wrapped them around the inside of the barrel. Then, David allowed each curl to fall naturally. Through selected strands, he ran his fingers up the partially curled strand to achieve added volume. For additional lift at the scalp area, he sprayed Volcanic Ash Root Amplifier, $23.50, on his finger tips and applied to the root area by roughly massaging into the area. This adds added fullness and texture. To complete, he sprayed Mise en Plis Light Styling Spray, $23.50.

Scarlett at LA Shorts Fest ’09

David Babaii’s inspiration for Scarlett Johansson’s style was a 40’s Marilyn Monroe look with the illusion of a chin length “bob” without cutting any hair!

After drying her locks with his Hair Polish, $26.50, applied to damp hair, David divided her tresses into three sections: top with a side part, sides and back leaving the nape area free. To create these large barrel sized curls, he took alternating “V” shaped partings to avoid any part lines from showing through.

David used a ceramic curling iron throughout her entire head. The
sides and back curls were pinned into various sized looped curls giving the
illusion of a short “bob”. On the top, he gently brushed her hair to one
side forming soft waves. For added glamour, David brushed back one side and
secured with a decorative hair pin. For hold, David used his Mise en Plis
Light Styling Spray for a soft long lasting hold.

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