Celebrity hairstylist Robert Vetica used Leonor Greyl products to create Daisy Ridley’s look for the Hollywood premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Inspired by the Chanel flapper in Tokyo, Vetica takes cues from something a bit more LA.
Inspiration: “For tonight’s hair we had kind of an interesting throwback character as our muse again as far as the undertone of the look. With the Tokyo premiere we looked towards the Chanel flapper as our red carpet reference and with tonight’s LA premiere, my hair was very much inspired by The CHARLIE GIRL. I think there were actually a few of them, but the Charlie Girl I have in mind is Shelley Hack, the REAL Charlie Girl in my eyes.”
“In the 1970’s and 1980’s, Charlie Girl embodied youthful, free-spirited and vibrant women on-the-go having fun with life and that’s exactly what we wanted this day to be for Daisy. She is someone for the younger generation to look up to!”
How-to: “There’s a lot of “Hollywood Glamour” to the hair, maybe even a slight hint of disco which is interesting to me or to anyone that is a sincere fan of those decades and styles! Taking the freshness of the Charlie Girl from that time, with a hint of 70’s, I re-created and combined those looks.”
Prep the hair with Leonor Greyl Mousse au Lotus Volumatrice and Leonor Greyl Condition Naturelle Heat
Protective Styling Spray, before blowing it dry for a smooth look.
“Daisy held her head upside down for extra body, and then I went over strand by strand with a round boar bristle brush on low heat for extra volume.”
Once hair is completely dry, apply Leonor Greyl Spray Structure Naturelle from root to end before parting it to one side to begin the curling process and before the curling iron touched her hair. [“Don’t load it on either, a little bit will go a long way, keep your sprays sheer feeling when applying to the hair.”]
Use a three-quarter inch curling iron to achieve the Marilyn Monroe hair look, and a barrel curling iron for a low side part.
Hold the iron in an asymmetrical pattern to give a more natural looking style. Starting around the face and at the forehead, roll the hair forward toward the face, while the curls on the sides and towards the crown and nape of the neck are wound backwards. “This creates that faux bob sort of structure and gives hair an official shape, so it’s not just wily nilly curls all over the place.” While you’re doing this, make sure to pin the hair so that it can sit in place and take the desired shape as you continue on the rest of the hair.
Once the hair is completely cool, take it down and use a wide-tooth comb to break-up and soften the curls.
Go back and twist the hair exact method used when curling and setting it, except this is for the FINAL look. The hair shouldn’t be as tight anymore. “Keep in mind, as the hair settles even more it will lose a bit of that bounce, but still adjust into that desired chic style, especially as the night goes on! It’s also cold and windy as hell here in Los Angeles, so it was important that the hair had a little bit of movement. Always go WITH the weather, don’t try and work against it!”
Once the hair is all up, pull and stretch out certain pieces because you don’t want it to all be the same size or too “matchy matchy” perfect. “That’s like bad prom hair, and you want the opposite of that.”
Apply Leonor Greyl Spray Structure Naturelle onto a teasing comb and go over any flyaways around the face or in the curls themselves.
Finish by spraying the sections with Leonor Greyl Spray Structure Naturelle. “That product is magic!”