When it comes to hair, sometimes Rihanna goes full blown punk, sometimes she keeps things ultra casual and then, sometimes, she rocks a mane so gloriously glamorous it gives every other celebrity a run for their money. This super glossy hairstyle pictured here is a prime example of the latter.
“I love the versatility,” says hair guru Laken Rose, who currently serves as Kenra’s regional education manger. “Create a glamorous look for an evening event by pairing with the right makeup or accessories and refresh the next morning with dry shampoo for a second day style in seconds.”
You don’t have to be a six-time Grammy award winner to rock this ‘do. Rose walks you through the steps.
Achieving Rihanna’s Glam Look:
1. Prepare Wet Hair
Spray an even coat of Kenra’s Platinum Blow Dry Serum on your hair, which will help decrease your blow dry time by up to 50 percent. Next, apply a lightweight mousse “in sections at the crown to create flexible volume,” says Rose. She loves Kenra’s Platinum Boosting Spray-Foam 17.
2. Blow Dry
Finger blow dry hair until it’s 80 percent dry. Then, using a medium round brush, take 1-inch sections and over-direct hair to create lift at the base. Try BrushLab’s Thermal Round Hair Brush, which speeds up the drying process and helps add volume.
“Use a 1-1/4 inch curling wand to create waves,” instructs Rose. “Start with a 1-inch section, mist Kenra’s Hot Spray 20, comb section for even distribution and allow product to dry before applying heat.” Starting at eye level, wrap hair around the wand barrel, alternating the curl pattern toward you face and away from your face for a natural wave. Repeat until all hair has been curled. If you’re looking for a quality curling wand, try NuMe’s 25 mm Classic Curling Wand.
4. Finishing Touch
Seal the cuticle with an anti-frizz product, such as Kenra’s Silkening Gloss, for optimum shine. “Emulsify in hands and work through curls after they’ve cooled to shape into a soft wave and polish frizz and flyaways,” says Rose.
Be sure to check out our entire gallery of Rihanna hairstyles (including tutorials!) here.