TIFF 2012: How to Get Kristen Stewart’s Rock ‘n’ Roll-Princess Hairstyle

Janine Falcon
September 10, 2012
TIFF 2012: How to Get Kristen Stewart’s Rock ‘n’ Roll-Princess Hairstyle
TIFF 2012: How to Get Kristen Stewart’s Rock ‘n’ Roll-Princess Hairstyle

I’ma go out on a limb and call Kristen Stewart‘s TIFF 2012 makeup and hair a beauty triumph. For her red-carpet On the Road appearance, celeb artist and mark. makeup pro Mui Quy gave the actress a stunning, fresh look instead of her usual smoky eyes (get what-she-used details here). Celebrity hair stylist Giannandrea‘s rock ‘n’ roll update on the half-up-half-down ‘do balanced the floral-inspired palette and beautifully feminine Zuhair Murad Couture cocktail dress. I’ve never liked the half-up-half-down thing; I’ve always thought it too juvenile. But this time I’m a fan–the texture, slicked-back sides, and twists at the crown give it a sophisticated edge. In fact, the style is such a hit that legendary celeb stylist Sally Hershberger mentioned it to me, as did the lovely Alain Larivée, Canadian creative consultant for John Frieda haircare. Giannandrea has worked with a slew of stars, including Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, Demi Moore, Julianne Moore, Eva Mendes and Rosario Dawson. Here’s his how-to: “For Kristen’s red carpet look, I wanted to evoke a rock and roll princess! I started on wet hair using ECRU Marine Thickening Balm throughout the whole head from scalp to ends in order to build fullness and volume. I then blew out the whole head using a medium-size round brush. I waved the whole head in. Using a 1 1/2 –inch size curling iron, I curled large sections of the hair softly. Before curling, I sprayed each section with ECRU Sunlight Spray to set it and to give it a great texture. I then brushed the whole head with a Mason Pearson brush to create volume. To add additional volume to the crown area, I back-brushed the top section of the hair. I brushed back the sides and pulled the hair into a small twisted ponytail and placed it on the top part of the head (this ponytail will be covered later by the top part). The top section of the hair was brushed lightly back to retain the volume and was then twisted into a high voluminous rock’n'roll twist. I pinned the twist to the top of the crown covering the small ponytail (made from the sides). After pinning into place I gently brushed all the hair back placing it onto the left shoulder to give a voluminous textured brush feel. I finished the look by smoothing all of the hair with my hands (the sides the top and the length) with ECRU Acacia Oil to give it a shine mostly to the sides. It’s important to make it soft, not hard, for that princess-like result! Only the sides of the hair should be tight.” Are you a half-up-half-down hairstyle fan? Would you try this look? Written by Janine Falcon, Contributing Editor, The Kit

TIFF 2012: How to Get Kristen Stewart’s Rock ‘n’ Roll-Princess Hairstyle
TIFF 2012: How to Get Kristen Stewart’s Rock ‘n’ Roll-Princess Hairstyle

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