Rome wasn't built in a day — but the same couldn't be said about Priyanka Chopra's hair at the Golden Globe Awards. "There was no prep the day before, we did the whole look the day of the Globes!" celebrity hairstylist, Christian Wood, tells The Zoe Report over email. It's an impressive feat, when you look at Chopra's vintage-inspired hairstyle; at the awards show on Jan. 5, the star opted for a timeless look that channeled the likes of Rita Hayworth or Grace Kelly.
"I would describe her look as Old Hollywood Glamour with gorgeous glossy waves," Wood adds. According to the stylist, the look was inspired by her pink, off-the-shoulder Cristina Ottaviano dress and diamond Bvlgari necklace.
"Once I saw the dress and started to think about my creative vision for the look, I sat with both her stylist (Mimi Cuttrell) and the makeup artist (Mary Phillips) and we realized we were all on the same page for her overall look," Wood says — adding that such synchronicity is special. "It’s not often that everyone on the team has the same idea, but when it works out that way it’s a dream and I’m really happy with how it all turned out," he continues.
Lucky for you, Wood also shared exactly which products he used on Chopra's hair — and how — so that you can recreate the stunning waves before your next event. To begin, make sure you're starting fresh. "I always encourage my girls to wash their hair with a great shampoo and conditioner before styling begins. A favorite of mine is Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner, which is a great base for glossy shiny waves," Wood noted in a press email.
From there, Wood applied the brand's Firm Control Boosting Mousse (which retails for just $2.94 — seriously) to Chopra's damp hair, working it from the root to the ends. "It’s a great product for blow drying as it’s not too heavy but gives great hold," he continued. "Then starting at the nape, do a classic round brush blow dry using the ghd Helios Professional Hairdryer and ghd Ceramic Vented Radial Brush Size 4. Always aim the dryer downwards when drying to achieve a smooth shiny finish."
Wood used a tail comb to create the dramatic side part, taking a moment to smooth a dollop of Suave's Define & Shine Gel Serum through the star's tresses. After polishing with the ghd Platinum+ Styler, Wood got to work on the waves. "Starting at the nape of the neck, take 1-inch sections of hair and spray with Suave Professionals Firm Control Finishing Hairspray, then curl the ends of the hair using ghd Curve Soft Curl Iron. You want to create a smooth bounce at the ends and the back of the head not a wave," he explained. "Take 1-inch sections of hair, spray with hairspray, and wrap around a ghd Curve Soft Curl Iron, holding for 5 seconds. Release and repeat until the whole side has a nice deep wave."
After using the heat tool, Wood recommended letting the hair cool for 5 minutes before brushing the curls into soft waves. Finally, spray a brush with hairspray — Wood used the ghd Narrow Dressing Brush and more Firm Control Finishing Hairspray — to tweak any loose ends into place. "Then give the entire hair a quick mist to lock in the look!" the hairstylist finished.
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