DIY Stunning Celebrity Hair

Lily Collins

Celebrity hairstylist Gregory Russell worked with Lily Collins for the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences’ 8th Annual Governors Awards this past Saturday in Los Angeles, CA.

“Lily’s dress inspired me to create a voluminous shiny retro look on her.”

I started with her damp hair adding in Christophe Robin Instant Volumizing Mist generously to the roots for optimum volume. I then blew out her hair with lots of volume at the roots with my Harry Josh Round Brush. I set each section as I blew out with a duck bill clip. When complete, I allowed the hair to cool for about 5-10 minutes. I then used a 1.25” iron and curled with the tail over the barrel and away from the face. I set each curled section with a duckbill to cool. I sprayed the Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk – Natural Tint – For Brunette to Dark Hair to the roots while cooling. Once cooled, I removed the pins and sprayed each section through the length with the Klorane Dry Shampoo and brushed out with my Mason Pearson Brush. I then emulsified a pearl sized amount of OUAI Matte Pomade and ran my hands through the lengths of her hair for control, texture, and definition. I pulled up the sides and fastened tightly with a bobby pin. I then parted the hair through the mohawk and secured the front sections to the sides. I then brushed the rest of the hair back making sure to leave plenty of volume. Then I loosened it up by spraying OUAI Wave Spray through the lengths for a more modern texture. I finished the look using Sachajuan Hairspray for hold and shine.