54th Annual NY Film Festival

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Celebrity hairstylist Kylee Heath worked with Kristen Stewart for ‘An Evening with Kristen Stewart’ during the 54th New York Film Festival on in New York, NY.

BEAUTY INSPIRATION:
“We knew we wanted the hair up and back in some way. Then we talked about different textures and just keeping it piecey but in a chunky kinda way. Against the suit we wanted a cool not too “pretty” vibe. I love the look of small dreads so I liked the idea of creating a texture inspired by them.”

GET THE LOOK:
“We stared on damp hair. First I applied Oscar Blandi Volumizing Spray from roots through ends and a healthy amount of Iles Formula Serum through out. I wanted to work with her natural texture in the front, so I did not brush or comb the front at all. I created about 10 miniature rope braids, twisting them into mini buns in the top and pinning them into place to set. From the top back of the head and back, I combed the product through, and rough dried the hair. I also dried over the mini knots to help them set and get them dry before I took them out. I created texture in the back using the Enzo Milano figure 8 iron and my 1/2 inch pin iron. I sprayed over the texture and the knots with Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray. Then, starting at the nape of the neck I took a small section, twisted the hair up and pinned. I repeated, section after section until the back hair was all twisted together and up. Next, I removed the pins and carefully unwound the knots. They created a cool almost dread like texture. I love the effect of a rope braid because it’s crimpy almost and not the basic wave you get from a standard braid. I left a few sections somewhat twisted and some I added more texture with the irons. I added more Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray and applied more Iles Formula Serum and then worked my hand into the front until I liked how much volume there was. I twisted some pieces back to join with the back, leaving a good amount down in the front. We then added a rose gold bobby pin on one side to hold a twist and be a functional detail.”