Get Glamorous Holiday Hair: Style Tips from Celebrity Stylist Ursula Stephen

It’s that time of year again and you’ve got a non-stop schedule of holiday parties where you have to look your glamorous best. Love the styles you see on the red carpet but no idea how to pull off those fabulous looks? Never fear! We went straight to celebrity stylist, Ursula Stephen, to get the 411 on red carpet hair. Stephen, who has worked on stars like Paula Patton, Alicia Keys and the woman who gave Rihanna her iconic cut, gives her top three picks for Hollywood-worthy hair and how to get the look:

Paula Patton
KCA Black Ball, October 2009
First, apply Motions Light Styling Foam all over hair and blow dry in an upward direction for volume. Using a 1 1/4” curling iron, create waves throughout hair, then tease the entire head with a fine-toothed comb with an emphasis on the crown. Using your fingers, gently pull hair into a twist while keeping sides smooth and without losing volume at the crown. Secure the twist with small hair pins and finish with Motions Light Hold Working Spritz for flexible hold.




 Alicia Keys
2009 American Music Awards, November 2009
You’ll want to create a cocktail of Motions Light-Styling Foam and Motions Foaming Wrap Lotion (Setting lotion isn’t as widely available) in your hands, then work it all over your hair. Blow your hair out as straight as it will get, then using a medium curling iron, curl your hair to create a base for the style. Apply Motions Light Hold Working Spritz to hold the curls, then separate the top portion of hair at the crown. Take the remaining portion and brush out your curls, then pin up into a twist. Return to the top section of your hair and mold it into individual pin curls (you can use Motions Shine Enhancing Pomade to help with flyaways,) using hair pins to create  design and shape. Finish the look with Motions Light Hold Working Spritz for a long lasting look

Rihanna’s “Rated R” Album Release Party, November 2009
Blow dry your hair in a forward motion to create volume and shape at the front. Then, using a flat iron, straighten hair toward the front of your head making sure to add a slight bend to the hair in order to create a slight curl at the end.Style your hair away from your face and finish the look with Motions Light Hold Working Spritz to keep the style looking hot all night long.

  2 comments for “Get Glamorous Holiday Hair: Style Tips from Celebrity Stylist Ursula Stephen

  1. ghd
    December 28, 2009 at 10:34 am

    I like the first picture very much! The lady is sexy, the man is handsome!

  2. Anonymous
    January 8, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    To take care of the narrow forehead, most of Rihanna’s hairstyles included side-swept bangs. The rest of her face simply needs to be exposed. This is why Rihanna’s hairstyles explored the range of hair lengths, from short lengths to longer lengths. She’s hot!

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