That body, that flawless skin, that accent! If there wasn’t enough to be jealous about, Sofia Vergara’s hair is really the icing on the cake. No matter where she is (she will be hosting SNL this Saturday, April 7th), her luscious locks are always thick, shiny and perfectly styled. To learn the tricks we’ve asked two of our favorite hairstylists, Luca Blandi, senior stylist at the Oscar Blandi Salon, and Michael Angelo, owner and creative director of Wonderland Beauty Parlor, to help use recreate her hair looks, whether straight or wavy.
To get Sofia’s straight, sleek look start by prepping the hair with any styling product, such as Shu Umeura’s Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil. Then blow dry the hair straight with a round brush. Blandi recommends waiting until the hair is about 60-70% percent dry — this cuts down on drying time and also on heat damage. After hair is mostly straight, use a flat iron to achieve that uber-sleek look. Both stylists recommend coating hair with a heat protecting spray before using the flat iron. Their favorite products are Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Styling Heat Protect Spray and Kerastase Paris Fibre Architecte. This look is very sleek, so make sure you work in small sections ensuring that the hair is at its straightest.
The other style Sofia often wears is a sexy, beachy wave look. To achieve this start with the same steps as you would for her straight look, but, instead of using a product to achieve a sleek finish, use one that will create volume, like Oscar Blandi Jasmine Protein Mist or Oscar Blandi Hair Lift Instant Thickening & Strengthening Serum. Spray this at the roots and blow dry like normal. Once again, apply a heat protecting spray and then use a curling iron to create loose curls all over. A great tip is to only curl the bottom two thirds of the hair, giving a more relaxed, beachy look. Let these curls cool and then with either a paddle brush or your fingers brush them out. Finish off with a bit of hair spray and voilà, beachy waves!
Both of these styles are fairly simple and once you master the blow drying techniques, they are easy to achieve. The most important thing to remember is, as Michael says, “finish with a very huge smile!” Of all things we can take from Sofia her confidence and effervescent energy are the key to any of her looks!
– Yiannoula Choros
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