Did you watch the VMAs? Some artists were looking incredibly fabulous while others had the appearance of rolling straight out of bed. Singers Rita Ora and Tori Kelly made the cut for looking absolutely stunning, especially their hair. We think their hair styles are perfect for date night or work.
The ladies used Matrix StyleLink to pull of their incredible looks. Here are ways you can copy their fabulous hairstyles whether for date night, work or play:
Hair Stylist Chris Appleton did Rita Ora’s hair for the VMAs and had plenty of fun creating different looks for Rita. For this look, Chris was inspired by the paneling on Rita Ora’s dress. He wanted to bring that detailing into her hair to create an overall cohesive look. To do so, he took Rita’s hair color back to platinum because he felt the change would not only enhance the dress, but also make it an iconic statement. Using products such as Matrix SoColor, you’ll be able to pull off this beautiful platinum look. You can dress down or up with this mature yet playful hairstyle for date night or work.
What we like about this particular hair style is not worrying about hair in the face or having frizzy hair.
Since Rita Ora’s hair has a natural curly hair texture, Chris was able to prep her hair with the Matrix Biology Cleansing Conditioner Anti-Frizz leave in treatment. From there, he blow dried her hair using a combination of Matrix StyleLink Smooth Setter Smoothing Cream and Matrix Stylelink Turbo Dryer. This helped him blow dry her hair with a flat brush to give it a smooth, sleek look.
Next, Rita’s hair was divided into clean sections with the Matrix Style Link Shape Switcher, tying off each section. Chris created six interconnected ponytails and applied Matrix StyleLink Heat Buffer before flat ironing out her look. He finished it off with some spritzes of Matrix StyleLink Style Fixer to fix it off and ensure that her look stayed put all night at the VMAs. This helped him stay away from using anything volumizing, or anything with too much of a dry texture, as he wanted to keep the look very smooth and sleek.
But Rita Ora was not the only woman with a stylish hair do, Tori Kelly pulled off a beautiful hair style thanks to stylist Nikki Providence. As we know, Tori Kelly was blessed with plenty of beautiful, natural curls. For all the curly hair ladies out there, you know the most important thing you can do for your curly hair is keep it healthy and use products that support the natural texture for date night, work or simply being on the go. Stylist Nikki used the Matrix Biolage Cleansing Conditioner to prep Tori’s hair because the conditioner cleans the hair without stripping its natural oils. Then she applied the Matrix StyleLink Volume Builder at the roots of Tori’s hair. It’s best to apply while the hair is wet.
Next, Nikki spread a generous amount of Matrix StyleLink Smooth Setter with a few drops of Matrix StyleLink Volume Booster at the roots throughout mid-lengths, making sure to distribute it evenly through the ends. She then parted the hair deeply on one side and took 2 inch sections of hair and twisted them into ropes, diffusing gently to not disturb the twists, until the hair was completely dry.
It’s important to use your hand and shake the hair out at the roots to boost volume and separate the curls slightly. If any areas need a boost, this is the time to use a medium sized curling iron to touch up waves and keep the natural movement in the hair, don’t make every section uniform. Don’t forget to use Matrix StyleLink Height Riser at the roots and finish with Matrix StyleLink Volume Fixer to keep the volume. Tori was able to keep the volume through the red carpet and performance by using Matrix StyeLink products.
Let us know how it works for you for date night hairstyles and professional looks alike. Leave a comment or let us know on Facebook.