Monday, September 6, 2010

Labor Day Loveliness: Moroccanoil and Emily Blunt at the Emmys

Check out another awesome red carpet look…

Emily Blunt Emmys Hair. Laini Reeves. Moroccanoil.

Newlywed Emily Blunt, walking the red carpet at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards with John Krasinski, glowed in a beautiful lavender-colored design by Dior and hair designed by her long-time stylist, London-born Laini Reeves, co-owner of the hot new Essensuals London Salon on Melrose Avenue in L.A.

Laini Reeves, who also styled the hair for Emily Blunt’s recent wedding, created a fresh yet sophisticated look inspired by the iconic finger waves of the 20s. She used lightweight, instantly-absorbed argan oil-infused Moroccanoil products to style Emily’s shoulder length layered hair into a beautiful waved design that fell slightly below the jawline on the sides, and with shorter, pincurled accents at the nape of the neck. (

How to get the look:

“We wanted to create a look that was very different from any that Emily had worn before. Once I saw the gown, I knew that a modern look based on the waved looks of the 20’s was the perfect compliment for the design.

- I first shampooed Emily’s hair with Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo to leave it soft, shiny and well conditioned for the intricacies of styling.

- After mixing a cocktail of Moroccanoil Intense Curl Cream and the original Moroccanoil Treatment, I worked the blend from the middle to the ends of the hair to control ends and flyaways and provide natural-looking, soft hold.

- Next, I made a low side-part on the right and then pincurled the hair in alternating patterns towards the left and behind the right side. Since Emily’s gown had a beautiful beaded accent on the right shoulder, I wanted to place the hair behind the ear to show this off. (I made the pincurls in the classic way, pinning three alternate rows of of them (anti-clockwise/clockwise/anti-clockwise).

- I then misted Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray on Emily’s wet hair and let it air-dry for one hour while make-up was applied. I didn’t use a hairdryer this time since I didn’t want the hair to appear blown in any way. I wanted it to look authentic with all the ends nice and neat, so the waves would look softer yet controlled when they were brushed.

- Once Emily’s hair had air-dried, I released the pincurls and raked my fingers through her hair. I used a panel brush to keep her hair flat to the head so it wouldn’t disturb the root movement of the wave, and gently brushed from part to ends so her hair fell into a lovely wave.

- Finally, I shaped and styled the flow of the look by framing the left side of Emily’s face with a cascade of waves. (I placed a hidden pair pin to hold it in place.)

- To accent the look, I attached a diamond accessory in the hair above the right ear (I crossed two bobby pins, clipped on the earring, and sewed it in with silver thread).

- Since we wanted the style to look a bit shorter and also accent the nape of her neck, I created a pincurled, textured effect there at the nape.

- I finished the look with a quick mist of argan oil-infused Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray to give the hair a beautiful hold without compromising on softness, movement or shine.

Moroccanoil® products used to create Emily Blunt’s hair look: (

Moroccanoil® Treatment, a proprietary argan oil-infused formula, is exclusively designed to give hair a natural-looking silky, lustrous shine and a frizz- and static-free finish. It strengthens, conditions and revitalizes hair while significantly reducing drying time.

Moroccanoil Intense Curl Cream: a leave-in styling cream for beautiful, soft, and naturally shiny curls or waves. This breakthrough Argan Oil-infused formula hydrates the hair, offers soft hold, and is designed to enhance, smooth, define and help protect curly hair.

Moroccanoil® Glimmer Shine Spray creates an instant mist of long-lasting, incomparable shine while protecting hair from the damaging effects of UV light and free radicals.

Moroccanoil® Luminous Hairspray is argan oil-infused for lasting, healthy and natural-looking hold with shine.

Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo contains a rich formula that gently cleanses, protects and improves hair’s condition and repairs color-treated, highlighted or damaged hair, leaving it soft, smooth, shiny and full of body.

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