The man behind the glamour for Blake Lively, Amal Clooney and Shay Mitchell - Rod Ortega, gives us his tips on how to achieve red carpet worthy hair.
It always starts with great tools & great products.
A professional shampoo and conditioner, and of course some great styling tools - a great curling iron and blow dryer. If you have a cheap blow-dryer it's going to dry your hair out and make it frizzy. If you invest in good products it will help your hair stay healthy and shiny.
I'm a minimalist when it comes to product.
I always recommend a shampoo and conditioner that is very gentle, dependent on what kind of hair you have: coloured, virgin, thick or fine. I'm in love with L'Oreal Paris products. They make a good all-around shampoo and conditioner that's not so stripping and very gentle. For styling I'm very minimal so I like to use a little bit of oil, serum or cream to make sure it's protected before I start blowdrying. I switch between L'Oreal Paris cream or Rene Furterer cream. If I don't use a cream, I'll use an oil. I use the cheeled oila as the oils dissipate in the hair. For Amal Clooney's thicker hair I'll use a cream. For Blake's hair, because it's not as thick as Amal's, I go for an oil because it's really light, so it can just pop.
Beauty and hair is all just in fun.
Its like wearing a beautiful scarf or a beautiful hat and accessorizing to your personal style. Anything to enhance it is awesome. I don't use any extensions on Blake because she doesn't need them but everybody uses hair and wigs now and I think it's fabulous.
I would recommend really great tools.
I can do 20s, 80s, 2000s with the T3 Trio Wand. You can do really sexy big tight 70s curls. If I had to travel with one thing it would be my T3 Whirl Trio.