Blake Lively's Hair Stylist Rod Ortega Reveals The Secret Of Her Beachy Tresses

Tousled perfection.. right this way


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. 

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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

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