Prince William and Kate Middleton: Hairstyling Secrets from The Lifetime Original Movie
by CurlStylist on Tuesday, April 19th, 2011
A hair color change was in order for blonde actress Camilla Luddington.
RaMona Fleetwood shares her hairstyling secrets from the Lifetime TV release of William and Kate which aired Monday, April 18th, 2011. With the Royal Wedding taking place on April 29, 2011, the love story of their romance was filmed in Los Angeles with Nico Evers-Swindell as Prince William and Camilla Luddington portraying Kate Middleton. To recreate their “royal” look, hairstylist RaMona Fleetwood used professional hair color from IT&LY HAIRFASHION and hair care from both IT&LY HAIRFASHION and White Sands Products for this highly anticipated release.
According to RaMona, “IT&LY HAIRFASHION’S Colorly 2020 hair color and styling products along with White Sands Products saved the day. Even during many of the rainy days filming outside, their hair held and the color could not have been more natural.”
Camilla Luddington as Kate Middleton
RaMona began her look by changing Camilla’s original blonde hair color to match that of Kate Middleton’s with IT&LY HAIRFASHION’S cruelty free Colorly 2020 hair color.
To style, RaMona applied a dime size amount of Orchids Oil by White Sands from roots to ends before each blow dry. Next, she sprayed White Sands Liquid Texture Firm Hold Styling Spray at the root area and set Camilla’s hair on jumbo hot rollers for volume. After makeup, RaMona removed the hot rollers and spiral wrapped small sections around a 1 ¼ inch curling iron alternating the direction of each curl. This technique helped create the natural waves and curls Kate Middleton wears. To finish, RaMona sprayed her hair with IT&LY Pure Hair Eco non-aerosol Hairspray for hold. To control fly-a-ways picked up by high definition with back lighting, RaMona carried a bottle of IT&LY Pure Water Drops to smooth any tiny, loose hairs with her fingertips. For the infamous runway look, RaMona began with dry hair, creating a side part. Next, she lightly sprayed the roots and hair shaft with White Sands Liquid Texture Firm Hold Styling Spray. To create the curl and texture, she then took small sections and slightly twisted them as she rolled them on 2 sets of hot rollers. The bang area was set off base and over directed to achieve a “Veronica Lake” bang. After 20 minutes, RaMona removed the hot rollers and shook the curls to loosen them. For hold, she sprayed them with IT&LY Hair Eco Non-aerosol Hairspray.
IT&LY Pure Water Drops were used to smooth down any fly-a-ways for the rest of the cast’s updos for the runway scenes; RaMona relied upon White Sands Infinity Hairspray.
Nico Evers-Swindell as Prince William
Nico’s light ash brown hair was also colored with IT&LY HAIRFASHION’S cruelty free Colorly 2020 hair color to match Prince William’s hair. As the department head, RaMona achieved the Prince’s look by creating a slight bend to the ends using White Sands Liquid Texture Firm Hold Styling Spray with a small flat iron and defining the style with IT&LY’s Pure Definition Paste.
IT&LY HAIRFASHION, N.A. President/CEO Richard Zucckero and Noel Salas, CFO of White Sands Products proudly supplied RaMona Fleetwood with their professional products.
Hot Fall Hair Color
by Megan Dorcey on Monday, August 30th, 2010
With summer months we always see a big majority of the population go a little lighter with their locks, but the fall season gives us hair fanatics at CurlStylist a breath of fresh air with new colors and trends emerging in the hair world. Some color trends have us scratching our heads and others are leaving us wanting more.
One of the biggest trends emerging right now is the grown-out color look. It seems that in every aspect of the beauty and fashion world, the look of “messy perfection” makes perfect sense. More and more celebrities and fashion icons are walking around with exposed roots, or in the case of Lauren Conrad, lighter locks on the under-layer. You can achieve LC’s look by using extensions, which offers a less permanent solution. This may mean that your clients are waiting longer between dye jobs, but keep them coming back with conditioning treatments to repair their sun-kissed strands through the dry winter months.
Another trend we are seeing is the return of rich, vibrant reds. So many celebs are turning to red as a color that will make them stand out, instead of blending in with the rest of the blonde bombshells. We love Mad Men’s curvy Joan Harris, played by Christina Hendricks. This look works on so many different skin tones, and will dig your clients out of their hair rut. I think Matthew McConaughey says it best as David Wooderson in Dazed and Confused: “I love those redheads!”
One thing is for sure, when it comes to the hottest fall shades, the deep and rich colors are always the favorites. Although the fall season has barely begun, stars are already converting their styles in anticipation of the cooler climate to come. Christina Ricci has just revealed her chic new ‘do. Sporting rich chocolate and caramel tones brings out her natural features, and softens her face up.
One thing we don’t love at the moment: young ladies going gray. Don’t get us wrong, gray can look great on men and women, but we advise you to steer clear of this fad. If only someone would have told Kelly Osbourne before it was too late. Rumor is that many women all over England started prematurely aging their hair after seeing dry shampoo clumps in Kate Moss’s hair, and thinking it was intentional. There is a big difference between platinum Lady Gaga strands and Grandma gray, we invite this fad to stay on the other side of the pond for those under 30.
Beach Waves, Keratin, and Curls…Oh My!
by Megan Dorcey on Tuesday, June 8th, 2010
The Pravana Beach Wave
It’s (finally) summer time and although we are all excited about the warming trends, there is something more important that needs our attention: the hair trends. With every season comes a little something different and with beach vacations, pool parties, and everything in between, one trend that is sticking this summer season is the beachy wave. You can catch it everywhere from a Derek Lam runway show to this year’s MTV movie awards. So how do you, as a stylist, cash in on this trend? Do your homework!
Classes all over the country are being offered on a regular basis to help tame the frizzies and promote beautiful waves. Two educational endeavors that will ensure your pocket book success: keratin treatments and the beach wave.
Although many curl pro’s are leery about the keratin treatments, they really are hitting the market hard and curls of all kind are demanding the frizz-reducing treatment. So many of us curlies are at wit’s end during the humid summer months and these treatments are a saving grace! There are many different options when choosing a treatment: Braziliante, Brazilian Blowout, De Fabulous, Global Keratin, La Brasiliana, and the list goes on. The point is, research the products and understand what they offer your potential client.
As for the beach wave, this is a new spin on the “perm” which gives those of the non-curly persuasion a better option when it comes to wash-and-wear hair styles. This treatment gives clients a sense of freedom from their blow driers and flat irons, and letting them fit right in with the summer beach feel that everyone strives to achieve. The company standing at the forefront of the beach wave craze is Pravana. They offer Q&A’s on their site as well as class schedules (they will be on the east coast this summer so check out their schedule to get the nearest class information).
Need more exposure? Tons of stylists are already gaining new curly clients through NaturallyCurly.com’s advertising program. With well over 500,000 visits to the site each month, it’s a great way to grab the attention of the curly community. They will post an ad on the salon reviews section in your state so all of the curlies can find you! Make sure your salon is listed for all to find.
I am constantly speaking with stylists across the country about what they are doing in their salons to gain more exposure. I would love to hear what you are doing! Have questions about a certain brand/treatment/trend? Go ahead and email me your questions and comments!
Now to leave you all with a few words of wisdom from stylist and beauty guru Crystal Wright about building your business and client base. I prodded Crystal for a few tips for the CurlStylist audience while at the Mizani Forum in Houston. Her advice is precious, so listen up!
MD What are some of the biggest mistakes you see stylists making today?
CW: They don’t know what they don’t know. What I mean is, sometimes stylists don’t realize that they are working in a vacuum with only the limited information they have in their heads about a subject. Whether it’s working behind the scenes, opening up a new salon, adding a new employee, or choosing the furniture for your salon environment, in order to do it right it’s important to read your trades, do your homework, and seek the advice of people who know more than you and who can help you get to the next level even if it costs a little money. Rest assured that I have been penny wise and pound foolish. I’ve learned that the right book, or paying the right person for 30 minutes of advice can save thousands of dollars and so much time. I learned to call someone up and say “Can I buy 20 minutes of your time”.
MD: What is one key piece of advice you can give to someone wanting to change their lives professionally and personally?
CW: Just one! Ahh shucks. Plan to work and work the plan. That’s the advice that my sales manager at Xerox gave me over 20 years ago and it still works. The only time I falter is when I don’t have a plan. A real plan. One that’s written down on paper with a date from which you can work backwards. That date becomes an appointment that you have to keep, and it makes you accountable to yourself.
MD: Can I have two?
CW: Stop trying to fix everything that isn’t working all at once. You don’t have to do everything all at once. When you identify the things that aren’t working (personally or professionally) in your life you don’t have to fix them all next month. Fix one thing every 30 days.