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.
HARPO Hairstylist and Salon Owner Raises $5,700 for Charity
by CurlStylist on Thursday, March 24th, 2011
George Gonzalez, HARPO celebrity hairstylist and owner of George The Salon in downtown Chicago, opened his doors and heart to the On Your Feet Foundation (OYFF) by donating his salon services and space to raise money for this nonprofit organization. OYFF is dedicated to providing personal support to birthparents to help them get “back on their feet” after making an adoption plan for their child. This small not-for-profit foundation gained national recognition after one of their retreats, a weekend in Michigan City, Indiana, run by birthmothers for birthmothers, was featured on the MTV TV series “Teen Mom.”
Attendees enjoyed haircuts, color and styling sessions with George The Salon’s top stylists with a $100 donation for each service provided. $5,700 was raised during this 3-hour charity fundraiser, an accomplishment owner George Gonzalez is honored to contribute to.
“Having a business gives me a platform to do what I feel is necessary in order to give back to my community. George The Salon’s main focus is on helping victims of domestic violence regain self-esteem,” explains Gonzalez.
“I know firsthand what domestic violence does to a woman’s sense of self. As a child, I witnessed my mother abused by my former step-father and I watched her struggle with her own sense of worth. Whether a woman’s self esteem is damaged due to another person or a difficult situation, I find it is important to support organizations that can provide the resources they need to improve their lives. When I heard of what OYFF did for birthmothers—women who for a number of reasons place their children with adoptive families—I wanted to help. I have been blessed with the talent of making women feel beautiful and I want to share my gift with as many woman as I can.”
by CurlStylist on Monday, July 12th, 2010
The modern shag can be seen everywhere—it can be short, medium or long, and works best with fine to medium hair textures. Everyone from Ellen DeGeneres (short) to Kristen Stewart (medium) to Ashley Simpson Wentz (long) can pull it off, but styling is key. Top stylist Sam Villa gives tips for styling the modern shag.
“The new shags have more weight around the perimeter and sink in the nape area, enhancing head shape. Typically, shags look best when a root lifter or volumizing spray is used. For height at the base, use Redken Rootful 06 Root Lifting Spray. To bring layers to life, use Redken Layer Lift 07 Elevating Spray-Gel or Redken Curl Refiner Leave-In Anti-Frizz Detangler for unruly curls. To style, work Rootful 06 into damp hair at the roots and use either Layer Lift 07 or Curl Refiner midshaft to ends – where curly hair tends to get more frizz. Then, hit with a blow-dryer low speed and your hands, or a diffuser, and think “controlled chaos,” explains Villa.
Products to use
Redken Rootful 06 Root Lifting Spray—Rootful 06 Root Lifting Spray boosts roots with long-lasting, touchable fullness.
Redken Layer Lift 07 Elevating Spray Gel—Clean-Feel Technology creates non-tacky style manipulation and helps to control frizz. Lightweight non-aerosol spray is good for fine hair and volumizing formula boosts the lengths of hair for a shiny, full finish.
Aerate 08 Bodifying Cream-Mousse – A never before seen texture inspired by a cross between a soufflé and a mousse. Patented styler fuses the volumizing benefits of a mousse and the conditioning properties of a cream to create something entirely new; a revolutionary aerated texture for extreme volume-boosting power.