Gwyneth Paltrow is a woman who knows what she likes, and silky smooth strands are certainly her trademark. For the Mordecai premiere in Los Angeles, the actress stayed true to her signature straight style, while co-star Olivia Munn offered a striking contrast, opting for voluminous waves with plenty of texture. Together, the pair managed to look as gorgeous as ever, and thanks to some key tips from their glam squads, both hairstyles can be achieved in just a few steps.
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To create a look as chic and effortless as Paltrow’s, mane man David Babaii first sectioned the star’s freshly washed hair into pieces and parted it down the center. Then, he blew out her strands with a round brush until it was perfectly sleek and straight. For long-lasting results, Babaii used John Frieda’s Frizz Ease Keraflex Flexible Hold Hairspray ($10; ulta.com) and lightly tamed down flyaways with a toothbrush to finish.
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Munn’s hairstylist Christian Marc, on the other hand, took a retro approach. “The vibe that we went with for her hair was a glamorous, mid-70s style—very high fashion,” says the pro, who began the process by working the Leonor Greyl Mousse au Lotus Volumatrice ($46; leonorgreyl-usa.com) from root to tip on the star's damp strands. "I combed it through to make sure the product was evenly distributed, and once her hair was dry, I began curling it with a 1-inch curling iron, starting from the back of the head to the front," he adds. "When I got to the front, I switched to a 1 and 1/2-inch curling iron for more relaxed waves." Before winding each section around the curling wand, Marc spritzed on a layer of Voluform ($36; leonorgreyl-usa.com) to help the texture set properly and last all night.
Once Munn's entire head had been covered in curls, the pro picked up a bottle of the Eclat Naturel styling cream ($46; leonorgreyl-usa.com) and his trusted Mason Pearson brush ($150; nordstrom.com), and began stretching out each ringlet to a loose, touchable wave. "I applied the cream to the curls while brushing them out, using just my fingers and the tip of the brush," says Marc, who added a second veil of the Voluform spray after reaching the desired effect. "Especially for a red carpet event, I make sure to use a little more hairspray than usual so the style holds throughout the night." After working a few drops of the Serum de Soie Sublimateur ($46; leonorgreyl-usa.com) through the top and ends of Munn's hair to add shine, it was off to the premiere!