How to Get Beyoncé's Hair (You Know You Want It)
We’d be lying if we said we weren’t obsessed with Beyoncé’s every hair move. Whether she’s rocking a platinum pixie or baby bangs, the singer sure knows how to keep us on our toes. Naturally, we’re now pining for the bohemian hairstyle she chose for this year’s Grammys, where her honey blonde hue served as the perfect complement to her mile-long waves. “Now that pastels and jewel tones have gone so mainstream, celebrities are turning back to more natural, subtle hair color,” says Bey’s longtime colorist Rita Hazan. “Super long hair looks best with really pretty colors like chocolate and toffee that softens her skin tone.”
To achieve Beyoncé's loose, effortless waves for music's biggest night, hairstylist Kim Kimble started with clean, damp hair. She recommends applying a volumizing product, like Pantene Pro-V’s Full & Strong Body Booster Spray ($6; drugstore.com) from root to tip, to prepare hair for loads of body and shine. “You can also use a small amount of anti-frizz serum or crème before blow-drying hair straight,” she says.
Once it’s dry, separate your hair into 2-inch sections and grab a 1.5 inch flat iron to create loose waves. “Place the flat iron a few inches below the root and twist the flat iron a turn and a half before gliding the iron down the hair shaft,” Kimble explains. “This adds a curl throughout the entire length of hair, while also smoothing it out and making it look effortless.” Next, run your fingers through the hair to loosen up the curl and quickly pass the flat iron over one last time to achieve the singer's edgy finish.
Tame frizz with a dab of Pantene Pro-V's Smooth & Sleek Smooth Serum with Argan Oil ($8; drugstore.com), which the pro says will also leave strands with a silky smooth touch. Set the final look in place with hairspray to finish.