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July 23 2014

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Stars: They’re Just Like Us, According To Robert Vetica

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Hair stylist Robert Vetica, who has 25-plus years of coiffing cred, has a new book to his name and anyone who has ever oohed and aahed over the flashbulb-friendly tresses of Renée Zellweger, Kyra Sedgwick, or Naomi Watts might want to navigate over to Amazon.com, right about now. Vetica’s skill and ability to explain his techniques to his high-profile Hollywood clients while styling them has made him a favorite and a friend to many an A-list actress—so much so in fact that Salma Hayek wrote the forward to Good to Great Hair: Celebrity Hairstyling Techniques Made Simple and Debra Messing provided the introduction, referring to Vetica as both an “artist” and “an uncle to [her] son.” The manuscript itself is written in a similar vein, intended to be an accessible way to teach women about their individual hair type and then enlighten them on the products, tools, and styles that will work best for them—with insider tips and tricks sprinkled in along the way. Need to cover up that root growth and combat an oily scalp? Colored dry shampoo to the rescue. Does your hair get poufy after a blow-out, but applying a styling product makes it look too greasy? Two words: wig cap. Colored pictures detailing these maneuvers and behind-the-scenes anecdotes from Vetica’s own backlog of awards shows and ad campaigns help lend a sense of playful authority to the whole thing—and provide comfort in knowing that famous people do, in fact, struggle with the same everyday styling challenges that plague those of us without red carpet events to attend.

Photo: Courtesy of Fair Winds Press

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