Get Katy Perry’s Curls (Skip the Canadian Tuxedo)
Miley Cyrus took to Twitter last December stating, “I want a boyfriend that will wear jean on jean on jean with me.” It appears Katy Perry found the rare breed that is willing to go the distance (and make like Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears circa 2001) in Riff Raff. Pulling up to the carpet fashionably late in an orange Lamborghini, the pop star paid homage to the Canadian tuxedo and the former power couple with a floor-length, denim Versace gown.
Perry’s go-to hair pro, Clyde Haygood, also had plenty of tricks up his sleeve tonight (like a hairpiece with a built-in zipper and diamond-studded strands) but decided on a “less gimmicky” look so as to not outshine the sartorial throwback. He channeled “classic Katy” and the high-octane Italian house with “luscious, voluminous waves” and bangs. In comparison to her latest music video, “ This Is How We Do” (featuring everything from a Mondrian-inspired updo to a “Vidal Sassoon precision cut”), and her Broadway-show-caliber tour requiring seven hair changes (including a ponytail laced with LED lights), this appearance was a relative cakewalk. Here, how to get Katy’s curls:
1. Prep hair (and extensions) with Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Hydromist Blow-Out Spray. It creates a good “support system,” explained Haygood, allowing Perry to “party all night” without her waves falling flat.
2. Before firing up a clip-less curling iron, mist strands with a thermal protector (like Hot Off the Press). Next, separate the length into large, two-inch sections and try Haygood’s “two-twist system” for curls that are “fuller at the middle” and flatter on top and bottom: Wrap hair once around the barrel, twist, and repeat one more time.
3. Finish with Awapuhi Wild Ginger Shine Spray and hair spray.
If you expected to see more bells and whistles, keep an eye out for Perry’s next music video. Haygood said there will be plenty of beauty looks to “keep the kids happy” and extras “Lady Gaga hasn’t already done.” Those zippered bangs, perhaps?