Tracee’s Textured Fishtail Braid
For Tracee Ellis Ross’s look at the Screen ActorsGuild Awards Awards, Larry Sims worked with Ross’s natural hair texture to create a loose fishtail braid. Her curly hair gave the look “edginess,” says Sims. “It’s important to leverage my client’s hair texture and style.” Get the look: Use a diffuser to dry hair without disrupting the curl pattern. Gather the hair at the middle back of the head. “I always grab from the cheekbones and lift the hair at a 45 degree angle to accentuate my client’s face,” Sims says. Then do a fishtail braid over the shoulder.
Allison’s Bubble Pony
Jeff Stump is a Costa Mesa-based stylist and owner of Artkiteks salon, where he’s developed a cool, minimalist approach to hair, especially the classic go-to pony. “With a little effort and in less than five minutes, you can transform your look and make your outfit look sleek and sophisticated,” he says. Stump explains how to master Allison Holker’s look from the Kong premiere. Get the look: Spray hair with dry shampoo for texture and grip then gather at the base of the neck. From there, wrap the hair with a tie two inches (more or less depending on hair length). Gently pull out hair between the ties to create the bubbles.