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Summer 2014 is The Summer of Blake Lively Hair!

June 5, 2014

We don’t know about you, but we can’t stop praising the beautiful and seemingly effortless styles of one of our favorite celebrity starlets: the breathtaking Blake Lively! Known for her parade of trendy braids, cascading waves and an occasional sexy-sophisticate updo, Blake’s perfectly imperfect hairstyles are always a sight to behold – so can you blame us for wanting to recreate her styles all summer long?

Senior stylist and celeb hairstyle extraordinaire, Graziella Lembo, recreated Blake’s much-talked-about Cannes 2014 red carpet styles and shares her how-tos, product recs and insider tips on how to DIY these dazzling ‘dos at home!

We’ve also got a secret to spill: we don’t mean to brag, but we heard from a little bird that Blake’s personal hairstylist from the hit show Gossip Girl, Jennifer Johnson, also uses our stylists’ go-to Kérastase and L’Oréal Professionnel product lines on Lively’s silver screen styles!

Blake’s Covetous Textured Braid (as also seen on SheKnows here):

  1. Start with dry hair and apply a light coating of L’Oréal Professionnel Texture Expert Freezing Mist to the crown area of the head.
  2. Using a brush, pull hair back into a medium height ponytail, smoothing flyaways with L’Oréal Professionnel Perfect Shimmer Shine Illuminating Mist Hairspray. Secure pony with a thick, hair-colored elastic.
  3. Take a 1-inch section from the tail and wrap around the elastic to conceal, securing with a bobby pin.
  4. Next, working with the tail, add L’Oréal Professionnel True Grip Finishing Texturizing Powder from elastic to ends to achieve a tousled and volumized texture. Tease tail for additional volume and texture where needed.
  5. Braid tail loosely, pulling apart gently as you go and secure end with a clear elastic.
  6. Finalize the look with a light coat of L’Oréal Professionnel Perfect Shimmer.

Blake’s Tremendously Tousled Waves:

  1. This look works on clean damp strands as well as beachy or unwashed hair for a bit of added texture.
  2. Spritz roots with a texturizing spray such as Kérastase Spray à Porter Beach Texture Spray and blow-dry roots to create volume.
  3. Separate hair into 1-inch sections and use a 1-2 inch curling iron to curl each section until the entire head is done.
  4. Once your curls are fully cooled, comb through hair gently with fingers to loosen ringlets.
  5. For some added texture and a little va-va-voom, Graziella dusts  L’Oréal True Grip Texturizing Powder on roots.
  6. Finish the look with a spritz of Kérastase Laque Couture Finishing Spray for hold and voila! Red carpet ready!

Planning to try one of Blake Lively’s hairstyles this summer? We want to see! Tweet us a pic to @SalonCapri!

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