Blake Lively has been on a #flawless promotional tour for her latest film, The Age of Adaline. While her fashion choices (more than ten looks in just days!) are completely on point, the 27-year-old’s hair has been a standout accessory – from tousled waves to an old Hollywood blowout with side-swept curls.
Rod Ortega, the hairstylist behind Blake’s chic ‘dos, reveals how they achieved her versatile looks as well as his top tips for recreating her look.
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Why was it important for Blake to have a different hairstyle for each event that day?
Every hairstyle was inspired by her fashion choices that day. She had 10 different outfit changes, which meant ten different hair looks. These designers truly make works of art, and my job is to make the hair accent that.
How long did you have to style the hair between events?
Sometimes I literally only had a few minutes. She changed her look before she left anywhere. For example, at Good Morning America she had her hair down with loose waves. Before she left that America studio, she changed into a Roksanda dress and coat so I quickly gave her a low sleek pony, using the waves I had already made for her first look.
What was the methodology behind the looks? Was it easier to go from straight in the morning to curly at night, or vice versa?
We started with waves in the morning for Good Morning America. I used the T3 BodyWaver. I was able to use that tool for all of her day looks – loose waves, smaller waves, old hollywood retro waves, large body waves, etc. And then at night it was easier to transition to sleek, chic, straight hair.
Rod Ortega used T3 styling tools to create Blake’s look including the T3 Body Waver, T3 SinglePass X, T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i Dryer.