In honor of CW's Jane the Virgin's recent fall finale (The CW, 9/8c), on set stylists Michelle Rene Elam, Department Head Hair, and Tena Parker Baker, Key Hair, share their backstage secrets for achieving the cast's signature hairstyles.
Gina Rodriguez/Jane by Michelle Rene Elam
nclipped 1.25" Styling Cone to set her whimsical locks. She has a copious amount of hair, so I often flat iron the roots with my T3 Singlepass styling iron to keep it snug to her head.
"Maintaining her hair through the day requires different options depending on the humid or dry weather, how long the day of work is, and how many hair changes we have," adds Elam. "I keep Moroccanoil treatment oil and White Sands Orchids Oil close by to tame any wildness and give that extra sheen. Some days Oribe Supershine Light Moisturizing Crème is needed when her hair is extra tired. I seal her with Aerogel Styling Spray or Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Medium. When she wears a ponytail, I use a wooden dye brush with holding spray to tame down any strong little guys popping out. Her hair is very particular of shampoos so whether traveling or home she carries it with her, Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Shampoo & Seaweed Bath Co. Balancing Argan Shampoo."
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Yael Groblas/Petra by Michelle Rene Elam
Cream on her ends, then mist her hair all over with White Sands Liquid Texture Firm Thermal Styling Spray to protect and smooth during the blow-dry while using a T3 anti-gravity 2.5" Barrel Ceramic Brush to create smooth volume.
"Her style is a specific mix of noir 1920’s & 21st Century mod glam," adds Elam. "To create this style and help last all day, I set her using a 3/4 - 1” marcel iron angling it at 2:00/7:00 all the way around. A big bone comb and Mason Pearson brush keeps the flowing shape. On humid outdoor scenes I keep Oribe Impermeable Anti-Humidity Spray handy and in heavy fog I even toss on a rain cap! Her flashbacks are fun as she gets to sport more natural shapes; longer and playful. We add real hair extensions or a halo design extension piece to help create these looks." [pagebreak]
Andrea Navedo/Xo by Tena Parker Baker
boar bristle brush and sweeping it away from her face. Then I continue smoothing her natural waves with the Anti-gravity 3" Barrel Ceramic Tourmaline Brush to keep her hair damage free and a glossy finish. Andrea’s swift flowing curls sweep away from her face using T3 body Single Pass Twirl 1.25" Iron, then Oribe Texture Spray to lift her roots. Her style is maintained throughout long days with White Sands Orchids Oil and Aerogel Styling Spray, keeping shine, shape, and soft hold along with a Mason Pearson brush forming the soft waves." [pagebreak]
Bridget Regan/Rose (Left) by Tena Parker Baker
avy luxurious hair. Set is designed with 1.75" Professional Iron then I polish it off with White Sands Orchids Oil for shine and humidity protection. Bridget's style has to be brushed frequently so using Aerogel Styling Spray holds it perfectly yet allows free flowing looks from many strokes of the brush." [pagebreak]
Justin Baldoni/Rafael by Michelle Rene Elam
I use a wax to piece through. We love the scenes he gets to have bed head or beach hair and I rough it up using more Texture Spray." [pagebreak]
Jaime Camil/Rogelio by Michelle Rene Elam
pray using a wire vent brush and metal round brush to enforce the strong shape. When Rogelio is in his street character, I use extra Gansta Grip and a small-tooth comb to form the suave shape, then diffuse dry." [pagebreak]
Brett Dier/Michael by Tena Parker Baker
Ivonne Col/Alba by Tena Parker Baker
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