For the 2017 Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Awards (ESPYs), Olympian Aly Raisman walked the red carpet looking stunning in sun-kissed waves by Matrix Celebrity Stylist George Papanikolas. George used Matrix Style Link and Biolage R.A.W. lines in order to achieve her look. We'll let him give you the step-by-step:
We wanted a soft natural movement for Aly’s waves. I started with Matrix Style Link Blowout Curvy Queen Curl Creating Blowout Cream on damp hair to protect her hair during the styling process and help enhance the waves. I used a round brush to smooth and add volume, and then took a large 1.5" curling iron to give the hair a soft bend. Once cooled, brushed out the waves and sprayed hair with the new Biolage R.A.W. Texturizing Styling Spray launching in August to lock in the waves and texture. For the final touch, I sprayed Biolage R.A.W. Replenish Oil-Mist through the ends.
I last did her highlights in March, and as you can see, the low-maintenance placement allows the look to still look great on the red carpet months later. I used my signature two-step highlighting technique with which I paint delicate highlights at the root, face frame and crown gradually getting thicker and heavier towards the ends. I recommend the Biolage R.A.W. Re-Hydrate Clay Mask to keep highlighted hair hydrated.
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