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Pitch Perfect Hair: Anna Kendrick

Celebrity hairstylist Craig Gangi created the look for Anna Kendrick for the red carpet premiere of ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ tonight using Leonor Greyl products.

Anna wore a Stella McCartney graphic print, asymmetrical  one shoulder dress.  Craig wanted to soften the look and give her romantic, Old Hollywood hair. He used Veronica Lake as the inspiration for Anna’s style, but gave it a very modern sexy twist.

“Since Anna’s dress was a one-shoulder dress, I wanted to cover the other shoulder with her hair, like Veronica Lake. Anna arrived with damp hair to the hotel room. First I used the Leonor Greyl Eclat NaturelNourishing and Protecting Styling Cream on her hair.  I worked the cream through her hair using a vent brush; by using a vent brush, the cream is evenly distributed through the hair, from roots to ends. I really like the Eclat, as it makes hair silky smooth, it’s a wonderful detangler, adds lots of moisture to dry hair while it protects it against hot tools. The Eclat is also the best defense against frizziness.

After brushing the Eclat through Anna’s thick tresses, I then used the Leonor Greyl Mousse au Lotus Volumatrice—Volumizing Styling Mousse at the root area only. I wanted her hair to have lift and volume. Then with the vent brush, I dried the roots first to give the hair movement and body. I wanted to keep as much volume as possible for the look.

Once the hair was blown out, I then lightly sprayed each 1 inch section with the Leonor Greyl Laque Souple Styling spray, then used a 1 ½ inch curling iron on each section. Once a section was curled, I then used bobby pins and pinned it. I pinned up all her hair like an old school roller set. After the hair cooled off, I then took the set out, brushing out each pin curl, one-by-one lightly with a Mason Pearson brush, and teased the roots for volume.  I then lightly sprayed the section again using the Laque Souple and them used a 1 inch curling iron, and used the iron in the middle of the strands to create a wave. I really like the spray, it’s light and keeps hair feeling soft and touchable, but will hold the style in all night.

I wanted to create an effortlessly chic and undone style. When you set the hair first, as I did, the style will last all night long, from the premiere to the party and longer.”

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