Chris Benz And Alison Pill at the 2010 CFDA Awards

John Ruidant for Redken styles Alison Pill for CDFA Awards: Accompanying Chris Benz to the CDFA Awards Monday night, June 7th, 2010, Alison Pill looked stunning in a black and white loose flowing v-neck dress. To compliment her overall soft look, Redken Session Stylist John Ruidant fashioned a loose, undone updo with hair that was not too tight for a stunningly classic red carpet look.

L to R: Fashion Designer Chris Benz and actress Alison Pill

Marta Walsh says: “BTW I’ve met both Chris Benz and John Ruidant backstage during New York Fashion week, they are simply the sweetest in person and possess an enviable effortless talent”!

How to get Alison Pill’s undone updo: To create the look, Ruidant spritzed Redken iron silk 07 ultra straightening spray through her damp hair and blow dried through for texture with a Mason Pearson brush. Then, using a 1 inch curling iron, he set her hair in alternating directions, spraying Redken hot sets 22 thermal setting mist on each section before curling for heat protection.

After the set cooled, he backcombed all of her hair to the roots, created a messy side part and then finger combed the hair back to the nape as if to make a ponytail, still leaving loose bits around the hairline to create a soft shape. Next, he twisted the ponytail up and created a French Twist, pinning the loose hair and pinning the ends into itself in the back. To finishing the look, he sprayed quick dry 18 instant finishing spray all over for a hold that lasted all night!

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