Oscar Blandi & Mark Townsend Get Stars Glam For The 2009 Costume Institute Gala

Celebrity Hairdressers Oscar Blandi & Mark Townsend get Hollywood’s biggest stars glam for the 2009 Costume Institute Gala.

Calvin Klein (styled by Oscar Blandi, wearing Calvin Klein Collection).

With Brooke’s hair, Oscar wanted to keep it very clean. “I decided to give her curls and keep them loose so that the look stayed soft.” When her hair was still wet, he applied his Volumizing Spray to the root and then the Onde Wave Spray all over the hair to really lock in the curl. After drying the hair, he used both a medium and large barrel curling iron throughout. Using two different size barrels prevents the curls from all being the same size and ultimately blending together, so this way we avoid the blending and create more dimension. Once the curls were finished, he gently applied a small amount of Jasmine Oil on the hair to create sheen and sprayed Lacca hairspray all over.

Rosario Dawson (styled by Oscar Blandi, wearing Diane von Furstenberg)

“For Rosario, I created what I like to call an abstract chignon.” First Oscar blow dried the hair straight and then secured a low pony tail above the nape of the neck. Once the ponytail is set, you add medium and large size plastic rollers to the loose hair (again with both sizes to ensure texture throughout the hair). Then he sprayed Onde Wave Spray while setting the curl make sure the hair takes. Once he pulled out the rollers, it was easy to create a chignon with loose pieces– you just follow the curve of the hair and begin pinning sections in place with a bobby pin. Feel free to let hair hang and fall as it may and pull out pieces in the front to layer around the face. The final step was to spray the look with Lacca for hold through the night.

Ashley Olsen (styled by Matrix stylist Mark Townsend, wearing The Row)

Matrix celebrity stylist Mark Townsend recently cut Ashley’s hair into an asymmetrical bob, so for the Met Ball they wanted to leave her hair down.

Mark first sprayed Biolage Bodifying Spray Gel in her damp hair and then blowdried it with a Mason Pearson brush. To keep her hair straight and shiny all night, he took three inch sections of hair and sprayed each with Vavoom Gold-Heat Iron In Control, and then ran an FHI Heat flat iron over the hair.

January Jones (styled by Matrix stylist Mark Townsend, wearing Michael Kors)

“I was inspired to give January a 60’s Bardot hairstyle for the Met Ball.” First Mark added Biolage Whipped Volumizing Mousse to her damp hair and then blowdried it with a round brush. Next he took two inch sections of hair, spraying each section with Vavoom Gold-Heat Iron In Volume, and curled the section with a one inch FHI Heat curling iron. After he curled all the hair, Mark brushed out the curls with a Mason Pearson brush and then gave her some height at the crown by backcombing the roots. “I gave her hair a good amount of Vavoom Shaping Hairspray so it would hold all night.”

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