Get Kerry Washington’s Bouncy Waves From The 2013 Emmy Awards

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“It is a big day for Kerry being a nominee for Best Actress in a Drama Series, and we both wanted to make this look a memorable one,” says celebrity hairstylist Marcus Francis. “Her Marchesa dress has a soft elegance to it that subtly commands one to double take.  Kerry and I agreed that we wanted the overall look to be ‘classic simplicity’ with bouncy, shiny waves.”

Marcus Francis provided the following steps to get Kerry’s hair:

  1. Marcus started with Leonor Greyl Masque Quintessence and left it on for 15 minutes to help promote shine as a part of the foundation.
  2. Next he cleansed the scalp and hair with Shampooing Reviviscence.
  3. On towel-dried hair, he then sprayed Leonor Greyl Condition Naturelle from roots to ends. This helped to protect her hair from heat while giving volume throughout.
  4. Then, he combed through to help distribute and applied a large amount of Mousse au Lotus Volumatrice to the ends for added bounce and lasting texture.
  5. Next Marcus blow-dried Kerry’s hair with a medium size round brush working around an off center part. He set a large velcro roller at the crown to give that natural lift and height.
  6. Taking 2 inch sections of Kerry’s hair, Marcus lightly sprayed Leonor Greyl Voluforme on each piece before wrapping it around 1 1/4″ curling iron from roots to ends. He then pinned each section vertically throughout to promote lasting volume at the ends.
  7. Next he wrapped the hair away from the face on each side, and alternated directions in the back.
  8. After 10 minutes, Marcus unpinned all of the sections and brushed out her hair (with a paddle brush like by Mason Pearson) to soften the curls into more of a natural wave shape.
  9. Then, he used a quarter size of Leonor Greyl Éclat Naturel styling cream to seal the ends and smooth out any unwanted frizz.
  10. Lastly, Marcus gave a final spritz of Spray Structure Naturelle for superior hold.

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