JESSICA CHASTAIN rocked the blue carpet when she arrived for the 2015 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, but it wasn’t the heavily-embellished Antonio Berardi cutout gown the “A Most Violent Year” was wearing that stole the show–it was her ultra-cool interlocking braided hairstyle!
Celebrity Hairstylist RENATO CAMPORA worked with Jessica to achieve a cool ‘do unlike what you typically see from a Hollywood star; it was refreshing, fun, and definitely a look that stood out amongst the many noggins sporting those classic sculpted waves.
THE INSPIRATION: “The inspiration for Jessica’s hair at the Critics’ Choice Awards came from the beautiful dress. Once I saw the high neckline, I knew we wanted to show that off. Working with the silhouette, I decided to pull the hair off of the face and create a beautiful loose braid in the back. The result was a modern shape that really complemented the whole look,” he explained.
THE STYLING: “On wet hair, I applied Kerastase Résistance Mousse Volumactive and then blew it dry with a large round brush. It wanted the hair to be smooth and shiny.
Next I separated the hair and pulled the top section into a rubber band. I wrapped some of the hair around the band. At this point, half of the hair was up and half was down. Then I took about an inch section of hair from below each ear and brought them together. I used a very small rubber band to hold this in place.
I then created a simple loose braid in the back to keep the look soft. I secured the end with a small rubber band. I finished with Wella Stay Styled Finishing Spray.”