From Tip-to-Toe: Reese Witherspoon's Hairstylist Helps You Get Her French Twist!
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Reese Witherspoon’s Hairstylist Helps You Get Her French Twist!

From Tip-to-Toe: Reese Witherspoon's Hairstylist Helps You Get Her French Twist!Photos:
Pregnancy sure agrees with Reese Witherspoon! The 36-year-old actress, who’s currently due with her third child, was glowing and glamorous when she attended the Cannes Film Festival premiere of her film “Mud” wearing a breathtaking midnight blue, custom-made Versace gown that floated around her figure.

Reese’s ensemble was practically perfect all the way around; a breath of fresh air.

Hairstylist Giannandrea played a large part in Reese’s flawless red carpet moment! “My idea was to create a modern version of the French twist for Reese, a Versace sapphire Goddess!”

Mission accomplished.

Giannandrea describes Reese’s beautiful ‘do as “true classic elegance. A modern take on the French twist.”

If you’re loving the beautiful detail and want to try this look out for a special night, Giannandrea has all of the tips to get you through the whole process. Now, let’s get started — shall we?


Putting the style in motion!

“I started by blowing the hair with a large round brush just to give it simple volume. On the top part of the hair I added Kérastase Resistance Volumactive Mousse to have a good hold. The sides and back were just blown straight, and her bangs were softly blown out to the side. I added some Kérastase Elixir Ultime to create texture and separation, and I only used my hands to gather the hair, using the fingers to create separation. Absolutely no combs or brushes, or the hair will lose its depth.”

Here’s where things get a little twisted…

“Once the hair was gathered in my hands, I brought it all back and started to twist it into my thumb like as I would to create a classic French twist. But on each pin I added, I was creating a line in the back in order to have the effect of multiple twists – about four total.”

Adding that elegant touch.

“Once that was done I separated the bangs in soft leaf like shape sections with a deep side part. I finished by using hair spray to create the top separation and polish the sides for shine. The result was soft on the top and sleek sides, two different textures that combine modern and classic.”


Do you have a special occasion that this look would be perfect for? Are you ready to try it?

From Tip-to-Toe: Reese Witherspoon's Hairstylist Helps You Get Her French Twist!1. Kérastase Resistance Volumactive Mousse; 2. Kérastase Elixir Ultime | Photos: Kérastase

Special thanks to The Wall Group and Giannandrea!

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