Renowned haistylist Oribe was inspired by the 1930s when creating the looks for the 15 stars featured on the cover of Vanity Fair‘s March 2011 Hollywood issue. For the women, Oribe created pincurl sets for waves, curls and old Hollywood glamour, while the men wore side parts for a groomed, Clark Gable-like style. Here, Oribe tells us how he created some of his favorite looks from the shoot:
Anne Hathaway: “I used a 1‐inch‐barrel curling iron to curl her hair, section by section, spraying it with Oribe Soft Lacquer Heat Styling Spray along the way. After I made each curl, I rolled it up and pinned it to the head. This helps lock the curl into a soft, lasting wave. After Anne’s makeup was done, I took down the curls and brushed through with a Mason Pearson Boar Bristle Brush, shaping the wave to frame her face. I sprayed Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray through the sides and ends of her hair to add volume and softness to the ends to complete the look.”
Jennifer Lawrence: “Jennifer is a rising star – she’s amazing! For her hair, I created a wave similar to that of Anne’s and set it with Oribe Soft Lacquer Heat Styling Spray, but used a bigger 1.5‐inch‐barrel curling iron. I pinned back the sides of her hair back to open up her face and keep the look very soft.”
Olivia Wilde: “I wanted Olivia to have very glamorous movie‐star hair. Again, I created a similar wave and set with the same products, but I pinned one side back to tailor her look since she had on a killer dress that was all cut out on the sides. We wanted her hair to be wavy, but brushed out and a little fuzzy for a classic, sexy style.”
Mila Kunis: “I kept Mila’s pincurl set flatter on top with big waves through the sides. I used a 1.5‐inch curling iron to keep the style looking soft. Mila is young and cool, so I wanted something that felt easy and effortless but still had that sophisticated movie star quality.”
Rashida Jones: “Rashida’s hair was styled in the same way, but with a smaller 1⁄2‐inch barrel curling iron to add drama to her chin‐length bob. For her look we went for the classic Marlene Dietrich length and texture. She was very into it; the pin curls were great on her. This was also one of my favorites because the look was very strong.”
Noomi Rapace: “Noomi is extraordinary. Her cheekbones and face shape are beautiful, so I wanted her to have an elegantly shaped updo. I also knew this style would look great from all angles when shot from the back since Noomi was placed on the side, facing inwards. I ran Oribe Rock Hard Gel through her hair while it was wet, swept it back and twisted it, keeping the style very sleek. This look is very chic and it showcases her hair’s beautiful sheen.
Men’s styles: “To recreate most of the men’s styles, start with wet hair – it’s important to have a good haircut that’s shorter on the sides and in the back. Run a generous amount of Oribe Gel Sérum through the hair, make a side part and comb the hair into place. After you are satisfied with the shape and angles, spray Oribe Soft Lacquer Heat Styling Spray all over to hold the look and maintain great shine. The only male actor with a different style was Jesse Eisenberg from The Social Network. He had a fuller look and tons of hair, so he didn’t really want the style held too tightly to the head. I used Oribe Rough Luxury Molding Wax on his hair, created a part, combed it a bit and kept it very natural.”