Showing posts with label Adir Abergel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Adir Abergel. Show all posts

Monday, September 9, 2019

Kristen Stewart Debuts New Crop At TIFF

Kristen Stewart attended the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2019 for the Seberg Premiere and debuted a new 'do. Celebrity Hair Stylist, and longtime friend, Adir Abergel, created a cool crop on Kristen that features short sides and platinum tips. Adir’s inspiration was pulled from 80’s new wave, punk era.


Constructed with a deep side part into an angular lob tucked behind the ear. The sides of the hair were cut with a clipper in a very non-confirmative way giving the illusion that Kristen almost did it herself. The back of the hair was thinned out and had the shape of a modern-day mullet. This fresh look was a combination of a lot of styles pulled together with a relaxed cool vibe.


1. Adir started this style with towel dried hair and applied Virtue Volumizng Primer all over the roots to create memory at the base.

2. Next he combed the hair into a deep side part exposing the undercut.

3. He then applied Virtue UnFrizz Creamall over from mids to ends.

4. He rough dried the hair about 70% to create volume at the roots and then took a Denman brush to create a sleek finish to hair, leaving volume at roots.

5. After he got the shape in I took a flat iron and straightened the ends for a more punk finish on the ends.

6. To finish this look he used a combination  Virtue 6-IN-1 Stylerand Virtue Unfrizz Creamand applied all over hair to create a shiny, sleek finish.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Adir Abergel Reveals News Look On Charlize Theron

To celebrate Charlize Theron’s upcoming role in Fast & Furious 9,  and her character’s return, Celebrity Stylist Adir Abergel revealed a stunning and dramatic hair transformation on September 2, 2019! To create this look Adir collaborated with friends from his hair community -- Colorist Shannon Gallacher and Hair Stylist Jonny Eagland helped him bring this look come to life.

“I had been thinking about how to take Charlize’s dark hair into something cool and modern. I created the concept around 90’s image of Linda Evangelista shot by Peter Lindbergh,” said Adir.

To start the process Abergel began with the cut. He reached out to London based Hair Stylist Johnny Eagland to do the precise undercut for this style. Abergel wanted it to be scissors over comb for this part of the style.  “I love collaborating with my hair brothers and sisters,” said Adir. 

Once the undercut was complete, Adir then cut Charlize’s hair into a symmetric bowl right above the ears and right below the brow. He cut the hair straight across and then connected it into a slight V in the back of the head. This made the look feel modern with a softer edge.

For the color, Adir collaborated with London based Gallacher to transform Charlize’s dark hair into a wheaty blonde. The look is dark in the undercut, grounded by dark roots and accented with cooler tones of wheat and beige highlights in the bowl part of the style. 

Abergel used Virtue ColorKick to achieve more vibrant results and protect the hair from any damage from the coloring process.  Throughout the process he also applied conditioning treatments for just three minutes using Virtue Restorative Treatment Mask to deeply hydrate the hair and add shine to the hair.

Monday, January 8, 2018

75th Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Report

The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards, held on January 7 at The Beverly Hilton, brought out the stars. Each celebrating and each sharing a united message! With the HFPA on hand their message was heard in Hollywood style. And style is what we have to share with our readers. Below are looks for some of the most stunning women of Hollywood. So flip through our slideshow to Get The Look for Caitriona Balfe, Dove Cameron, Jessica Biel, Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan, and Susan Kelechi.

The other star of the evening was the ghd Gold 18k Styler! The new gold standard is here, and has officially made its dazzling 18K red carpet debut at the 75th Annual Golden Globes. To celebrate ghd’s best-selling gold styler having a sleek new makeover and technical upgrade, celebrity stylists Adir Abergel and Bryce Scarlett both used a very special version to create Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan and Jessica Biel’s award-winning looks.

With only six available in the country, this ultra-luxe version can’t be bought. Good news: the consumer-friendly version is coming... details below! 

Updated features include:
  • Dual-zone technology for premium performance
  • Proven to deliver sleeker, smoother and healthier hair
  • An improved heat-up time of only 25 seconds
  • A modernized design for snag-free styling

Celebrity Stylist Bryce Scarlett used the ghd Gold 18k Styler to give Margot soft, elongated waves with a contemporary edge.

“What I love most about ghd’s new Gold 18k Styler is the sleek design and curved edges allow you to bend into the hair so smooth and seamlessly that you can easily create any shape you want without any creasing or snagging,” says Bryce.

Angling the styler vertically, he wrapped one-inch pieces around it all going in the same direction to create a uniform look, going over the ends for a modern finish. “What makes Margot’s hair look so modern tonight is the sharpened ends and the new ghd Gold 18k Styler was key for getting that extra-sharp, almost pointed, finish that made all the difference here,” Bryce says.

Celebrity Stylist Adir Abergel used the ghd Gold 18k Styler to give a silky-smooth finish to Jessica Biel’s low pony for a look that felt classic, with a modern twist. “I used the new ghd Gold 18k Styler to smooth out the cuticle and lock in the shiny texture,” says Adir. “It glides through the hair like no other iron I have ever tried before and distributes the perfect amount of heat to hair to set a style."

For Saoirse Ronan, on the other hand, it was all about mixing masculine structure and feminine texture, so Adir used the ghd 18k Gold Styler to add shape to the hair that gave the updo more volume and texture throughout. “This tool provides incredible versatility with your styles and textures whether you want to go straight or wavy—and no matter what look you choose, the results will be super shiny,” says Adir.

The ghd Gold Styler is launching in February and will be available at for $199.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Adir Abergel Collaborates with LELET NY

We’ve stated time and again … Adir Abergel is one of our most beloved hairstylists. Adir’s creations for the Red Carpet have never failed to impress, and with that, we were far from surprised to witness stunning creations in the form of hair accessories from the ADIR X LELET NY Mixed Metal Collection that launched this month. The collaborative collection is true to heart with a blending of sculptural design that leaves the pulses racing!

The ADIR X LELET NY Mixed Metal Collection consists of 15 pieces that include headbands, barrettes, combs and hairpins -- all crafted from antiqued 18k gold, antique sterling silver, and antiqued rose gold. We first got a glimpse of the collection on the Red Carpet last month and have been anxiously awaiting the collection’s launch.

The collection war born from a gap in the hair accessories climate. Seeking something truly unique and special, Adir and LELET NY Creative Director Sara Bieler Sasson had a meeting of the creative minds and we see a truly distinctive design collection! Some of the pieces within the collection are one of a kind and all absolutely offer something personal, unique and stunning to a highly neglected area of fashion -- a women’s hair wardrobe.

The ADIR X LELET NY Mixed Metal Collection is available at LELET NY.

Monday, January 30, 2017

2017 SAG Awards Vanessa Kirby Gets Adir ‘A-Do’ GTL

Vanessa Kirby walked the Red Carpet at last night’s 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium, wearing a beautiful pleated halter dress with chiffon halter tie and Messika cluster earrings. To enhance this look, Adir opted for a chic, gorgeous braid that was further enhanced by weaving the Liquid Chain Comb in Oxidized Silver from the Adir x Lelet NY collection.

Vanessa Kirby 2017 SAG Awards GTL by Adir Abergel:

Step One: Starting with damp hair, apply Kusko Murphy Setting Lotion at the roots for volume, and Virtue Labs The Perfect Ending Split End Serum on the ends for a beautiful finish.

Step Two: Roughdry hair completely with your hands. Part hair on the side and tousle for more lift at the roots.

Step Three: Use a 1-inch curling iron to create waves all over. Leaving the ends out of the curling iron will create a more relaxed look.

Step Four: Use Virtue Labs The One for All 6-in-1 Styler to create separation and shine, and then use Oribe Texturizing Spray all over for the perfect texture.

Step Five: Backcomb the roots at the back of the head, just below the crown and secure the Liquid Chain Comb from the Adir x Lelet NY Collection in place.

Step Six: French braid the hair with the chains woven in and secure ends with a clear elastic. Deconstruct the braid slightly, and leave any face framing layers out to complete the look.

Step Seven: Finish with Lanza Lustrous Finishing Hairspray for a lasting look.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Adir Abergel Gives Teresa Palmer An Adir A-Do For LA Premiere of ‘Point Break’

On Tuesday, Dec. 15 Teresa Palmer looked stunning in metallic for the LA premiere of “Point Break”. Known for her style on the Red Carper, the wildly beautiful Australian-born actress sported a sleek punk inspired topknot created by Red Carpet Guru Adir Abergel. Adir Abergel shares the “How-To” for this sophisticated and slightly edgy look with TME readers!

Adir’s Step By Step to achieve Teresa’s Punk Top Knot:

Step 1:  On dry hair, Adir applied Marula Oil from mid shaft to ends. Then spritzed a bit of volumizer on the root to create the proper foundation for the style.

Step 2:  He rough-dried the hair so it was 100 percent dry.

Step 3:  Once hair was dry, he used the Harry Josh Flat Iron to style the hair completely straight.

Step 4:  Next he separated the hair into two sections dividing it from ear to ear with a defined top section and bottom section.

Step 5:  He pulled the front section into a high ponytail right at the crown. He secured the bottom section with elastic into a lower ponytail. Then he connected both ponytails to make one high ponytail. Note: The look should actually have three elastics.

Step 6:  He backcombed the ponytail at the root to give it texture and volume, and set it with a mist of super fine hair spray by Oribe.

Step 7:  Using a Mason Pearson Brush he smoothed out the ponytail and twisted it in a circular motion.

Step 8:  To create the bun Adir wrapped all the hair into an architectural topknot and pinned into place, but made sure to leave some of the ends out on the top and bottom.

Step 9:  Adir completed the look by flat ironing the ends for a more architectural finish.

For more inspirational Red Carpet looks from Adir Abergel, check out Adir right here on TME!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Adir Abergel Creates The New Side Topknot For Amber Heard For ‘The Danish Girl’ Premiere

Actress Amber Heard stepped onto the red carpet at the LA Premiere of “The Danish Girl” on Saturday, Nov. 21 in the new side topknot hairstyle. Behind the stunning look was none other then a TME favorite … Celebrity Hair Stylist Adir Abergel. And Adir shares both his inspiration and “how-to” for readers!

INSPIRATION: Adir was inspired by the silhouette of Amber’s sleek, feminine suit with amazing texture. He wanted the hair to mirror those qualities. He created an off center high pony tail, the NEW version of the top knot that he is calling the “Side Knot.” Adir accessorized the look with a modern and chic gold hair clip.

Get The Look:

Step 1: On air-dried hair, Adir sprayed Bumble & Bumble Thickening spray all over the roots to create lift and then sealed the ends for some shine with a Pai-Shau Tea Elixir.

Step 2: Adir blow-dried the hair completely. Afterward using a ½-inch curling iron, randomly took sections and curled them added texture.

Step 3: After curling, Adir applied some Oribe Texture Spray all over the roots thru mid shaft. This created the foundation to create the “Undo.”

Step 4: Adir pulled the hair into a high off center ponytail -- not too off center. The key is to make sure to leave some lift around the hairline and not create too much tension. Secure the ponytail with an elastic band and wrap the elastic with some hair to hide.

Step 5: Next backcomb the ponytail and spray with Oribe Superfine Hair Spray.

Step 6: Twist the ponytail and direct it to the side of the head and secure it just above the ear with a few bobby pins. Leave your ends out and let them fall gently by your nape.

Step 7: For a stunning effect, Adir secured a very modern clip on the side of the ponytail at eye level.

Step 8: To finish the look, Adir softened the hairline by creating a few flyaway by loosening some of the hair and sprayed the whole look with Oribe Superfine for all night memory.

For more stunning looks from Adir Abergel, join the conversation Instagram/Twitter/Facebook: @hairbyadir

Friday, December 19, 2014

Kate Uptown’s Sexy Style Created By Celebrity Hair Stylist Adir Abergel

Super Model Kate Uptown, winner of People’s Magazine Sexiest Woman Alive, stepped onto the red carpet at the awards ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 18 in Los Angeles. With a beautiful voluminous blowout created by Celebrity Hair Stylist Adir Abergel, the hairstyle was effortless and undone accented with a soft side swept bang. Oh, and that dress … with all gorgeous curves showing, Kate looked stunning in a cap-sleeved leather pencil dress with a large belt and matching pumps.

Get The Look:
  1. Adir started by applying the Leonor Greyl Voluforme Styling Spray for volume and hold on the roots and then applied Rene Furterer Vegetal Styling Mouse from roots to mid-shaft.
  2. He then blow-dried the hair with a medium sized round brush making sure to over-direct the hair to get maximum volume. When hair was dry, he rolled each section with a Velcro roller.
  3. After the rollers had been in the hair for ten minutes, he removed them and used a paddle brush to first create a deep side part and brush the hair into a loose effortless wave.  The final step was to swoop the bangs into a soft side swept style.
  4. He finished the look Leonor Greyl Organic Oil toward the end of hair for gorgeous shine. Lock in the style with Rene Furterer Vegetal Finishing Spray.

Check out Adir Abergel on Starworks, Facebook and Twitter!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Reese Witherspoon Gets An Adir A-do for ‘Inherent Vice’ Premiere

Celebrity hairstylist (and TME Favorite) Adir Abergel for L’Oreal Paris created Reese Witherspoon’s 1960’s inspired hair look at the Dec. 10 premiere of “Inherent Vice.” The 38-year-old Academy Award winner, who is expected to receive another Oscar nod for her current role in biopic “Wild,” attended the film's Los Angeles premiere.

The blonde beauty looked lovely on Wednesday evening in a pink shift dress with a matching bubble gum lip and vintage-inspired ponytail! “I wanted to create a modern style that had beautiful clean lines with a 60’s twist,” said Adir.

Reese Witherspoon – Get The Look:

STEP 1: Start by applying L’Oreal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Frizz Vanisher Cream from roots to end to create a beautiful smooth foundation.
STEP 2: Next, apply L’Oreal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Volume Inject Mousse on the roots to create a lot of volume right at the root
STEP 3: Create a deep side part and blow-dry the hair with a medium round brush
STEP 4: Once hair is dry, separate hair into two-inch sections, going away from the face and wrap the sections in Velcro rollers
STEP 5: Spray the entire head with L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray Extra Strong Hold and let it cool down
STEP 5: Remove all the Velcro rollers and brush hair with a paddle brush to create a beautiful smooth finish
STEP 6: After hair is brushed out, backcomb the crown of the head to give it that great 60’s vibe with a touch of height - a nod to Brigitte Bardot
STEP 7: Pull the hair into a low ponytail, making sure that all the height stays at the crown
STEP 8: Wrap the ponytail with a white elastic band for contrast
STEP 9: Finish the look by applying L’Oreal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand-Smoother Serum Spray for a high gloss finish

L’Oreal Paris can be found at retailers worldwide.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Kristen Stewart Gets An Adir A-Do For The 2014 HFAs

Celebrity Hairstylist Adir Abergel created the Red Carpet look for Kristen Stewart on Friday, Nov. 14 for the 2014 Hollywood Film Awards (HFAs) held at the Hollywood Palladium. The 24-year-old actress attended the show in support of her movie “Still Alice,” which will be hitting theaters in limited release on December 5.

Stunning on the Red Carpet -- in a Chanel white strapless dress with silver trim and a chain mesh sleeveless turtleneck crop on top, that Kristen paired with the perfect Casadei stilettos. Despite a slightly unfortunate wardrobe malfunction (as if any awards event is interesting without one) Kristen looked sexy, chic and badass.

While the dress was indeed stunning, it was Kristen’s rockabilly pompadour that pulled the look from ordinary to extraordinary and none other than one of Team TME’s favorite stylists could have pulled the look together -- Adir Abergel! And being the sweetie that he is, Adir shared his how-to with TME readers!

“I was inspired by the stunning white and silver dress Kristen wore which had a high collar. To elongate the lines I created an edgy slicked back rockabilly style that was modern and chic,” shared Adir.

Get The Look:
  • First, I first started by parting the hair on both sides of the temples and the back section of head. I brushed them down and tight against the scalp to give it a more severe effect. I used Moroccan Oil Styling Gel to slick down the sides and back of the hair.
  •  I then applied Leonor Greyl Mousse Au Lotus Volumatrice on roots to the top section of hair. This creates a perfect foundation and gave me the volume at the crown I was looking to achieve.
  • I blow-dried the hair with a diffuser to create movement and volume.  Once the hair was completely dry, I teased the root and smoothed the front with a Mason Pearson Brush for a pompadour effect. 
  • For the final step I applied some Magic Move Soft Styling Paste with my fingers to break down the texture and give it a sexy finish. I locked in the look with Rene Furterer Vegetal Finishing Spray. 

For more hairspiration from Adir, check out Adir on Facebook and Twitter!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Nicola Peltz Gets Another Adir A-Do For Tokyo ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ Premiere

Walking the Red Carpet for the July 28 Tokyo premiere of “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” Nicola Peltz was stunning for top to toe. Wearing a gown by Prada, in the most gorgeous hue of orange, Nicola kept her accessories to a minimum with a simple pair of earrings and Charlotte Olympia golden sandals. Her hair? Done by none another then Celebrity Hair Stylist Adir Abergel!

Adir Abergel created a graphic off the shoulder style for Nicola, inspired by the lines and movement of her brightly hued orange gown. Adir accentuated the look with a deep-sided part perfectly in balance with the architecture of the dress.

Adir’s tips to achieve this style:

Step 1: When I start a sleek look like this you want the texture of the hair to look shiny, healthy and reflective. Start by using Leonor Greyl Shampooing Reviviscence and Rene Furterer Karite hair mask. This will help moisturize the follicles and bring out the shine.

Step 2: Once your hair is towel dried apply some KMS California De Frizz oil and create you deep parting. The secret to this parting is going back at a diagonal rather than a straight line. This will create a beautiful angle to this style. Make sure the parting is severe to give it the edge.

Step 3: Now I started to dry the hair with my hands making sure to not change the parting until the hair was 100% dry. Once it was dry I was finally ready for my FHI flatiron.  I took small sections and flat ironed the hair and created a very sleek shiny texture to hair. 

Step 4: After all the hair is smooth and sleek the trick is to take both the front sections of the hair, making sure the deep side part is very clean and smooth and pull it into a very low ponytail at the nape. This is the trick. Having the front of the hair stay tight off the face will make this look modern.

Step 5: Once you've secured that very low ponytail let the rest of the hair from the crown back fall over the ponytail section.  No one will ever see that ponytail, but make sure that it’s at the lowest part of your neck when securing.

Step 6: Finish this look with two easy last steps … first one is by spraying Fekkai sheer hold hairspray on a toothbrush and then brushing down the flyways and getting your hairline looking perfect. The second is spraying a little Moroccan oil spray to finish the look and you're ready to go.

For more hairspiration from Adir, check out Adir on Facebook and Twitter!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Nicola Peltz Gets an Adir A-Do For HK ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction Premiere’

Adir Abergel (Celebrity Hair Stylist and Hair God) has been traveling with the “Transformers: Age of Extinction” troop, ensuring that Nicola Peltz has been stunningly coiffed. But, the June 18 premiere in Hong Kong presented quite the challenge with temps at around 91 degrees and humidity hovering at around 70 percent. Of course our illustrious Adir knew just what to do and with summer here, we can all take a cue for humidity proof hair!

Gorgeous Nicola, who plays Tessa Yeager in the “Transformers: Age Of Extinction” movie, was dressed in a stunning ice-blue gown by Prada. The sexy halter-neck featured a cutout panel from the bust to the waistline with glittering beading detail prompting Adir’s hairspiration. So, are you ready for the best tips for humidity proof hair?

Inspiration for Nicola’s Look: A modern and elegant look with beautiful clean sleek lines.

How To From Adir:       
  1. Condition hair with Leonor Greyl Masque Orchidee to create a foundation to combat the humidity.
  2. While the hair is still damp, seal the ends with Moroccan Oil Treatment and apply Leonor Greyl Styling Mouse from the roots to mid length for body.
  3. Part the hair in a deep side part and blow-dry smooth with an Ibiza round brush. Follow this by wrapping each section in Velcro rollers to create a soft shape.
  4. Allow the rollers to set and spray KMS California Dry Xtreme Hairspray all around the head to lock in shape and add sheen.
  5. Remove the rollers and create soft smooth waves by brushing them out with the Sonia Kashk paddle brush.
  6. Tuck one side behind her ear and allow the other side to flow loosely back.
  7. Finish with Oribe Imperméable Anti-Humidity Spray to shield the hair from frizz.
For more hairspiration from Adir, check out Adir on Facebook and Twitter!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Shu Uemura Art of Hair Detail Master and Texture Wave Product Review

Two amazing products from Shu Uemura Art of Hair were recently launched, Detail Master Directional Fixing Spray and Texture Wave Dry Finishing Spray, which may just help to solve bad hair days and up our hair game this summer. 

There’s a reason why a lot of women can’t master super-sleek or undone runway hair, and it doesn’t have anything to do with our styling skill or how much we look like a model. It does, however, have everything to do with the products and stylers that we use. The Makeup Examiner has naturally curly hair, which is both a blessing and a curse, but offers me the opportunity to really road test the performance of hair products.

Shu Uemura Detail Master Directional Fixing Spray ($38), debuted this month, provides high-shine hold for a super-sleek low ponytail (a look that was all over the runways for this season). Packaged as a non-aerosol spray, Detail Master allows directional diffusion for precision styling that resists humidity. The Makeup Examiner found this spray to offer amazing hold and shine when I opted go to for straighter styles.

Detail Master Directional Fixing Spray primary inspiration: Mr. Shu Uemura, who had a mastery of technique so profound that his artistry often appeared effortless. Its secondary inspiration: wooden pavilion architecture - an art form renowned for its purity of line, precision, and flexible response to nature. “It’s a lie that tools do not matter if you have a technique.” ~Mr. Shu Uemura

Detail Master Directional Fixing Spray Benefits:

  • Sleek shine with brushable hold
  • Long-lasting control and humidity resistance
  • Zone-focused control of details such as partings, curls, wisps
  • Non-aerosol that allows workability but has fast drying time
  • Versatile enough to be incorporated into any look that calls for a sleek or smooth effect: ponytails, knots, precision parts, and side-swept looks
  • High shine look adaptable to men’s styling

Regarding the oh-so-sexy undone look, few effects are harder to create, unless you can call Adir Abergel (Master of the Undone Look) to come over and give you an Adir A-Do. As many will attest to, achieving that sexy, tousled look can take some serious work. More often then not, TME opts not to fight the humid Northeastern summer weather and goes for beachy waves … okay … admittedly there are days (daze) when I’m simply too lazy to deal. I found Texture Wave enhanced my naturally curly hair and offered control when I opted to decrease the mega-curl and go for my all-time favorite summer look … beachy waves.

Shu Uemura Texture Wave Dry Finishing Spray ($38) with a mono-diffusion spray that allows targeted application at roots or ends, Texture Wave uses micronized mineral powders to build a flexible, non-sticky texture that actually enhances hair health and softness. Texture Wave Dry Finishing Spray inspiration: the movements of ocean waves, which remain continually in flux, yet never lose their power or beauty. “The wave is also a symbol of the delicately changing beauty of a woman.” ~Mr. Shu Uemura

Texture Wave Dry Finishing Spray Benefits:

  • Buildable texture without a hint of stickiness or visible residue
  • Long-lasting, flexible hold
  • Shape memory that retains volume for a full 24 hours
  • Versatile enough to be incorporated in almost any “undone” look from braids to up-dos to ponytails
  • Soft shine, natural finish adaptable to men’s styling

While TME liked both products, Texture Wave is a Seasonal Beauty must-have! Shu Uemura Detail Master and Texture Wave are available for purchase online at Shu Uemura and at Shu Uemura Art of Hair Consultant Salonslocations. Check out Shu Uemura on Facebook and Twitter!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Met Ball Beautiful with Hair by Adir Abergel

The Met Gala took place Monday, May 5th at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. And, as always, the stars were shining brightly for this annual fundraiser. The Met Ball served as an opening celebration for The Met’s annual fashion exhibit, which features designer Charles James in a new show titled “Beyond Fashion”. In a TME exclusive, Adir Abergel, whose name is absolutely synonymous with Red Carpet Glam, shares the how-tos for Anne Hathaway, Kristen Stewart and Maggie Q!

Anne Hathaway - Inspiration: “With her Calvin Klein dress, it had great long lines, so I knew I wanted to continue with that and do a hairstyle that would emphasize and elongate her gorgeous neckline. We decided because her hair has grown in with a little more length that we should do a faux up-do,” shared Adir.

HOW TO: Anne had just washed her hair before I arrived so starting on damp hair, I set in a deep side part and sprayed Suave Volumizing Root Boost Spray and started to rough-dry just using my hands. I wanted to use my hands to get a really nice texture in her hair. Once the hair was dried, I sprayed a little Suave Touchable Finish Lightweight Spray to add texture and separation so it wasn't so sleek. The look we wanted was a faux updo, I started the styling by Spraying a little Suave Moroccan Infusion weightless dry shampoo and back combing the crown give great lift on top. To start the back I twisted the back of her hair into a tight twist and then used hairpins to secure it into place. Once the back was into the twist I sprayed more of the Suave Lightweight Hairspray for hold. I Finish Anne's faux updo and I left her fringe down and swept to the side with added texture.  The side swept bang gave it the softness and a more angled look I was looking for.

Kristen Stewart – Inspiration: “After seeing the Chanel dress, I knew immediately I wanted to do a braid with knots in the back but with a great 40's inspired wave in the front.  Because her hair is colored and a little damaged, I wanted to make sure the products I used were moisturizing and would help me get a great finish in the hair”.

HOW TO: I first started by blow-drying Kristen's hair with KMS Free Shape 2-in-1 Leave In from roots to ends, which acts like a great heat styler and adds moisture. Then I layered KMS Add Volume Volumizing Spray on the roots.  Once the hair was prepped I rough-dried it using just my hands no round brush.  Once it was 100% dried I put in a deep side part.  Once the side part was determined I took sections of hair on the top front section and curled it around a 1 1/4 in curling iron and pinned to cool and set. After about 10 minutes, I took the hair down and brushed with a Mason Pearson brush into a gorgeous wave and used the KMS Hair Play Wax to smooth out the waves, the wax was perfect because its not too heavy or greasy.  On the sides I pulled it back into a French braid and half way down started to change it into a fish tail. Once the braid was finished I sprayed KMS Hair Stay Maximum Hold Spray and pulled the braid out to give it an undone feel that I love.

Maggie Q – Inspiration:  “The Zac Posen dress she chose had such great volume and drama on the bottom and was nice a sleek with a great high neckline, that I immediately started pulling from Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly. I wanted a classic updo but with a very modern twist”.

HOW TO: Maggie has great thick hair so I wanted to start by giving her a great blow out as a base.  I sprayed Rene Furterer Volumizing Root Boost Spray and started my round brush blow-dry using boar bristle brush. The boar bristles gives great shine and luster to the hair.  Once Maggie's blow-dry was finished I put in a clean center part, and used Rene Furterer Sculpting Gel to smooth and slick her hair into a low ponytail. To clean it up any extra fly-aways I rubbed a little Rene Furterer Style Wax into my hands to heat it up and ran it over the top and sides.  To start the bun, I teased the ponytail to make it big and followed it by smoothing the top section only, using my Mason Pearson brush.  Then I wrapped the ends under and created a bun in the shape of a half moon, using large bobby pins to secure it into place making sure I crisscrossed the pins for the most amount of hold. Once the bun was secure I sprayed Rene Furterer Vegetal Finishing Spray and shaped the bun into the final shape.

You can more Red Carpet and Celebrity Glam from Adir at @hairbyadir

Monday, March 3, 2014

Jennifer Garner and Anne Hathaway Oscar ‘Get The Look’ Exclusive

Courtesy of Adir Abergel - Credit: Getty  
In a TME exclusive, I’ve got the how-tos for Jennifer Garner and Anne Hathaway from the 86th Annual AcademyAwards held Sunday, March 2, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The Makeup Examiner also has the 411 for Sienna Miller’s style from last night’s 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party!

Adir Abergel is one of the most sought after celebrity stylists and his exclusive red carpet creations place him in a league of his own. Go beyond Adir’s talent and you’ll find a beautiful person who truly loves both the work that he does, and the people that he works with. Talent and a beautiful soul … what’s not to adore about Adir? So without further ado, read on to find out how to get the look for these gorgeous ladies!

Jennifer Garner served as Presenter rocking an amazing silver tiered fringe dress from Oscar de la Renta, which was accessorized with an Oscar de la Renta clutch and Forevermark jewels. The inspiration for Jennifer’s look: To beautifully contrast the color and silhouette of the dress, Adir created soft, loose romantic waves accented by a side swept bang.

How To Get Jennifer Garner’s 2014 Oscar Look:

  1. Create the foundation by applying Oribe Maximista from roots down to the mid shaft.
  2. Apply Oribe Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse focusing on the roots.
  3. Part hair in a deep side part and rough-dry hair until it’s completely dry.
  4. Use a round brush and blow-dry the side swept bang to create the softness.
  5. Take sections of hair and spray evenly with Fekkai Sheer Hold Spray, after each section has been sprayed use a 1” curling iron to create soft and feminine waves throughout the hair.
  6. Once hair is completely curled, apply Hair Spray to a Mason Pearson Brush. Brush gently through out the hair to accentuate the soft waves and set the style.
Courtesy of Adir Abergel - Credit: Getty
Anne Hathaway, who also served as an Oscar Presenter, was dressed in Gucci from head to toe and accessorized with Neil Lane jewels. The inspiration for Anne’s look: Inspired by the high neck and clean lines of the dress, Adir created an effortlessly chic, swept back modern do’.

How To Get Anne Hathaway’s 2014 Oscar Look:

  1. Apply Oribe Maximista to create the perfect foundation. This is an important process in building the right structure.
  2. To make sure the style lasts from the red carpet to the after parties, apply Living Proof Prime Style Extender from mid shaft to ends.
  3. Next hand-shape the style into place to sculpt the look.
  4. Follow this step by drying the hair quickly with a diffuser.
  5. Once completely dry, use a ½ inch curling iron to add a small bend on the ends and create separation.
  6. Complete the look by applying, Oribe Impermeable Anti Humidity Finishing Spray to shield hair from the LA weather and lock in the look.
Adir’s pro tip for fine baby hairs: Apply Fekkai Sheer Hold Hair spray to a toothbrush and clean up the hairline.

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