My favorite issue of Vanity Fair Magazine, the Hollywood issue, has revealed it’s coveted cover featuring 15 fabulous celebrities rocking old-Hollywood styled gowns and suits and makeup and hair ‘do’s to boot.
Hair guru Oribe was on hand to work his magic on all 15 of the talented men and women… and he’s spilling his secrets on how you, too, can get the look:
INSPIRATION: The ‘30’s with polished, classic movie star styles for this star-studded cover shoot.
Oribe noted that for women of the cover, it was all about waves, curls and old Hollywood
glamour. Oribe styled most of the actresses with a similar type of pincurl set then tweaked each
look to complement their individual style, personality and features. The men wore their hair in
side parts for a groomed, Clark Gable inspired style.
Anne Hathaway – Anne’s look was created with a ’30s pincurl set. 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 ½-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.
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
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