Mad about Mad Men

Mad Men's  Christina HendricksIf you love retro, you must be a fan of the show Mad Men and its stunning star, Christina Hendricks. Now you can reproduce her hairstyle at home.
Mad Men Hair Department Head Stylist Terrie V. Owen reveals her on-set hair how-to for achieving Christina Hendricks' signature "Joan" style.
Terrie's Recipe for Joan Harris Hair:
You will need:
A curling iron or you can set your hair in large sized hot rollers
A teasing comb
A natural bristle hairbrush, such as a Mason Pearson
Bobby pins
Setting spray, such as White Sands Liquid Texture Thermal Styling Spray
This style is best for long hair, at least shoulder length or longer.
I like to set the hair with my favorite White Sands Liquid Texture Thermal Styling, and then with a 1-inch large barrel curling iron, to curl entire the head. Clip each curl and let the hair cool off before you style.
Once the hair has cooled off, brush out with your natural bristle brush. I like my Mason Pearson.
Section hair into two sections ear to ear, so you have a front section and a back section. Then make a third section: a ponytail piece in the mid, crown section of the head, and secure it with elastic. That ponytail will be your volume and height at the top of the head. Clip this hair out of the way.
Starting at the back, nape of head, tease the hair with a comb and then sweep up all the hair with a brush and pin with bobby pins. Pin the section all the way up to the ponytail, so you have an upswept look.
Then move to the front sections, start on one side, tease the section of hair and smooth with your brush then pin each side up just as you did in the back until all hair is pinned up all around the head. If you have bangs, you can spray and smooth them off to a side and secure with a pin. Otherwise, you can create a side sweep with your longer hair and pin.
Then release your ponytail, tease it with your comb, smooth with your brush and arrange it in any shape you like, either tousled or controlled. Bobby-pin it into place, and set it with a good holding spray.
For a modern take on the style, I would eliminate the teasing and just finger through the hair, not brush it out and pin up section by section in a more tousled and loose way, instead of hairspray try a grooming crème on your fingertips for added texture, finish with hairspray and keep the side peek-a-boo bang.
DolceDolce Note:
White Sands Liquid Texture Thermal Styling Spray is one of our favourite products ever since our friend, Jessica McCafferty, introduced it to us a few years ago. It holds and shines like nothing else.

The “new” Seventies glam look

Christina HendricksAt the recent Golden Globes awards, Christina Hendricks, best known for her role as the sexy secretary in the hit drama, Mad Men, looked fabulous in  a red Romona Keveza gown. Stylist Jen Atkin for Sebastian Professional was responsible for her bouncy curls.

“Her dress had a rich vintage feel to it and this gorgeous accent on the shoulder that resembled a flower,” says stylist Jen Atkin for Sebastian Professional. “Instead of putting her hair up, we opted to give it a modern twist and keep the hair bouncy and down. This style is great for cocktail parties, or to dress up a look.”
To achieve Christina’s modern take on a vintage 70’s-inspired ‘do,’ follow Jen’s tips:
1. Begin by applying Sebastian Professional Mousse Forte at the roots on damp hair.
2. Next, blow dry the hair using a Mason Pearson brush with your head upside down. Once the hair is 75 percent dry, flip your head back over and curl the ends under using a round brush.
3. Spray  Sebastion Professional Shaper Zero Gravity hairspray all over the hair, and brush it through to create a base to hold the waves.

4. Using a one-inch curling iron, wrap one-inch sections in a clockwise direction and pin the curls. Once they are set, let cool for 15 minutes (cool for five to 10 minutes, if you have thick hair).
5. Unpin the hair and brush out the curls using a boar bristle brush. Set the part and stretch out the bangs using a flat iron to get a smoother look toward the front of your face.
6. Finish the look with Sebastian Professional Shaper Fierce hairspray.