Lady Gaga has truly been on a beauty roll as of late. There have been sparkly smokey eyes, cobalt cat-eyes, curtain fringes, blue hair, sculptural up ‘dos – even chic regrowth. Ever since her big screen debut in A Star Is Born (which left us collectively fall in love with her in a totally new way), Gaga has upped her beauty game with newfound, stylish gusto. And today in New York City, she’s proved us right again.
Accepting the Best Actress award for A Star Is Born during The National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala, her hair was pure, pin-curled perfection. For Gaga, who favours a more put-together coif rather than ‘lived-in’ locks (gasp!), today’s old Hollywood roll was nothing short of spectacular.
Her hairstylist, Frederic Aspiras, slicked back her platinum hair (now fully rinsed of any blue) with Joico products, keeping a little height at the root. He then proceeded to construct the most perfectly sculpted curl at the ends; a coil so great, so lush, so full of bounce, the only way to achieve this level of curl is with a rather retro hair tool – the roller. An extra large velcro roller was likely used (Cloud Nine’s O Rollers are great), then secured with a French pin, set with heat, blasted with a shot of cool air (for extra hold), then spritzed with a lot of hairspray – et voila! Add a slick of red lipstick and the glamorous look is complete.
Whilst most of us have put the rollers to bed (thanks to a new wave of clever tongs and tools), sometimes you need to look back to move forward, and if you want to do Old Hollywood hair right, you must recall the original and the best.
All hail the hair roller – forever the master of the perfect curl. Our grandmothers were onto something.