Close
Expert Advice

Sacha Quarles on Grammy Stars Adele, Carrie Underwood and Rihanna

Maggie Mulhern | February 14, 2012 | 2:34 PM
Photo 1 of 4
Singer Adele, winner of the GRAMMYs for Record of the Year for "Rolling In The Deep", Album of the Year for "21", Song of the Year for "Rolling In The Deep", Best Pop Solo Performance for "Someone Like You", Best Pop Vocal Album for "21" and Best Short Form Music Video for "Rolling In The Deep", poses in the press room at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Photo By Getty Images Photo 2 of 4
Singer Carrie Underwood arrives at 54th Annual Grammy Awards held the at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Photo By FilmMagic Photo 3 of 4
Singer Rihanna arrives at 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held the at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Photo By FilmMagic Photo 4 of 4

Sacha Quarles, celebrity stylist and Pravana artist, has created many red carpet looks, but has some comments about some of the most talked about finishes from the Grammy's. "Adele, Carrie Underwood and Rihanna had such great style," he told me earlier today. Although a release went out offering some "do it yourself" tips, Sacha shared with me his professional comments....

Adele: Retro Glamour
“Adele’s look has a retro/period feel. It’s reminiscent of the late 60s styles without the over-the-top volume," says Sacha. "And I should point out that she is one of the few artists that can actually make me cry!"

GET THE LOOK:

  1. Set the hair using hot rollers or a curling iron
  2. Apply a heat protectant, such as PRAVANA Keratin Fusion Thermal Insulator, to hair prior to curling; this is essential for protecting the health of hair
  3. Let the set cool
  4. Take the set down, part and brush hair
  5. Once the shape is in place, tease the base for a retro look. Brush the top stands over the base.

Carrie Underwood: Low Romantic Updo

"One word, Amazing," says Sacha. "The hair, make-up, and dress were perfect! This girl shines. I can’t recall an awards show where she hasn’t brought it! I love it when a hairstylist can create a look so beautiful that also can last all night.  This is always important to me."  Sacha recommends taking the added step of using extensions, either clip in, adhesive or bonded, to create volume. "I think every salon should offer extensions," he says. "Salons that don't use these are losing out, not just for themselves, but for their clients. It is a great way for your clients to get volume. It's a great way to make the hair your clients have look gorgeous."

GET THE LOOK:

  1. Start with a great blowout focusing on lots of volume at the roots—try PRAVANA Elevate Botanical Root Boost for added lift.
  2. Use a few hot rollers on top to provide lift and direction; be sure to let the set cool before styling.
  3. After removing the rollers, rake fingers through hair to break up the set.
  4. Lightly twist the sides back into a semi fishtail or messy braid.

Rihanna: Wild Waves

"This hair style, which is obviously a great wig, isn’t my first choice for look of the evening at the Grammys. It was a little undone for my taste, but saying that she still looked amazing even though I would have loved a bit more glamorous.  I loved the 'roots' for added reality. This lady still rocks that hair. The dress was so perfect, probably one of my favorites of the night! A brilliant Armani/Rihanna creation! She broke it down as wanting to create a simple, sexy, and gangster look. This she has pulled off in a beautiful way! The makeup was flawless and the dress really sexy!"

GET THE LOOK:

  1. Begin by using a curl enhancer, such as PRAVANA Curves Curl Enhancer Gel, on wet hair.
  2. Dry hair using a blow dryer or diffuser.
  3. Spray a heat protectant on dry hair.
  4. Taking small sections and wrap around a ¾” iron.
  5. Rake fingers through the style.
  6. Spray with PRAVANA Beach Wave Control Mist for added texture.
Facebook Comments

More from Expert Advice

Hair Color Trends
Hair Color Trends

Teal To Big Chop To Tasteful Brunette Bob

Maggie Mulhern | February 8, 2017

When we saw this makeover on Instagram, we had to know more. Hairdresser Nicole Boccio of Cactus Salon and Spa  (@cactussalonsmithtown), Smithtown, New York, says "I had been doing a doubled processed blonde on Kelly Sampson for some time now. She came requesting 'mermaid hair'. She had 2 inches of level 5 roots." Here Boccio shares the details for this makeover.

Hair Color Trends Four session to silver
Hair Color Trends

MAKEOVER: Four Sessions To Silver

Maggie Mulhern | February 5, 2017

Kim Bruce (@themisfitblonde), co-owner of Monroe on Mane (@monroeonmane), Sturbridge, MA., specializes in blondes and hairdressing. "This guest has been a client of mine for almost a year now. It has taken four sessions to achieve our desired shade of silver blonde." Here Bruce shares the details for the transformation.

Hair Color Trends
Hair Color Trends

MAKEOVER: Basic Blonde To Purple/Lilac Melt

Maggie Mulhern | February 9, 2017

Marianne Lohr (@mannie_mak), a freelance artist based in Bethlehem,PA., says "My new client came in to see me because she was never happy with her blonde and how gold/yellow it was. She wanted to be an all over platinum blonde at first, but then had mentioned how she's always wanted to have purple hair. Her dream came true that day." Details here.

Load More