The latest season of “American Idol” is showcasing a lot of talent, but we’re more interested in the hair and style of celebrity judge, Jennifer Lopez. We talked to her longtime stylist, Oribe, to get his opinions on the star and her looks on the show. “Jennifer is a Leo, so she loves hair and she is a beautiful lady,” he says. “She has a lot of personal style, and that definitely translates with her hair and the styles that she chooses—she can pull her hair back, wear it wavy or ultra-curly, she looks great with lots of sexy volume or with a simple, chic knot.”
It’s that versatility that makes her so intriguing, he adds. Not to mention, her fabulous warm honey hair color really sets off her skin tone! Read on for Oribe’s tips on achieving these hair styles, and for more information on Oribe Hair Care, visit oribe.com.
LOOK 1: “This look is easy with great movement around her face; it highlights her haircut and it’s not too contrived. Start with a blowout to get hair sleek and smooth. Next, curl sections with a large curling iron, spraying Soft Lacquer Heat Styling Spray on the hair shaft before you curl it for added hold and shine. Finally, spray hair with Imperméable to block humidity and prevent any frizz.”
LOOK 2: “This bun is fantastic on her. It’s a beautiful, strong look that looks fresh and you can wear it anywhere. To get this look, apply my Gel Serum while your hair is wet and work it through the length of your hair. Pull hair tightly into a ponytail at crown, keeping the style clean and polished. Twist the ponytail with more Gel Serum, and secure the knot with pins. Finish by spraying hair with Superfine Strong. Shine is important, and the look has to be super polished and deliberate. Gel Serum adds incredible shine, and keep the look in place with my Superfine Strong Hairspray.”
LOOK 3: “This look works on Jennifer because it’s young, fresh and I like that it’s away from her face to highlight her gorgeous cheekbones—it’s a great look for her. To get this style, blow hair out with a round brush using Volumista to add body and Royal Blowout for smoothness. Then pull hair into a ponytail at the crown. Spray with Superfine Hairspray to hold the style in place.”
LOOK 4: “I like this look because it works with the off-the-shoulder top—it’s sexy with stronger makeup, and the headband puts an emphasis on her face. It is a modern take on Ursula Andrews. I think it’s beautiful and volume always looks great on Jennifer. Begin by blowing hair out, use Dry Texturizing Spray at the crown, give it a small tease to add height and body through the back of the head. Take a great headband and pull the front of hair back so it is smooth near the face with lots of sexy volume in the back.”
LOOK 5: “This is a classic pin-up hairdo that works beautifully on Jennifer. I like it because her hair that is down with lots of sexy volume, but the style is controlled a little, so it showcases her beautiful features and high cheekbones. To get this look, blow hair out and then curl hair with Soft Lacquer Heat Styling Spray and a large curling iron for smoothness and movement. Spray hair with Imperméable and pull hair back on one side, securing it in place with a pin.”