Recreate Madonna's Super Bowl Style

By Alison Alhamed | 02/06/2012 5:28:00 PM


We all know the real reason you tuned into the Super Bowl XLVI Sunday evening—to see Madonna perform during the halftime show, of course!

Just kidding. But Madonna certainly knows how to put on a show. And, the best part? She looked like she was having a blast on stage. Madonna wowed watchers with long lashes and dramatic make-up as an Egyptian queen during "Vogue," cheered her head off for "L-U-V" alongside Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. (and her thunder-stealing middle finger), joined LMFAO for "Music," and paired up with Cee Lo Green for "Like a Prayer."

When MODERN posted pics on Facebook of Madonna's bouncy waves, our fans (more than 45,000 of you!) went wild! Kudos to Wella stylist Andy LeCompte for creating the look.

Madonna’s "mane man," Wella Professionals Celebrity Stylist Andy LeCompte, trekked his way to Indianapolis to create the super on-trend waved style seen on the pop queen as she entered the stage for a show-stoppoing Vogue performance.

“Madonna’s look demanded something fit for a Queen,” says stylist, Wella Professionals Celebrity Ambassador Andy LeCompte. “We tried a couple variations in rehearsals with texture and size of waves. We played with the tightness and looseness of the curls, and also the amount of volume to see what would work best. We even discussed bangs!”

Photo courtesy Wella Professionals

LeCompte provided the following hair care products he used on Madonna for the Super Bowl, and a mini step-by-step on how you can recreate this look on your clients:

1. Wash hair with Wella Professionals Enrich Shampoo and Conditioner to maximize volume and shine.

2. Then, blow dry the hair completely smooth with a ceramic brush.

3. Spray hair evenly with light application of Wella Professionals Thermal Image Heat Protection Spray and separate hair into small, 2” sections and use a medium barrel curling iron to create bouncy curls.

4. Lift the root area with a tail comb and aerate the hair shaft with fingers to soften the look.

5. Spritz the hair with Wella Professionals Shimmer Delight Shine Spray for an allover glow.

6. Set with Wella Professionals Stay Firm Finishing Spray to control flyaways, and give hair hold.






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Alison Alhamed

Alison Alhamed, Editor in Chief of Modern Salon Magazine | Editor of First Chair

Since July 2008, Alison has worked across all brands under the MODERN SALON Media umbrella, including MODERN SALON, SALON TODAY, FIRST CHAIR and MODERN SALON TV. Alison’s passion for the beauty industry grew even deeper after she enrolled in beauty school, working as an editor by day and a student by night. Alison earned her cosmetology degree from Pivot Point International in Bloomingdale, Illinois, in May 2011.

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St. Louis  |  February, 06, 2012 at 08:47 PM

Love your article! I have been beauty blogging and fliming youtube tutorials for the past 3 months. It is so much fun! I would love some advice on what I am doing right or wrong.

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Beverly Hills  |  February, 07, 2012 at 01:50 AM

No disrespect to Mr. Le compte, but I thought there was nothing interesting or news worthy. This type of look has been shown for past 5 years and I'm so board with it to be honest.

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usa  |  February, 07, 2012 at 09:27 PM

I was hoping for the direction of the curls...spiral, horizontal?

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Detroit  |  February, 10, 2012 at 09:06 AM

It appears she also has extensions. Look at the video of her on the Tonight Show just days earlier. No way her hair could be curled tightly and still be longer than it was straight just days earlier. What's wrong with a stylist revealing the whole truth if you're telling others how to recreate the look at home?

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Detroit  |  February, 10, 2012 at 09:10 AM

Madonna's also apparently wearing extensions. Watch video of her on the Tonight Show just days earlier. There's no way her own hair could be tightly curled and still as long, if not longer than it was flat ironed days earlier. Why hide some details like this when telling others how to recreate the look?

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