THE EXPERT: Danilo
This mane man escorted Anne Hathaway around the globe for the Get Smart premières, whipping her so of-the-moment shoulder-length bob into some seriously high-trend hairdos. We went for fashion trends rather than going pretty-pretty,” says the global ambassador and celebrity stylist for Pantene. “You see her with straight hair, centre-and side-partings, slicked-back and bouffant.” Here’s how to recreate them.
1. Side slick
To achieve the same sleek and smooth texture that Anne sported in Rome, Danilo recommends applying an anti-frizz serum (see Frizz-Ease Hair Serum Original Formula, by John Frieda, Best Beauty Buy for our pros’ pick) before blow-drying straight into a deep side parting. Work a smoothing cream into your palms and pull hair back with your fingers in an asymmetrical bun. “If you prefer a centre parting, you should go for a low regular bun at the back, but you need a side parting or none at all for a side bun,” the hair pro advises.
2. Undone waves
“For Madrid, we went for a contemporary nod to old-Hollywood waves,” says Danilo. To recreate the look, side-part your hair and tong two-inch pieces all over with a medium-barrelled iron. Pin the curls to your head and, when cool, brush them out and run a smoothing cream through your hair. Finally flip your head upside down to “take waves from retro to modern” and mist with Elnett Satin hairspray, Best Beauty Buy.
3. High roller
“In profile, this look is dramatic and, straight on, it gives a little lift around the eye area, so it’s great if you’re feeling tired,” says Danilo. To create a modern pompadour style like Anne’s in Sydney, ditch your comb for a Mason Pearson brush, Best Beauty Brush: “Take the first two inches of hair at the front section and back-brush the roots lightly”. Balance the resulting bouffant with slicked-back sides pulled into a chignon and fix with hairspray.
4. Pulled-back pony
“The clean and classic ponytail kept Anne looking fresh and young on the red carpet,” Danilo says of the LA look. To join the pony club, blow-dry your hairline and the rest of your hair in the direction of the tail, before securing tightly with a band. “When your hair is pulled back in the same direction, rather than coming from all angles, it has a more chic finish.” If you want an almost-dry texture like Anne’s, finish with a grooming cream such as Playball Deviation Paste, Best Beauty Buy.
In Mexico, Danilo blow-dried a smoothing cream, like Tecni.art Liss Control, Best Beauty Buy, into Anne’s hair, then went over it with straighteners. “You can overheat the hair, then went over it with straighteners. “You can overheat the hair when blow-drying it to a perfect finish: whizzing an iron over it is less damaging,” says the pro. “Stick-straight is not attractive, so glide it through your hair as you would a round brush, folding it under at the ends to soften.”