Last updated: January 30, 2018
Gina Rodriguez’s Elegant, Red-Carpet Ponytail
When deciding on the perfect look for the 2015 Emmy Awards, the star of “Jane the Virgin,” Gina Rodriguez, went to her go-to hairstylist, Joico Celebrity Hairstylist and Spokesperson Paul Norton, for her elegant and classic look. On the red carpet and alongside John Stamos on stage, Gina’s ponytail was simple but structured at the top and fell gracefully with volume at the bottom. The enchanting look mirrored her Lorena Sarbu gown and gave her just the right amount of glamour for the evening. Here is the styling technique for this truly, classic look.
Start by washing and conditioning the hair with Joico’s new Color Infuse Brown Shampoo and Conditioner. This will help keep the hair healthy and give it some life before styling it. Following the wash, blowout the hair using Joico Heat Setuntil it is fully dry, using a Mason Pearson brush at the root area only. This will help create a loose and somewhat wild look through the ends.
Once the hair is dry, use Joico K-PAK Protect & Shine Serum at your roots. Then use a Mason Pearson brush to gather the hair into a low ponytail. Confine the ponytail with an elastic and then wrap the elastic with a strand of hair to conceal it.
Next, in order to give the hair a full and voluminous texture, use hot rollers throughout the ponytail. Apply the rollers from the top of the ponytail and work your way through to the bottom. Let the rollers sit in the hair for 15 minutes to allow them to cool.
Once the rollers are cool, remove them and finger comb the curls gently. For a more voluminous look, use Joico Hair Shake throughout the ponytail working from the bottom up back combing with fingers to create texture and separation.
Finally, after achieving the desired amount of volume, tilt the client’s head back allowing the ponytail to hang freely and apply Joico Flip Turn Hair Spray to ensure the look will last. Lastly, do a final spray of the Flip Turn to ensure there are no flyaways.