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Last updated: September 18, 2019

Kerry Washington’s Sultry Pixie

Kerry Washington Oscars 2019 Academy Awards short hair pixie Takisha Sturdivant-Drew takishahair matrix
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We love peeping the styles from the Vanity Fair Oscar Party because it’s when the stars show off fun, party-ready looks, like this short and chic chop that Kerry Washington rocked. “From the moment I saw Kerry’s Schiaparelli couture dress, I got a modern Hollywood glam vibe. It also had a 1950s feel to me,” said celeb stylist Takisha Sturdivant-Drew (@takishahair), who used Matrix products for the look. “I envisioned an Audrey Hepburn moment! I decided the hair should be short in a smooth cut, but still a little messy and undone for that sultry touch.


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Artist: Takisha Sturdivant-Drew
Manufacturer: Matrix, @matrix

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Shampoo and condition the hair, then prep damp hair with Matrix Keep Me Vivid Velvetizer. “I put a nickel-size of the product in the palm of my hand and worked it all throughout the hair to protect it from the heat before blowing it out,” Takisha said.


Takisha used another dime-sized amount of Keep Me Vivid Velvetizer before using a mini flat iron to smooth the hair “to give it a sleek and shiny look,” she said.


Finish with Matrix Style Link Texture Builder Messy Finish Spray four inches from the root. “It’s a finishing hold that adds texture and volume with an effortless look,” Takisha said. “It held her hair in place perfectly so it would stay throughout the night but not look too stiff.”

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