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Last updated: February 12, 2018

Kirsten Dunst’s Polished Waves

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Polished vintage vanilla waves with a modern vibe—Kirsten Dunst’s hair, created by celebrity stylist Caile Noble for L’ANZA Healing Haircare for the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards, was all the things we love! Caile created the subtly textured waves to complement Kirsten’s stunning Rodarte beaded gown and her REAL orchid earrings. Nailed it, Caile!


As hairdressers, we want to know how Caile did it. Well, we have the details for you! “A key element to this look was to use products to do the work for us, and the heat of the curling iron to enhance natural bend,” Caile shared. “Since the dress was so “wow” we didn’t want the hair to be too done. So we emphasized the healthy condition of the hair, boosted the vibrance of her haircolor and added a richness to her natural texture.”


Caile’s secret? The breakthrough, first-of-its-kind L’ANZA Healing ColorCare Color Illuminator hair brightening spray with Flower Shield Complex! “It really brought her blonde color to life, adding a nice vibrant sheen,” Caile revealed. “Thanks to its unique spray nozzle (hard to come by,) I could give the hair a nice beautiful mist that looked really natural.” We gotta hold tight, though—it isn’t available until September! Get the rest of the steps and how Caile used the Color Illuminator below!


Artist: Caile Noble



First, apply L’ANZA Healing Combing Cream on damp hair to tame frizz and to create a smooth, even base for the Color Illuminator.


Next, spritz Color Illuminator to instantly intensify blonde color.


Massage L’ANZA Healing Style Design Foam from roots to ends for texture that looks natural and doesn’t feel flaky once it dries.


Create a side part, then comb hair with a wide-tooth comb to create a natural set.


Use a diffuser on the dryer, allowing the hair to dry in a more natural state and complementing a natural wave pattern.


Leave the fringe/front portion untouched for an effortless feel. Subtly enhance waves using a 1-inch curling iron.


Next, tuck hair behind the ear on one side, then spritz Color Illuminator to set. 


Finish with a light spray of L’ANZA Keratin Healing Oil LustrousFinishing Spray to softly and naturally lock in waves.