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Last updated: January 30, 2018

Melissa McCarthy’s Glam, Red-Carpet Waves

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When it came to styling her tresses for the Emmy Awards, Mike&Molly star Melissa McCarthy enlisted the help of Celebrity and Editorial Stylist as well as Macadamia Professional International Creative Director, Giannandrea, who created gorgeous, long waves. Here’s his styling technique for crafting truly, head-turning waves.


Artist: Giannandrea
Manufacturer: Macadamia Professional



Prep the hair with Macadamia Professional Healing Oil Spray for extra shine and UV protection and some Macadamia Professional Volumizing Dry Shampoo to the roots.


Then blow out her entire head, in small sections, using a mid-size round brush, then set each section in medium velcro rollers. “I let the hair sit for 30 minutes while she had her makeup done,” notes Giannandrea.


After 30 minutes, remove the rollers and brush her entire head using a large Macadamia Professional Paddle Brush to keep the volume!


Then take a 1-inch curling iron and waved 2-inch sections of hair. “It’s important to give the hair a slight twist around the iron to get great waves and to keep the ends textured,” explains Giannandrea.


Continue the process by backcombing the top of the crown a bit, then flip her upside down and shape it all up with your hands.


Then spray Macadamia Professional Control Hairspray all over the hair, then flipped the hair back over.


Finish the look by finger styling and spraying Macadamia Professional Control Hairspray all around the hair to seal it in place.

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