Mandy Moore has nice hair. There isn’t any denying it. (Though, she’ll be the primary to remind you that it wasn’t all the time the case with throwback photos from her teen pop star days). A part of Moore’s secret comes all the way down to genetics, however a part of it’s also because of her longtime pal and hairstylist Ashley Streicher. Living proof: the simple-yet-beautiful low ponytail that Streicher created on the This Is Us star for the 2019 SAG Awards. And fortunate for us, Streicher, who owns STRIIIKE salon in Los Angeles together with her sisters Jenn and Kristie, provided to provide us a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how the coiffure got here collectively.
“Mandy wore a customized Jason Wu that was black and off the shoulder,” Streicher advised Attract simply minutes after Moore acquired into the automotive to go to the occasion. “It is a robe, it has an extended prepare, however it jogs my memory a little bit of a tuxedo, in order that was my inspiration. Then between all of us — Jason, her stylist Christina, make-up artist Kindra Mann, and I — we determined that Mandy’s hair ought to be modern and the highest ought to be open, so I gave her a robust facet half and pulled her hair again tightly into a very low, modern ponytail to provide it a little bit of an androgynous really feel.”
“I began Mandy with clear, moist hair contemporary from being shampooed,” stated Streicher. She spritzed the Garnier Pure Clear Detangler all all through Moore’s hair and brushed it by way of with the Tangle Teezer Final Detangler to maintain the hair easy and delicate. “Then, I utilized a little bit of blow-dry balm to her ends and in addition brushed that by way of with the Tangle Teezer.”
Subsequent, Streicher started blow-drying Moore’s damp hair with the T3 Cura Luxe Hair Dryer.
“As soon as Mandy’s hair was 80 % dry, I gave her a clear facet half with a rat-tail comb and commenced taking sections to easy out with the blow dryer and the massive spherical brush,” stated Streicher.
“Subsequent I took my T3 SinglePass Luxe flat iron and ironed out her entrance hairline to make sure I acquired the smoothest, cleanest entrance of hair and facet half attainable. I sprayed this entrance part with Garnier Versatile Management Hairspray and brushed it out with a delicate, full-bristled brush to maintain the hair again and easy behind her ears and off the face. Then, I created a small low ponytail proper on the nape of her neck and tied it tight with a small clear elastic. That is the part I added hair extensions to.”
Streicher wrapped hair extensions across the base of the small ponytail so as to add size to Moore’s ends.
Streicher then brushed the remainder of Mandy’s hair right into a low tight ponytail over the prevailing pony (the one the extensions had been wrapped round).
To cover the elastics in addition to any hint of the extensions, Streicher wrapped a bit of hair across the base of the ponytail
“I put a little little bit of texture within the ponytail itself,” stated Streicher. To attain the delicate motion within the hair, she alternated between utilizing the flatiron, so as to add delicate bends, and the T3 Single Move Curl (proven above), which she wrapped medium-size sections of hair round.
“As a result of the hair was so easy within the entrance, and he or she was so naked at her shoulders — she did not even put on a necklace — it was good so as to add one thing extra with the extensions — extra size, extra quantity — to the again,” she stated.” Then I lower the ends actually blunt so as a substitute of feeling, it felt actually clear and trendy, and hung proper over the collar of the costume.”