The 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards was buzzing with coverage on all things celebrity and fashion. While the show celebrated the excellence in this year’s television industry, many of the conversations online turned to the fashion hits and misses on the red carpet. Some of our favorite TV darlings and gents dressed to the nines for the special occasion, but there were some clear red carpet fashion faux pas.
Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez who is quickly becoming quite the burgeoning star, was one look of the night that simply dazzled. Gina radiated on the carpet wearing a Lorena Sarbu blush sweetheart neckline gown, Stuart Weitzman heels, accessorized with Forevermark jewelry, and a Judith Leiber clutch. Her simple hair and makeup pulled the look together, adding the perfect touch of elegance.
We were able to chat with Paul Norton, the celebrity hairstylist extraordinaire behind Gina’s look. He shared with us how he achieved her voluminous ponytail. His inspiration came from her gorgeous dress and its sweetheart neckline. Paul says, “I wanted to go for a very polished look on the top but yet very dramatic throughout the ponytail.”
How to get Gina Rodriguez’s hair look:
Paul started the process by washing Gina’s hair with Joico Color Infuse Brown Shampoo and Conditioner to richen up her dark tresses.
He then blew out her hair until fully dry, using a Mason Pearson brush only at the roots to give a wilder effect at the ends.
Once the hair was fully dry Paul applied Joico K-PAK Protect and Shine Serum at the roots and gathered the hair into a low ponytail with an elastic band. To ensure that the elastic band was unseen, he wrapped it with a strand of Gina’s own hair to conceal it, secured with bobby pins.
Paul then placed hot rollers in her ponied hair for 15 minutes. Once cooled he removed the rollers gently while combing the hair through with his fingers to work out the curls. Using Joico Hair Shake throughout the ponytail working in sections from the bottom up, Paul created volume. To create more separation and texture, the hair was back combed in sections with his fingers.
Lastly, he had Gina tilt her head back allowing the pony tail to hang freely while he used Joico Flip Turn hair spray to ensure the volume and separation would last all night long. Paul used a final spray of Flip Turn to take care of any fly aways.