Talking Makeup’s Top 10 celebrity hair stylist tips:
November 4, 2008

The following tips from top celebrity stylists will give you access to the best hair techniques without actually having to go to them!
1. “I always use the same brushes: Mason Pearson for detangling and blowing out bangs and Spornett mixed bristle round brushes for blowouts. The mixed bristles grip the hair and create enough tension to get the hair really smooth without pulling on the hair”-Mark Townsend. (Worked with: Cate Blanchett, Penelope Cruz, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Natalie Portman)
2. “There are so many to choose from now days so make sure you understand your hair type, etc. Do you have fine hair or thick hair or kinky hair….this makes a big difference in what shampoo and conditioner would be right for you. Fekkai has a very wide range of shampoos and conditioners that I love that would fit almost all hair-types out there…. Experiment till you find the one that makes your hair soft and shiny without leaving too much residue or buildup on your hair”-Adir Abergel. (Kiera Knightley, Jennifer Garner, Sienna Miller, Anne Hathaway, Rachel McAdams)
3. “It is always important to apply strong volumizer on the roots to achieve a full and glamorous base. Polished, soft and natural curls always add to a glamorous look the without appearing too overdone. A good tip to make the hair fall glamorously around the face is to line the hair in proportion with the cheekbones. This tip emphasizes the beauty and the overall effect of the hairstyle”-Oscar Blandi. (Kelly Ripa, Jennifer Gardner, Jessica Alba, Salma Hayek, Sienna Miller, Shakira, Katie Homes)
4. “Moisture”-Jamal Hammadi (Sharon Stone, Lisa Marie Presley, and Meg Ryan.)
5. “My number one hair care tip is: invest in good hair products and visit your hairstylist frequently. Don’t be afraid of asking your hairstylist questions – that is part of their craft”-Omar Lopez. (Lindsay Lohan, Audrina Patridge,)
6. “The Cutler Fly-Away Control Stick is definitely a must-have. It’s easy to travel with and great to pull out to add shine and bring down fly-aways. Another great product is Redken’s Workforce 09 hairspray it’s lightweight and adds shine”-Rodney Cutler (Rachael Ray, Jamie King, Jordin Sparks)
7. “Texture hair is always in need of moisture, conditioning, and a good stylist who understands their hair type. Most stylists are not trained to understand our hair, so a lot of Caucasian stylist will turn them away”-Kiyah Wright. (Gabrielle Union, Faith Evans, Anna Nicole Smith, and Tyra Banks)
8. “The biggest mistake people make is going to the salon when they are emotional. It is important to explain to your stylist your lifestyle whether it is work, family or friends”-Kaz Amor. (Molly Sims, Marla Maples, Lauren Conrad, Janice Dickenson, Bijou Phillips)
9. “I cannot live without Vavoom Gold Heat Iron-In Control Protective Dry Mist! This is the product I used to create Reese’s straight, sleek, shiny hair for the Globes. You spray the hair with this, then run a flat iron over the hair and it seals the hair and fights against humidity”-Mark Townsend. (Cate Blanchett, Penelope Cruz, Rachel Weisz, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Natalie Portman)
10. ” I love to use jasmine oil on my clients because I am usually working under fast turn around so it is easy enough for women to use it every day”-Oscar Blandi. (Kelly Ripa, Jennifer Gardner, Jessica Alba, Salma Hayek, Sienna Miller, Shakira, Katie Homes)

To get your celebrity hair style, visit your hair salon. In San Diego, Say Lula Salon pros can advise you on the most workable cut for your lifestyle, hair types, face shape, and more.