Style Tips From Celebrity Stylist Charles Baker Strahan
With all of these award shows bringing up the hottest hairstyles around, it’s hard not to want the perfect up do for yourself. We turned again to the advice of Herbal Essences’ celebrity stylist Charles Baker Strahan, who has some experience with gorgeous styles on his clients including Leighton Meester, Whitney Port and Mariah Carey.
Real Style: What is the secret to getting the perfect red carpet styles that stay put?
Charles: What will really show through on the red carpet is hair that’s healthy looking and treated well. It’s much more attractive if your hair has movement; less really is more. It’s important to know what your hair does naturally and to go with that…and a great hairspray! I like using a light misting of Herbal Essences Set Me Up Extra Hold Hairspray or Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Hairspray, depending on the end look I’m going for.
Real Style: What are your hair care secret weapon products?
Charles: My hands. Watch what your hair does on its own and enhance it! You don’t want it to look like you’ve spent all day on your hair. Effortless looking style and beautifully maintained hair often look best. Beautiful hair begins with the products we use to care for it. Shampoo and conditioner are very important to achieve a healthy look.
Real Style: What are going to be the hottest hair trends for spring?
Charles: Well-cut structured shapes. I saw air-dried hair and non-oily shine on the runways. Low pulled-back buns and braids are still popular, but I’m also starting to see French twists.
Real Style: What are great cuts and colours that will easily update your hair for spring? Who do these suit?
Charles: The crop is really popular and short hair enhances facial features, especially if your face is angular or round.
Real Style: How can you match your hair to suit your face?
Charles: It’s all about making sure you have a proper hair cut. A great haircut can look amazing with little-to-no work and just the right amount of effort.
Charles Baker Strahan is Herbal Essences North American Celebrity Stylist and personal stylist to Herbal Essences Global Celebrity Ambassador and Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester. He has worked on the television show “Kick Off Your Shoes,” Sports Illustrated and a long list of celebrity clientele. He currently lives in New York City and works around North America
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