If you love staying up to date with celebrities, chances are that you’ve seen a hairstyle on a celebrity and wondered how you might be able to create it yourself. Whether the hairstyle in question is complicated to recreate or exceptionally simple and easy, there are a few tips that can make the process easier. Here are a few options available.
1. Try to Find Pictures From Multiple Angles
First of all, try to find pictures of the style you want to recreate from multiple angles. It’s common for hairstylists to use tips and tricks to create an optical illusion from the front of the style that will look completely different from the side, and understanding the hairstyle as a whole is an important part of recreating it.
For example, if you saw a paparazzi picture of a hairstyle you’re trying to recreate, look for multiple pictures of the style from multiple cameras. If you’re trying to recreate a hairstyle from an awards show or music video, the celebrity themselves may post multiple pictures and the stylist may post their own pictures.
You can also look for existing tutorials and explanations of hairstyles that you might be interested in recreating. For example, Ogle School has a breakdown of some of the most iconic hairstyles of the last 100 years, some iconic vintage styles, including Morticia Addams and Punky Brewster, and even some Halloween hairstyles to help you boost a Halloween costume, like Elvira or Daenerys.
2. Break the Hairstyle Down Into Multiple Parts
Complex hairstyles are usually made up of multiple less-complex parts. If you can break the hairstyle down into the less complicated parts, then go through how to do each of those parts, you’ll be able to recreate the hairstyle more effectively.
One example of a complex hairstyle with simple parts is a half-up look with ringlet curls on the bottom and space buns on the top. This only requires you to know how to do space buns, ringlet curls, and general hair pinning, but it can look confusing from a quick glance. Breaking down the look helps you recreate the style.
3. Find Tutorials for Styles That Look Similar
One great way for a stylist to flex their skills without having to reinvent the wheel is for a stylist to put their own twist on a simple style. If a stylist does a French braid the “opposite way,” pulling hair under the braid instead of over the braid, it becomes a Dutch braid. When you see a complicated style, start by researching styles that look similar. Browse through images until you find a style that looks right, then keep researching that one.
When you find the style you’re looking for, you can probably find tutorials for it. Go through these tutorials and change small things until you land on the change that the stylist uses. Trial and error can be a great way to recreate a style if you have access to a style that looks similar, but not identical, to the one you’re recreating.
4. Try to Practice on Other People First
When you’re first trying out a new style, it can be incredibly difficult to try that style out on yourself. Instead, get a friend or family member that will allow you to do the style on them instead. You’ll be able to understand a specific hairstyle and make sure it looks the same as it did on the celebrity in question.
If you can’t get a friend or family member to help you out, it may even be a good idea to try out the style on a mannequin. Once you’ve mastered the style, you can then try to transfer it to your own hair if that’s your end goal.
It can be difficult to recreate a famous hairstyle, but what if you find that you’re very good at the process? If you have a natural talent for the process of hairstyling, especially in recreating styles from pictures, a cosmetology program from Ogle School might be the natural next step. Request more information from Ogle School to learn how you can turn your passion into a career.