Blake Lively’s go-to hair gal is Jennifer Johnson, the lead stylist on Gossip Girl spoke to Marie Claire Magazine and Ning Chao. I've paraphrased Johnson and Chao as they reveal how she create Lively’s sexy waves each day on set. To read the full article on Marie Claire online click here.
Step 1: Shampoo with Kérastase Bain Satin 2. Jennifer Johnson uses the Kérastase mask on Blake twice a week as. "Her hair gets styled every day for the show, so it goes through a lot.”
Step 2: While hair is still wet, Jennifer spritzes Blakes roots with a David Babaii Bohemian Beach Spray (which is hard to find out of Australia). I recommend Fekkai Beach Waves instead. Johnson says “beach spray isn’t sticky and gives Blake a lot of lift at her roots. Then I lift her hair up with a Mason Pearson brush and blow dry the roots to create volume.”
Step 3: After Blake's hair is dry, Johnson takes random, one or two inch-wide sections of Blake’s hair and wrap them around a curling iron. I recommend a clipless iron-like the Sedu "Revolution 1 Clipless Curling Iron . She holds the iron vertically and wraps the hair around it, leaving about half an inch out. On the sides of the head, she wraps the hair away from the face. In the back, she wraps it in different directions so the hair doesn’t become one big curl.
Step 4: Rub a small amount of Kérastase Lait Nutri-Sculpt for Blow Dry Protection between palms and rake fingers through hair ends, starting from underneath and avoiding the root area. “Blake has a big old head of hair and I just use a pea size. If your ends are a little dry, this styling cream seals them and makes them look healthy.”
Step 5: Using fingers instead of a brush or comb, pull hair back into a loose bun and secure with a large hairpin (elastics will create a dent). “Blake sits with the bun while she’s getting her makeup done. These 30 minutes help the hair set and loosens the curling iron curls.”
Step 6: Johnson says “After I take her hair out of the bun, I’ll tease Blake’s roots with the Mason Pearson. I lift the hair up and brush down once to add lift.”
Blake Lively as Serena Van Der Woodsen with co-star Penn Badgley as Dan Humphrey on Gossip Girl