Oscars: Q&A + Get the look with Renato Campora
Renato Campora shows how to get Amanda Seyfried's sleek look at the 2021 Oscars.
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Kellon Deryck has been styling Megan Thee Stallion for awards shows for years. When prepping his kit for the shows, Kellon always leans heavily on performance-driven hair care tools like the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer, Wide Tooth Comb and Dyson Corrale straightener to achieve a variety of looks. We sat down with Kellon to learn more about how his approach to styling MTS for the 2021 Grammys and how he’s supported Meg in her hair health journey.
Could you please share more about how you support Amanda on her journey to hair health, knowing the paces she has to put her hair through for award show season?
It’s very important to work with the right tools. The right tools help you to achieve the look but the performance of the tools themselves are super important also. Amanda has a lot of hair and the Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer Professional edition allows me to dry the hair much faster than a regular dryer. I also maintain a certain distance from the dryer and hair to protect the hair. Typically, you need to lower the heat if you’re going to blow dry closer to the scalp, but with the Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer Professional edition you can use the full power of the blow dryer as long as you maintain space between the dryer and the hair. We also use products to protect the hair from heat. Combining heat protectant products with the Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer Professional edition’s intelligent heat control (which measures the temperature over 40 times a second) the hair’s natural shine is preserved.
How do you like to use the Dyson Supersonic attachments to style Amanda’s hair? How do these work with her hair type?
I love the Styling Concentrator attachment. It is so direct and has a narrow nozzle making it much more concentrated and time efficient. It gives me lots of control and precision, but also expedites my dry time while still ensuring smooth results. I always blow dry the hair with this attachment from the beginning to the end to have the same amount of brilliance and shine in the hair. If your hair is longer, you need to use this attachment. If your hair is shorter, you can use another attachment that’s less direct and concentrated. Following the blow dry, I like to use the Dyson Corrale™ straightener. It makes the hair super smooth and when we need a completely straight look – the Dyson Corrale™ straightener takes it up a notch beyond what the blow out can do.
What products or techniques do you avoid when trying to protect the integrity of Amanda’s hair?
I like to use products to prevent damage. It’s really important to protect the hair with all of the changes and looks. I always use a few drops of dry oil and a mousse to prep the foundation. The oil smooths and gives shine, and the mousse gives a foundation to maintain the style. The dry oil really adds elasticity and nourishes the hair and protects from breakage during the blow dry.
I avoid products with too much alcohol. You risk breaking the hair when combined with excessive heat. It is also critical to use good tools. First, the tools give you the performance, second it gives you a quality finish. The products and tools work together to create the final look, so for me, the reason I work with the best products and tools like the Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer Professional edition and the Dyson Corrale™ straightener is because I see the difference, and with my job I need my products and tools giving me the best results possible. Also, clients notice right away and feel more confident with quality tools.
Aside from the cord-free versatility that Corrale offers, what are some other features you appreciate about the straightener for styling in fast-paced, challenging environments?
I think the Dyson Corrale™ straightener is revolutionary without the cord – the fact you can charge it and then go cordless, is amazing. You can take it anywhere! It’s such great technology and I really appreciate that. It makes my job even easier to use the tools. It’s also very sleek and stylish. I know my clients will love the way it looks. I also love the intelligent heat control – it’s super important to maintain hair health with consistent temperature control. The Dyson Corrale™ straightener never exceeds the temperature I want.
What are some of your favorite looks that you’ve done for Amanda?
This year’s Golden Globes and Critic’s Choice were some of my most recent favorites. They were elaborate and exciting. It was great to be creating for Awards Season again. To be honest, I love all of the looks we’ve created together. Some of them are more elaborate and some are simpler and reflect the moment. It’s always an inspiration to work with Amanda no matter what the event is. Amanda tends to have her hair super long – the fact that we cut her hair to length where it’s still long, but allows more versatility with our styles, has allowed us to create more looks and push boundaries.
What was the inspiration behind the look?
I was inspired by Amanda’s character Marion Davies in MANK and her beautiful dress for this evening. I wanted a couture style of hair. It Is precise and very beautiful.
How-to get the look:
- On damp hair, apply Fekkai CBD Calming Supreme Oil and Fekkai Brilliant Gloss Multi-tasker perfecting crème on the lengths. Then, blow dry hair hair section by section with the Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer Professional edition, and then used the Dyson Corrale™ straightener to smooth all of her hair.
- Once hair is smooth, create a side part. Starting at the middle section of her head, section off the hair around the crown in a circle and then section the front part of hair.
- Next, brush the sides of the hair back into a low pony and secure with an elastic. Curl the pony using a 1 inch curling iron. Then, move onto the circled section and curl it with a 1 inch curling iron. Once curled and brushed out, join that section to the low pony and roll it under to the nape of the neck, securing it with a long pin.
- Moving onto the top section, use the Dyson Corrale™ straightener to smooth the hairline around the face and pin the hair along the back, joining it to the rest of the style.
- Finish the look with the Wella Stay Essential Hair Spray, spraying the entire look giving it extra shine and all night hold.