Zooey Deschanel's Luscious Hair How-To (PHOTOS)

TheKit.ca  |  Posted: Updated: 05/17/2012 2:58 pm

By: Vanessa Grant,TheKit.ca

The first season of Zooey Deschanel's New Girl may be over for the summer but that doesn't mean you have to cut the habit cold turkey.

While we can't bring Schmidt into your boudoir, we can help you bring Jess's (Zooey Deschanel) hairstyle home. We love the actress and musician's thick, voluminous hair and we're going to help you get the same look!

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As you may have heard, Deschanel is the new celebrity ambassador for the Pantene Beautiful Lengths collection. The collection not only promises to give you healthy-looking hair, it helps women achieve the length they need to donate their hair to create wigs for women undergoing cancer treatment through the Pantene Beautiful Lenths Program.

We asked Pantene Pro-V Consulting Stylist Justin German for his tips on getting Zooey's luscious red-carpet hair look:

• The best way to achieve Zooey's style is to start with the right shampoo and conditioner. Begin with Pantene Pro-V Beautiful Lengths Strengthening Shampoo and Conditioner for clean and healthy hair. This will provide a great foundation to build on.

• With hair still wet, apply Pantene Pro-V Flowing Body Mousse for Normal to Thick Hair from root to tip.

• Blow dry hair with a large, round blow dry brush. Be sure to maintain a level of body, not blowing hair too straight. Next, prepare hair for curling by clipping the front/top of the hair to get it out of the way.

• Starting at the back using a medium size curling iron, begin barreling 1 to 2 inch sections of hair. With the iron, curl about half of the way up each section from tip to root. Do this until you have curled the entire head.

• After, use a wide-tooth comb or natural bristle brush to gently separate curls.

• End by lightly misting hair with Pantene Pro-V Anti-Humidity Hairspray for Normal to Thick Hair.

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Products from the new Pantene Pro-V Beautiful Lengths collection like the mousse and hairspray mentioned above will be available in stores in July.

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    <strong>Solution:</strong> "Empty lipstick into a small pot -- pill containers are excellent for this," says Cody Alain. "They come with multiple compartments so you can easily carry your favourite shades everywhere." Then, microwave on low for 15 seconds or until the product has melted so it lies flat. Then all you need to do is apply with lip brush, he says. "This is also a great way for using up the [lipstick] at the bottom of the tube," says Alain.

  • Beauty Emergency: Your Favourite Lipstick Is Discontinued

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  • Beauty Emergency: You Bought The Wrong Shade Of Foundation

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  • Beauty Emergency: Your Dewy Skin Looks Greasy

    <strong>Solution:</strong> You don't have to wash off all your makeup and start over again from scratch. Just take some translucent powder on your temples, around the nose, under the eyes and along the jawline, says Alain. And to pull off a dewy look in the summer, Gesner recommends using a powder with a sheen (as you'll get longer wear out of it in the humidity).

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    <strong>Solution:</strong> "Add a bit of gloss or balm and gently run through the hair to add some weight," says Alain. "But if it's beyond repair, use a hair tie and four bobby pins to create a chic top knot." Gesner suggests keeping a small tube of a hair product that contains silicon in your handbag so you're always ready to tackle the on-the-go cases of hair frizzies.

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    <strong>Solution:</strong> "Bangs are tricky. They generally need heat to be tamed. Try putting on a fabric headband at the base of your bangs and wear for 10 minutes," he says. He also suggests using the hand dryer in the bathroom while using one hand to press them down gently. "You may get a couple looks from people, but it'll work," he says. Gesner suggests applying a bit of product that provides hold to get them to behave, but notes getting bangs to behave starts with a good cut. "Make sure the stylist cuts them into a triangle pie shape going far enough back that the weight and hair direction will naturally fall into place," she says.

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