We look to Tik Tok for inspo on everything from trending haircuts (hello, curtain bangs) to useful hair hacks. When it comes to red carpet hair inspiration, it should be no surprise that the queen of TikTok herself, Addison Rae, always tops the best hairstyle list. At the People’s Choice Awards on November 15, all eyes were on her high-gloss high ponytail, created by Danielle Priano, celebrity stylist and Redken brand partner.
According to Priano, she wanted to give Rae a classic red carpet hairstyle with a modern twist.
“We drew inspiration from the classic silhouette of Addison’s gorgeous dress and decided to go with a ponytail. However, this isn’t your average ponytail,” Priano says. “We had to make it more modern with the length and high shine, courtesy of the new Redken Shine Flash Hair Spray.”
If you’re wondering how to recreate Addison Rae’s red carpet hairstyle, we’re breaking down how to get the look step-by-step. Keep scrolling for everything you need to know.
How To Get Addison Rae’s High-Gloss Ponytail
To achieve the best results, always start with a clean slate. Begin by prepping your mane with a shampoo and conditioner system like Redken’s Extreme Length Shampoo and Conditioner with Biotin. This system strengthens damaged hair to help it grow longer and stronger. Once your mane is cleansed and conditioned, step out of the shower and apply a quarter-sized amount of Redken Oil For All Multi-Benefit Hair Oil Heat Protectant Spray throughout towel-dried hair. This formula provides softness, shine, and heat protection for every hair type.
Next, use a wide-toothed comb to create a sleek middle part down the center of your head. Then, blow dry your hair with a boar bristle brush until it’s fully dry. Next, use a 1 and a half-inch curling iron to create waves throughout your hair. Lightly comb through them with your wide-toothed comb to soften the look.
If you want to recreate Rae’s dramatic length, you’ll need to invest in a set of clip-in extensions. Pro tip: Apply a few spritzes of Redken Deep Clean Dry Shampoo to give your roots a volume boost. Pull your hair up into a high ponytail. Use your wide-toothed comb to maintain your part and smooth your strands. Then, secure your ponytail with a hair elastic. Apply a few spritzes of Redken Triple Pure 32 Neutral Fragrance Hairspray to lock in your look with extra high-hold. Complete your look with Redken Shine Flash Hairspray to achieve a glossy, high-shine finish.
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