The Blowout Balm That Gave Ana de Armas Her Smooth Cher Look

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Ana de Armas arrived at the Oscars wearing a chic, ethereal dress paired with an iconic long-haired look. Celebrity hairstylist Jenny Cho says the inspiration for her hair came from the custom Louis Vuitton dress Ana wore.

“The bottom of the dress was embellished, with what looked like fallen flower petals and morning dew—that’s where I drew my inspiration for her hair,” says Jenny, noting the dress was ethereal. “I wanted to showcase her beautiful brown hair against all the lighter palettes. I decided on soft, effortless waves worn falling behind the shoulders and back. The look is powerful yet soft, beautiful and feminine.”

First, Jenny brushed through Ana’s hair, then applied René Furterer STYLE Blowout Balm ($34) to smooth the hair and misted it with STYLE Protect Thermal Protecting Spray ($36). She then blow-dried Ana’s hair with a T3 blow dryer and round brush, adding a bit of body and volume to the crown area along the way while focusing on smoothing the tips. 

Ana wore some hair extensions to add length—Jenny notes they “had Cher in mind while this was happening.” Then starting at the nape of the neck Jenny used a curling iron to create soft, lived-in-looking waves and pinned each and let them set. Once the hair was set, Jenny loosened the curls and misted them with STYLE Shine Mist ($34) and locked the look in with STYLE Finishing Spray ($18).

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