Last night Anna Kendrick rocked the perfect date night hairstyle for the premiere of Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.
Talk about life imitating art! Anna Kendrick's hairstyle (created by celeb hairstylist Craig Gangi) for the premiere of Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates is perf for the next wedding on your calendar, or your next date.
Anna has curly, thick hair. Craig has been styling Anna's hair since her first big movie, Up in the Air. “Anna’s hair is naturally curly and fine, but she has a lot of it,” Craig said in a press release. “Curly hair tends to be dry so one of my favorite products for her is the Leonor Greyl L’Huile de Leonor Greyl.”
For the premiere, Anna wore a sleek cocktail dress from Calvin Klein. Craig wanted Anna's hair to complement the dress.
To prep, Craig applied the Leonor Greyl leave-in styling cream Leonor Greyl Eclat Naturel. “It nourishes dry hair and adds a bit of texture and separation. You know how hair can sometimes look like a helmet? This breaks it up and adds movement. It's almost like next day texture, which looks great in photographs.” Craig finished his prep with a bit of Leonor Greyl Mousse au Lotus Volumatrice on the roots to add a little lift.
Using a round boar hair brush, he blew the hair out smooth, lifting at the root. As he dried each two-inch section, he’d pin it up. “I let the set cool off for five minutes, and when you remove the pin curls it creates volume but not curl.” He brushed out each section and sprayed with Leonor Greyl Voluforme, which “locked in the set without being stiff or sticky.”
"After brushing it all out I gave her a side part and pushed her hair behind her ears to show off her beautiful shoulders and the gorgeous strapless dress." The end result: “Imagine a Parisian woman leaving a salon after getting a great blowout.”
Craig’s tip for getting a perfect blowout every time: “Don’t use too much product. A lot goes a long way, especially with high-end products like these. Too much product weighs the hair down. Also, less product means hair is touchable, soft and effortlessly beautiful.”