Madonna’s recent appearance at Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVI halftime show got us reminiscing about the past—in particular her many hair looks. Here, a sampling through the years, plus how-tos for creating this week’s game-day do.
“Madonna’s look demanded something fit for a Queen,” says her hair stylist, Wella Professionals Celebrity Ambassador Andy LeCompte. “We tried a couple variations in rehearsals with texture and size of waves. We played with the tightness and looseness of the curls, and also the amount of volume to see what would work best. We even discussed bangs!”
In the end, Andy and Madonna decided on this wavy do. To recreate it on your own, blow dry freshly washed hair smooth with a ceramic brush. Then, spray small 2″ sections evenly with a light application of Wella Professionals Thermal Image Heat Protection Spray before wrapping them around a medium barrel curling iron to create bouncy curls. Once all the hair is curled, lift the root area with a rattail comb and aerate the hair shaft with fingers to soften the look. Spritz the hair with Wella Professionals Shimmer Delight Shine Spray for shine and finish with Wella Professionals Stay Firm Finishing Spray to control fly-aways, and lend hair unbeatable holding power