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halleAt the 89th Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, California, actress Halle Berry shined on the red carpet in her sparkling gown and voluminous curls. While some loved the star’s big, voluminous curls (and others not so much…), one thing is for sure: Halle’s hair is trending!

“It was a joint process, that took around two weeks to decide on,” details the star’s go-to stylist, Castillo. “Halle has been wearing her hair Natural lately and we really wanted to create a style that embodied her whimsical spirit.”

Here, Castillo shares the step-by-step styling process for crafting Halle’s red-carpet coif he dubbed the “Asymmetrical Curly Afro:”

Step 1 I started with MOP Mixed Greens shampoo and conditioner to moisturize the hair.

Step 2  On damp hair, I added the MOP Lemongrass Whip to the roots for lift and added volume, then applied the MOP C-Curl Defining Cream to midshaft through the ends.

Step 3 Next, with the T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i Hair Dryer and the SoftTouch 2 Diffuser I diffused sections of the hair.

Step 4 As soon as the hair was completely dry I used the T3 Whirl Trio Curling Iron to create different sized curls to clean up the look.

Step 5 Last, I sealed the entire look in with the MOP C-System Hairspray.

“She was blown away with the finished look, she said she felt absolutely amazing,” notes Castillo about the stunning style he created for Halle.

Photo courtesy RED PR.

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