How to Recreate Nicola Peltz’s “Barbie Explosion” in Time for the Holiday Season

In his second column for GLAMOR, celebrity hairstylist Adir Abergel shares his ultimate tips for creating a voluminous Barbie blowout as seen on Nicola Peltz.

Adır is best known for his stunning looks on the red carpet and his high-profile clients, including Kristen Stewart and Anne Hathaway, in addition to being the pro behind Wedding hairstyles inspired by Nicola Peltz’s modelsso we’re pretty sure we’re in good hands…

There was a saying in the 60s, “The higher the hair, the closer it is to God”. To this day, the benefits of a good voluminous blowout are undeniable. Take the “Barbie blowout”, for example. It looks pleasant to the touch, airy and effortless. With the rise of Barbiecore and the Barbie movie coming out next summer, it’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate the diversity and variety of beautiful hair textures.

Whatever your natural texture – curly, wavy or straight – I’ll break down the products and tools to give you the creative freedom to create a Barbie hairstyle that reflects your own individuality. Plus, I have some DIY tips for recreating these iconic looks at home.

Laying the foundation in the shower

The foundation for creating any lasting style starts in the shower. When working with curly and frizzy hair, I like to focus on moisturizing the strands and taming frizz with a smoothing shampoo and conditioner. On wavy, straight textured hair that tends to limp, use a volumizing shampoo and conditioner; if it’s prone to frizz, switch to a smoothing conditioner instead.

Always remove excess water before applying styling products

After washing your hair, use a paper towel to squeeze out excess water. it is a gentle method that does not disturb the cuticle or create friction. Those with curly hair will want to distribute Virtue Anti-Frizz Cream evenly throughout wet hair using a detangling brush or wide-tooth comb. I also like to spray Virtue Volumizing Primer on the roots and mid-lengths of wavy hair. Smooth textures need lift and hold, so reach for Virtue Volumizing Mousse, which infuses long-lasting bounce into hair that easily falls flat.

Part the hair

Start by dividing the hair into two sections. Make a horizontal part from the top of the right ear to the top of the left ear. Grab a clip and tie the top off for later.

Next, divide the hair left below the nape into two sections with a vertical parting in the middle. Cut them.

Release the top section of hair and divide it into a mohawk (a vertical section that includes the hair on both sides of the desired parting and the hair on the crown), the hair above the right ear, and the section above the above the left ear. Again, cut each section.

Create bounce and body

When it comes to creating curls and blow-drying your hair, the same rule applies to all hair textures: curl hair away from your face in the direction of your back, starting with the section of mohawk hair on your crown.

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