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Billboard Music Awards Beauty: Lorde's Sleek Strands

You, too, can have the same slick 'do sported by the Best New Artist on the BBMA stage. Here, her stylist Andy LeCompte tells us how.
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Ever since Lorde took the charts by storm last year, we’ve been smitten with the New Zealander’s haunting vocals, not to mention her signature berry-stained pout and unruly tresses. Just when we thought we couldn’t crush on her anymore, the songstress unveiled a smoldering new ‘do on stage at the Billboard Music Awards in Vegas on Sunday.

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Los Angeles hair guru Andy LeCompte created Lorde’s fresh new look, which the seventeen-year-old (make that “seventeen-and-a-half,” according to her) Grammy winner flaunted while accepting BBMAs for Best New Artist and Top New Rock Song. LeCompte began by towel-drying and prepping Lorde’s damp hair with Wella Professionals Oil Reflections. Using a flat brush to blow-dry locks, Le Compte then straightened Lorde’s tresses using a ceramic iron.  For the finishing touch, the stylist smoothed hair into place with Wella Professionals Pearl Styler Styling Gel, giving Lorde’s hair sheen and -- similar to the singer herself --  thoroughly modern edge.