Her classic-Hollywood-inspired hair topped off a simple black strapless Badgley Mischka gown, giving her overall look a timeless appeal.
“I wanted to give Gina an old-Hollywood look with a modern twist,” says hairstylist Paul Norton, who used products by Joico to achieve Rodriguez’s voluminous, side-swept hair.
Norton began with the actress’ damp hair, adding Joico Power Whip from roots to ends and blew out the hair with a medium-size boar-bristle round brush until fully dry. Once the hair was dry, he took three large horizontal sections beginning at the bottom and sprayed Joico IronClad Thermal Protectant Spray gently throughout each section to protect the hair from the heat of styling tools.
Beginning in the back of the head, Norton used a 1 1/4-inch curling iron to bend 2-inch sections under and then used large agitator hair clips to secure each section and create the perfect wave. “I gave her a deep side part on her right side,” he says. “A deep side part brings mystery to the eye area and changes the body language of the woman wearing it.”
Once the set was completed, Norton generously sprayed several coats of Joico JoiMist Medium Finishing Spray over the entire head to help set the wave while her hair cooled.
“Allowing the set to cool ensures that they reform as actual curls,” he explains. “Once I felt as though my set had perfectly cooled and reformed, I began removing the clips and releasing my curls.” Rodriguez then tilted her head back so Norton could vigorously run his fingers though her hair, breaking up each curl.
A dime-size amount of Joico Creme Wax Texture and Shine was rubbed through the actress’ hair from root to tip to help shape her mane to perfection and sealed with Joico Flip Turn Volumizing Finishing spray to make sure the voluminous waves would hold all night.