Behind the Scenes and Backstage: The Hair of Burlesque

Behind the Scenes and Backstage:  The Hair of Burlesque, Christina Aguilera, how to
Burlesque is coming out on DVD today, and I have a feeling that the movie is likely to be more popular on the at-home front than it was in theaters. A lot of hype has surrounded the beauty of this movie, meaning the hair, makeup and nails. How many movies get their own OPI collection? Not many.

Read on to hear more about the hair of Christina and all of the girls!

The hair was created by Celebrity Hollywood hairstylist, Colleen LaBaff, assisted by Frida Aradottir and Jas Kimble.

Christina Aguilera as Ali
Hairstylist Frida Aradottir achieved one of Christina's many glamorous looks by spraying White Sands Liquid Texture Medium Hold Styling Spray onto damp hair and drying tresses with the IT&LY HAIRFASHION Italian Racing Red Ionic Blow Dryer (as seen in the movie at each dancer's dressing table). Once hair was dry, she took small sections, utilizing a small barrel curling iron to curl the entire head. After these tight curls were created, she brushed it all out and massaged a small amount of IT&LY HAIRFASHION'S Pure Water Drops into the curls for a softer look full of volume. To finish, she misted with White Sands Infinity Hairspray for hold.

Tyne Stecklein as Jesse
To achieve this sexy blonde's look, Colleen LaBaff created the foundation for long lasting curls using White Sands Liquid Texture Firm Hold Styling Spray evenly dispersing throughout the hair. After blow drying this product in with the IT&LY HAIRFASHION Blow Dryer, she applied IT&LY's Pure Water Drops to add additional shine. Using small and medium sized curling irons, Colleen alternated both the direction and the size of the curls. To hold in place, she used IT&LY HAIRFASHION Pure Definition Hair Spray to provide movement and hold.

Chelsea Traille as Coco
For one of Chelsea's looks, Jas Kimble curled the front with a curling iron and then braided the hair up in the back followed by attaching a fall. With working with hair pieces and wigs, the hair department pre-set most of these pieces so they were fresh and ready to go. This fall was one of the wigs that had already been wet set, so after she attached it, Jas brushed it out to complete the style. Next, she created finger waves in the front section of the hair using her fingers and long clips to hold them in. When finished, Jas entwined them into the fall. For hold, she used IT&LY HAIRFASHION Pure Definition Hair Spray.

For a second look, she applied several products from Kimble Hair Care Systems to Chelsea's hair and then pulled her tresses up into a high, sleek ponytail. She then attached a faux ponytail (which was sewn on because it was so long) and used White Sands Infinity Hair Spray and the IT&LY HAIRFASHION Blow Dryer as part of the attachment process.

Sarah Mitchell as Burlesque Dancer
Colleen LaBaff wanted to take advantage of her texture and create this soft curly look infused with shine. She began by spraying each section with White Sands Liquid Texture Medium Hold Styling Spray prior to heat styling the hair. At the top, Colleen used a big barrel curling iron, directing the hair back and away from the face. Next, she pinned each curl and allowed them to cool. To finish the rest of the head, she alternated a large barrel curling iron with a medium, creating spiral type waves. Sara's hair has amazing hold so she completed the look with IT&LY HAIRFASHION Pure Water Drops for incredible softness and shine.

Tanee McCall as Scarlett
Hairstylist, Jas Kimble created her look by shampooing and conditioning her long, beautiful and naturally wavy hair with Kimble Hair Care Systems.

For a fancy ponytail look with front twists, she parted out the front of the hair until the midway/crown of the head. Jas took the back section and pulled up the hair into a large ponytail in the back and then took the front section of the hair (left out of the ponytail) and divided it into semi-sections. She then used her fingers to twist each section back into a flat twist, securing each one with a rubber band. Jas finished the twists with a mist of White Sands Infinity Hairspray.



  1. Love the behind the scenes


  2. What a great post! I'll be tweeting it out to Ouidad followers.

    Katie for Ouidad


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