Lady Gaga's 'Gucci' hairstylist swears by these 12 products

2021-12-23 07:23:18 By : Mr. Viggo Wei

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Lady Gaga has long been known for her iconic, show-stopping fashion. From her sky-high heels to her glamorous gowns, there’s no doubt that the tour de force knows how to make an entrance.

Most recently, the 35-year-old stunned the masses with elegant and sophisticated looks for the “House of Gucci” premiere. After all, the Italian fashion house is “synonymous with wealth, style [and] power,” as the Golden Globe nominee explains at the start of the film.

But it wasn’t just Gaga’s clothing that made a statement. Thanks to a clever stylist, her hair helped transform her into Patrizia Reggiani, who was convicted of hiring a hitman to kill her former husband, Maurizio Gucci.

The man behind Gaga’s “Gucci” mane is none other than celebrity hairstylist and wig designer, Frederic Aspiras, who collaborated with Gaga to help create the moods of the scenes and capture the character’s authenticity.

Aspiras told The Post he used 10 hero wigs, over 50 hairstyles and created a 400-page hair and beauty directory alongside Gaga’s makeup artist, which included looks for each scene.

But beyond months of research, Aspiras said he pulled from his personal life for inspiration.

“This movie really is a love letter to my late mother,” Aspiras told The Post. “She passed six months before filming, and she was a professional hairstylist. All of the hairstyles you see were done using techniques that she taught me growing up. She is my true inspiration and the light that has kept me going.”

Aspiras dished on his favorite “House of Gucci” hairstyles and how he pulled them off along with the 12 must-have hair products he swears by.

For this elegant look, Aspiras called on his trusty Joico products. “I always have my Joico products with me at all times, I really can’t live without them,” he said. “They have such a wide range for any hairstyle and they are just so reliable.”

Aspiras started with the Joico Colorful Anti-Fade Shampoo and Conditioner to help maintain Gaga’s rich chocolate hair color.

When it came to styling, he sprayed and towel-blotted the hair with K-PAK Color Therapy Luster Lock Multi-Perfector, wet set the hair onto rollers with the help of JoiGel Medium Styling Gel and ran some ColorFul Glow Beyond Anti-Fade Serum through the hair to break up any hard roller partings.

Next, he opted for a boar bristle brush to bring the hair to the side while creating a soft part and finished the look with JoiMist Firm Protective Finishing Spray.

“My favorite [look] has to be the perm that Patrizia wears when she goes to meet Paolo Gucci, and says the iconic line, ‘Father, Son, and House of Gucci,'” said Aspiras.

To create the effortless curls, he first towel-blotted the hair without disrupting the natural curl pattern. Then, he pieced out individual strands of curls while twirling them around his finger utilizing the ColorFul Glow Beyond Anti-Fade Serum. Next, he took the JoiWhip Design Foam and distributed it evenly onto the damp hair before adding a diffuser attachment onto a blowdryer, drying on low heat. A hair pick was then used to open the curls to create the iconic ’80s volume. To finish, Aspiras sprayed the Joico Flip Turn Volumizing Hair Spray all over.

For this powerful look, Aspiras ran Dream Blowout throughout towel-dried hair. Next, he distributed some Power Whip Whipped Foam onto damp hair and styled it with a blowdryer and a one-inch barrel round brush to pull the hair up and away from the face.

Using a one-inch curling iron and Joico Heat Hero Glossing Thermal Protector, Aspiras, who is a fan of GHD hot tools, added barrel curls while clipping each curl down until cool.

“I stand by my GHD flatiron and wide barrel curler,” Aspiras added.

He finished the look off by applying Joico Rise Up Powder Spray directly at the roots and throughout the hair to create volume and texture and brushed out the hair using a vented flat brush and spritzed some Joico Flip Turn Volumizing Hair Spray all over.