Rita Ora:
2016 Video Music Awards

Red Carpet Report

WHO: Rita Ora

HAIR BY: Celebrity Hairstylist, Brent Lawler

INSPIRATION: “I wanted her hair to look really cool and modern. Her outfit was inspired by British punk, so I gave the hair an edge with a mohawk, but still keeping it chic and sophisticated.”

TIPS/TECHNIQUE: “I applied ghd advanced split end therapy and ghd Heat Protect Spray to her damp hair. Then, using the ghd air® hairdyer I blew it out straight. Once it was dry, I sectioned her hair into three ponytails—one at the top of her head, one in the back of her head, and one at the nape of her neck."

"I added ghd smooth and finish serum to make sure the top and sides very sleek and glossy.

"I wanted to create contrast for a more fun look so I used the ghd™ platinum styler to give the ponytails lots of edgy texture."

"Using bobby pins, I secured sections of the ponytails onto her head to create a mohawk effect.”

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