Gossip Girl Hair Tricks & Tips by FHI Heat

GOSSIP GIRL stars Blake Lively (Serena van der Woodsen), Leighton Meester (Blair Waldorf), and Taylor Momsen (Jenny Humphrey) get their perfect locks using FHI Heat products! Here are some tips to get Gossip Girl hair!

Jennifer Johnson, Department Head of Hair for Gossip Girl for Seasons 1 and 2, explains below how she achieves the fashion-forward looks on the show. A professional hairdresser for 18 years, Johnson started her career working in salons, then doing hair for Broadway and for Bette Midler’s tours, and finally becoming a behind-the-scenes hairstylist for film and TV.

“Gossip Girl allows me to exercise lots of creativity because we are dealing with fun characters,” she states. “It’s really great and I feel fortunate!” Says Johnson, “I can’t say enough about how much the FHI Heat tools help me in my job. I love the shine and smoothness on the hair from the FHI Heat Runway styling iron! I love everything about what it does and offers–the heat, the adjustable temperature–I just can’t say enough good things about it!!! It’s my new favorite tool. I love also the T-Rex clips and the Nano Salon Pro 2000 Blow Dryer!”

Learn how to style your hair like the cast of Gossip Girls!

Blake Lively, who plays Serena van der Woodsen, always sports an effortless look. “I usually use the Runway styling iron to achieve this look which is never perfect, but always a little messy,” states Johnson. “For summer, we aimed for a wavy undone look. While for back to school and fall, we are aiming for a more constructed look for Serena.” About Serena’s “goddess look” for the summer Hamptons party: “This is a messy updo look,” explains Johnson, who outlines the steps below.

1. Curl whole head using a FHI Heat Curling iron
2. Use Runway styling iron to relax some of the curls
3. Twist some of the hair and pull it back
4. Pink up all the hair in back
5. Accessorize front by using a necklace as a headband

Leighton Meester, who plays Blair Waldorf, always displays a very perfect, constructed look, finished off almost always with headbands. “To achieve this look of true perfection, I take half-inch sections of hair and curl it with the FHI Heat Curling iron, curling it in different directions, achieving big curls,” says Johnson. “I put the headband on after.”

Taylor Momsen, who plays Jenny Humphrey, always sports a different look. One of her looks is super straight hair, which is achieved by applying the FHI Heat Hot Sauce to hair and then running the Runway iron through hair. The other look is a curly look achieved by curling the whole head with the FHI Heat Curling iron and then setting the curls with velcro rollers.

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Are these really great? I had my hair done at Aveda recently and whatever curling iron she used was damn amazing. I couldn’t believe the curls and the hold. Is it the higher heat? Are these worth the price tag because i will gladly pay it if you recommend it.

I looked at the FHI website and the tools they use on Serena are $200 for the curling iron and the straightner was $450. I wish I could afford that! And for that price my hair better hold curl for the next month!

I was just curious on what size of the curling iron is used for Serena’s beautiful curls. I wasn’t sure if it’s 1 1/2″ or 1 3/4″. That would be a great help if anyone knows. Thank you

These tips are great, but i really want to know just how to do her hair when its lightly curled 🙂
And i agree that Chuck and Blaire are meant to be 🙂

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