Katy Perry VMA Hair

If you tuned into the MTV Video Music Awards this weekend you saw Katy Perry’s gorgeous Red Carpet look. Inspired by her Versace gown and the iconic Versace girl, hair stylist, Clyde Haygood of The Magnet Agency, created a glamorous yet, classic Katy style for the VMA winner– his secret was the Paul Mitchell Neuro Unclipped Styling Rod.

  • To start, he sprayed hair with Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger HydroMist Blow-Out Spray before blow drying to give hair volume and some support.
  • He then worked with 2” sections and sprayed Paul Mitchell Hot Off The Press thermal protectant spray to help protect hair from heat styling as well as continue to build the support system for the style to help the waves last through the night, before curling each section.
  • To work with the bangs and her long hair, Clyde aimed to have the waves start in the middle (near her cheekbones) and cascade down, to do that, he placed the barrel of the Paul Mitchell Neuro Unclipped Styling Rod against hair, wrapped it around, then twisted the hair, wrapped it around the barrel, twisted, and wrapped it, for the length of the hair—the twisting and wrapping technique helps keep the waves full and glamorous vs. piecey or beach-like, additionally the straight shape of the Neuro Unclipped Rod was ideal for this look and technique, as it makes it easier to do and allows for a uniform shape.
  • He then sprayed hair with Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Shine Spray to give her hair and bangs that glossy shine and completed the look with Paul Mitchell Stay Strong Express Dry Strong Hold Hair Spray to keep the waves looking gorgeous and voluminous all night.