You can effortlessly achieve iconic looks from film and TV—from Holly Golightly’s chic classic updo in Breakfast at Tiffany’s to the soft goth glamour of Wednesday Addams’ braids to Daenerys’ epic fit-for-a-queen braids in Game of Thrones and more—with TRESemmé and Nexxus products, trusted by hairstylists worldwide. During TIFF, both leading hair-care brands took centre stage at Studio Fontana and offered movie-inspired blowouts using their red-carpet-worthy formulas… And are now sharing step-by-step tutorials for achieving some of these iconic hairstyles at home with their salon professional hair-care and styling products.

First step: Prep your hair

A red-carpet-worthy look begins with a robust hair-care routine. Your locks likely face regular exposure to factors that can lead to hair damage—whether it’s heat styling, bleaching, colouring or chemical treatments—which can manifest as issues such as dullness, breakage, frizz, split ends and difficult-to-manage hair.

This is precisely why Nexxus created Keraphix, a washing routine designed to address the visible signs of hair damage. Recognizing that the fundamental structure of hair is primarily composed of protein, Nexxus’ team of scientists and stylists sought inspiration from nature when it came to sourcing proteins capable of replenishing the amino acids that are lost from hair when it’s damaged. Enriched with an exclusive complex of keratin protein and black rice called PROTEINFUSION™, the Keraphix Shampoo and Conditioner have been clinically proven to restore the appearance of healthy hair, with visible improvements after a single use.

Nexxus Keraphix Shampoo ($20) and Nexxus Keraphix Conditioner ($20).

Choose your character

Prepped and ready? Follow these instructions to achieve the top three iconic movie-inspired looks. Even better, with these affordable TRESemmé salon professional styling products, you can recreate all three hairstyles anytime you desire.


TRESemmé One Step Volume Spray ($11), TRESemmé Heat Protectant Spray ($10), TRESemmé Ultra Define Gel ($10). 

The movie: Barbie

The look: Barbie’s blowout 

  1. 1. Start with clean, dry hair. Shield it from damage by spritzing on TRESemmé Heat Protectant Spray. 
  2. 2. Working in sections, wind your hair vertically upward onto rollers, beginning from the ends and securing each section in place with a grip or clip.
  3. 3. Blast the rollers with a hair dryer on the high-heat setting, then allow them to cool. Tip: You can skip this step if you use hot rollers.
  4. 4. Pull the rollers out one by one and gently brush your hair using a wide-tooth comb. Finish with a light spritz of TRESemmé One Step Volume Spray for a flexible hold.

The movie: Pulp Fiction

The look: Mia Wallace’s sleek bob 

  1. 1. Comb your hair to get rid of any knots, waves or tangles. 
  2. 2. Spritz on TRESemmé’s Heat Protectant Spray. Glide a hair straightener through your hair, from the roots to the tips, ensuring it’s smooth and straight. Tip: For optimal tension, lead with a straightener’s tail comb. 
  3. 3. Finish with a drop of TRESemmé Ultra Define Gel to lock in the look and add shine. 

The movie: Star Wars 

The look: Princess Leia’s Dutch-style braid 

  1. 1. Part your hair from the tip of one ear to the other; allow half of it to fall forward, and brush the other half back.
  2. 2. Secure the forward-falling hair in a ponytail or with clips.
  3. 3. Begin Dutch braiding from the left ear, incorporating a new section of hair every third twist of the braid. 
  4. 4. Continue braiding around the back of your head, working your way to the top of the right ear, then release the sectioned-off hair and include it in the braid. 
  5. 5. Continue the braid around the front of your head and complete with a simple braid down, securing it with a small ponytail at the ends. 
  6. 6. Tuck the extended braid piece on top of the back braid, and secure with a bobby pin, hiding the loose end of the hair. Finish with TRESemmé Ultra Define Gel to lock in the look. 

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