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Sizzling on summer’s red carpet to promote back-to-back big screen adventures, Olivia Wilde’s mane attraction has been her frizz-free flowing locks — complete with fringe flawless enough to inspire us bangs-less broads to go blunt.
Rocking glossy waves for a Nylon bash, the star beauty made a smooth transition to pin-straight strands days later at the Los Angeles premiere of Cowboys & Aliens. The secret behind her silky tresses? “One product!” exclaims hair extraordinaire David Babaii, who styled both of Wilde’s effortlessly chic looks using the only product in his tool kit, Couture Colour Pequi Oil Treatment. “It defies humidity,” he declares of the restorative hair treatment that, rather than leaving locks greasy and limp, “penetrates the cuticles and makes hair fluffy and light.”
Working with an A-list clientele that includes Angelina Jolie and Nicole Kidman, he uses the natural style solution derived from the pequi fruit found in the Amazon rain forest to restore over-processed hair’s “elasticity and energy,” which holds the style without the need of extra products.
Babaii created both of Wilde’s glam looks by first applying a dime-size amount Pequi Oil all over clean, wet hair. For her Barbarella-inspired waves, he rough-dried hair with his hands and a diffuser before wrapping sections around a 2-in. curling iron both clockwise and counterclockwise, and finished the style by running a large comb — followed by an additional bit of Pequi Oil Treatment — through waves for extra texture and shine.
Meanwhile, he achieved her sleek and sexy do — sans flat iron! — by simply drying center-parted hair with a round brush. Stay tuned for more perfect summer looks from Wilde and her mane man, as Babaii plans to “[pull] out things that have never been seen on her” before. Tell us: How do you maintain your mane in the summer?