Rita Ora hosted the European Music Awards, and while it's commonplace to make numerous outfit changes for these gigs, Ora called on her hairstylist Brent Lawler to switch up her hair each time she changed her clothes too.В
вЂњI created 10 looks forВ Rita for last night's EMAs,вЂќ Lawler told Byrdie UK. вЂњFor some of the looks, I had just three minutes to create them!вЂќ
Lawler was using ghdВ Nocturne collectionВ because when it comes to styling hair (especially at lightning speed), you need good, reliable tools to get the job done.
Here are our favorite Rita looks from the EMAs and how to re-create them at home. We're planning to try a few of these for the upcoming party season. You?
Hollywood GlamourDave J Hogan / Getty Images / Stringer
вЂњRita was wearing a long sequined gown and wanted to have a very set and glamorous hair look,вЂќ says Lawler. вЂњI used the ghdВ Curve Nocturne Soft Curl Tong like you would use rollers. Curling the hair section by section back from the face and holding in place until cooled. Then I added a little back-combing at the roots and ghdВ Final Fix Hairspray. Finally, the hair was brushed out with the ghdВ Oval Dressing Brush to give a Hollywood glamour finish.вЂќВ
вЂњI wanted Rita to have a high-fashion moment, with a very blunt and severe platinum blonde bob,вЂќ Lawler told us. вЂњTo create the asymmetrical, sleek and super-straight bob, I used the ghdВ Platinum Nocturne Styler, pressing the hair section by section to make sure every hair was completely poker straight and smooth.вЂќ
вЂњThis is Rita's golden glitz and glamour. The large ghdВ curve nocturne soft curl tong was used on the very ends of the wig, in sections all around the face. These sections were then gelled down to sit flat around her face, framing the face and giving the appearance of old 1920s finger waves but more modern,вЂќ explains Lawler.
вЂњI then placed a net over the head and dried it with the nocturne ghdВ air hairdryer on a very slow and medium heat. Once dried I sprayed the hair with gold hair paint and finished the look by adding Swarovski crystals. She is wearing Maison Margiela, and we thought it was important to stay in the DNA of the designer and bring some magic to the night.вЂќВ
вЂњThis look is more dressed hair. I curled it with ghdВ curve nocturne soft curl tong and then flat ironed the roots with the ghdВ platinum nocturne styler to lay the hair flat and make the hair feel much more groomed and glamorous. To finish the look, I sprayed the hair with ghd final fix hairspray and ghdВ final shine spray ($14).вЂќ
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вЂњWe thought that we should do a burst of color in the show. Rita is wearing Comme des GarГ§ons, and I thought we should do a very textured look, so we used the ghdВ contour professional crimper ($169) just at the roots to give instant root lift. And then the ghdВ platinum nocturne styler was used on the ends to make the hair spiked and give it a more modern texture.вЂќ
вЂњRita and I wanted to create a fresh, fashion-forward and modern look. A crimped high ponytail was what we decided on, giving the ponytail lots of volume and lift using the ghd contour professional crimper ($169).
вЂњHair was blow-dried using the ghd air hairdryer and large ghd ceramic vented radial brush to get lots of root lift. Although the ponytail was very sleek, we still wanted what's in the ponytail to have volume. The hair was pulled back nice and tight, then secured high on the top of the head. I sectioned off small sections of the ponytail and crimped the hair using ghd contour, holding down for a few seconds until I got a nice strong indentation, which gave maximum volume when brushed out. After crimping all of the sections, I brushed through the ponytail and sprayed with ghd final fix hairspray to give a super-full and almost flyaway big ponytail, secured with a cute ribbon.вЂќ
вЂњSaving the best 'til last! Rita was wearing Vivienne Westwood, and I wanted to do something very over the top and creative with her hair. I straightened Rita's hair with the ghdВ platinum nocturne styler; it's impossible to do this look unless the hair is completely straight.
вЂњWe pared the hair in the middle andВ pulled it high up on the crown into a chignon; the rest of the hair we braided into small braids from the chignon down the back of her neck to mirror the same shape as the earrings and headpiece we had made for this finale look. It's pure couture-a fashion fantasy!"