There are a lot of things we love about Rachel Zoe: her unwavering commitment to catchphrases, her closet, her ability to create DVR-worthy drama where formerly there was none — but mainly we just love her hair. And now, thanks to her hairdresser, makeup artist, and banter-ready bestie Joey Maalouf, we know just how to recreate it.
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Maalouf sat down with Allure to dish on all things Zoe and style-related. But we skipped right to the good part. The hair.
Can you tell us how to get Rachel Zoe’s waves?
“We call it ‘model-off-duty hair.’ Whenever we’re in New York, she says ‘Joey, look at that model. She. Is. So. Maj. I want to look like that.’ All you do is douse your hair when it’s wet with a wave spray. Fekkai makes a good one. Brush your hair and part it down the center. Divide it into five or six sections and braid those from the ear down. You want loose, fat, thick braids. And leave the ends out. You want the top and ends straight—if you curl them, it goes a little Barbie, but if they’re a little ragged it looks more effortless. Then you can sleep on it or blast it with a hairdryer. You can take it out and be done at that point; it just depends on how off-duty you want to look. If you want it more polished, use a clampless curling iron and curl four or five sections on each side of your head. Again, leave the ends out. Then run your hands through it and lock it in with Elnett hair spray.”
Sounds doable! We’ll be testing these instructions ASAP. Have you tried it?