Kim Cattrall's Hair - Celebrity Get the Look - iVillage Beauty Hair

"Bold" is definitely the word that comes to mind when describing Samantha, Kim Cattrall's character on HBO's Sex and the City. Samantha's straightforward, sexy style is one of a woman who knows what she wants and is definitely not afraid to go get it. If you want a little of Samantha's brazen attitude for yourself, and you have at least shoulder length hair, then follow the advice of Steven Ward of New York City's Garren Salon. (Check out his list of recommended products to successfully create this sultry look.)

STEP 1 The first step of this style begins in the shower, where you will want to use a lightweight volumizing conditioner to prepare the hair for styling. Next, lightly towel dry the hair so that it is very damp, but not wet. Divide the hair in half with a part down the middle, and work a dime-sized portion of styling gel through each side, distributing from the mid-shaft to the ends. Then comb the hair to distribute the gel to the ends.

STEP 2 You will be blow-drying in two phases. The first step is to begin drying in the direction opposite how the hair naturally grows. For example, if the hair grows in a downward direction you will dry it by brushing upwards. Use a non-ventilated square brush, as this will give you more styling control.

STEP 3 Once the hair is about 80 percent dry, stop blow-drying and divide the hair into two sections by running a part down the middle of the head from the forehead to the nape of the neck. Then using hair clips, divide each of these two sections in half, so that now you have four sections, two on the sides and two in the back.

STEP 4 To dry each of these sections, you want to begin with the bottom layer of hair. Working with a 2-inch round brush, wrap the hair around the brush, and as you blow-dry, slowly unroll the hair making sure that the very end always stays curled around the head of the brush. Once this segment is dry, roll the hair back up the brush and let cool for 45 seconds to help set the curl. Then remove the next layer and continue this way until the entire head is complete. Depending on how much hair you have, you should be able to repeat this process 3 to 4 times per section.

STEP 5 Using a medium-barrel curling iron begin to curl only the ends of the outer layer of hair. Clasp 2½-inch sections of hair in the iron and roll up from the ends to the mid-shaft. Do not curl the bangs or the inner layers of hair. The goal here is just a few flirty curls, not big hair.

STEP 6 Once the curling is complete, work a dime-sized amount of styling cream through the hair to take down any "poofiness," and separate the curls so they look more messy than "set."

Recommended products:

Garren Light Volumizing Conditioner
This gentle moisturizing conditioner gives your hair extra body and shine. It's the perfect way to prepare the hair before styling.
Price: $23 for 8 oz.
Available: (877) 441-9255, Henri Bendel

Garren Holding And Molding Gel
Use this alcohol-free styling gel before you blow dry to get hold and shine. This gel also contains a UV inhibitor to protect the hair from the sun's damaging rays.
Price: $20 for 4 oz. tube
Available: (877) 441-9255, Henri Bendel

"Denman" Style Brush
This 9-row, hard plastic brush is great for straighter looks. It is non-ventilated so it gives more styling control, but adds less air into the hair.
Price: $12.99
Available: Ricky's NYC (212) 957-8343

Ricky's NYC, 2-inch Round Styling Brush
Use this brush to put the finishing touches on your style. The combination of nylon and bristle makes this a perfect choice for rounding the ends of the hair.
Price: $9.99-$14.99
Available: Ricky's NYC (212) 957-8343

Garren Styling Cream
This should be used in the final steps of styling. Its non-greasy, light texture smoothes the hair and separates curls.
Available: (877) 441-9255, Henri Bendel
Price: $25 for 4 oz. tube

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