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Adir Abergel. PHOTO: Samantha Rapp.
Bear Bull—Blackfoot by Edward S. Curtis, 1926. PHOTO: Edward S. Curtis [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.
Untitled XXII by Willem de Kooning, 1982. PHOTO: oil on canvas, 77 in. × 88 in. (195.58 cm × 223.52 cm); Bequest of Phyllis C. Wattis; © The Willem de Kooning Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
ISABEL MARANT Fall/Winter 2016. PHOTO: Courtesy of Isabel Marant.

Making Waves

by C California Style

ADIR ABERGEL, Hairstylist.

Renowned for his daring transformations of red-carpet tresses (think: Kristen Stewart, Rooney Mara), and mastery of perfect waves (Jennifer Garner), L.A.-based hairstylist Adir Abergel knows a thing or two about achieving an awe-inspiring coif. Here, his latest mane addictions.

Philosophy when it comes to taming hair? It really is all about using product to enhance your own texture—your wave, your curls or your sleekness. Anything that is going to give a glossy finish or a gritty or grunge feel. Your secret weapon? Show Beauty Lux Volume Mist. Easy go-to style of the season? My signature undone waves, but make them a little bit more rock ’n’ roll by adding Sally Hershberger 24K Superiority Complex Texturizing Paste to bring out definition in the cut and give it a little bit of a lived-in feeling. Most-loved trend from the Fall/Winter runways and which clients would you try it on? The return of the victory roll at Isabel Marant, reminiscent of the 1940s trend—this would be great on Rooney Mara. I love the grunge feeling from the Saint Laurent show—Sofia Boutella would look really cool with that texture. Favorite red-carpet hair moment? Kristen Stewart at the Cannes Film Festival premiere of her movie Personal Shopper. Top three must-haves? Oribe Superfine Hair Spray, Bumble & Bumble Mousse and Living Proof hair oil. Fail‑proof tool? A 1‑inch curling iron by GHD. Styling secret you recently discovered? I’ve started bringing out my ’90s diffuser to create cool new textures without using a round brush. Worth the splurge? Shu Uemura texturizing spray.
Recent discovery?
Deep Serum by NOTO; it’s for the face but I love using it on the hair to seal the ends. What are your latest inspirations? I’ve been loving a lot of Mark Rothko and Willem de Kooning paintings. Architecture also inspires me—Lautner Case Study homes and tribal hairstyles: mostly African and American Indian. How do you break the mold of typical red-carpet hair? By creating new textures, not being scared to mix products together and by thinking outside the box. Tips for a healthy mane? Weekly hair masks and regular trims. Also, using less heat tools in the summer will keep your hair healthy.