Have you ever scrolled through Instagram looking at an endless array of models with perfect skin and hair, only to feel like your hair could never achieve the same level of beauty? Although supermodels are part of the genetically elite, supermodels have the best hairstylists at their fingertips, with hair secrets you may have never tried. Just like a Ferrari needs the right oil in order to run efficiently, the right hair products or technique can make all the difference between “supermodel off duty waves” and a frizzy mess.
We caught up with celebrity hairstylist Ruslan Nureev, stylist to the likes of Priyanka Chopra and Olivia Culpo, to dish on our favorite models’ hair care and styling secrets so you too can get flawless, runway-ready hair.
How to get Olivia Culpo’s voluminous lob
Ruslan is no stranger to Olivia Culpo a.k.a. Miss Universe’s seemingly perfect lob with just the right amount of volume and texture every time. The secret?
“The right haircut, using the right product and blow drying technique is key!” Ruslan tells us.
First, he preps Olivia’s hair with John Frieda volume mousse, blow dries using a Dyson Supersonic hairdryer™️ with a smoothing attachment, focusing on lifting the roots. To finish off, Ruslan curls Olivia’s hair using a 1″ curling barrel for that perfect loose wave.
How to get Priyanka Chopra’s healthy shine
Ever swooned over Priyanka Chopra’s thick mane that always looks healthier than ever?
“Priyanka Chopra’s hair secret is that she has amazing Indian hair! It’s pretty easy to do anything beautiful with it!” Ruslan tells us.
To get your hair looking as close to Priyanka’s, apply Oribe Moisturizing Creme before blow drying and styling to achieve perfectly shiny healthy hair every time.
How to get Cindy Mello’s perfectly imperfect waves
It doesn’t hurt to start with a great canvas. According to Ruslan, Cindy has amazing Brazilian hair with some curly texture in it, which helps hold a wave perfectly in his desired shape.
“My secret with her is that I always prep the hair with Oribe Imperial Blowout Transformative Styling Creme and blow dry her hair using the Dyson Supersonic hairdryer™️ with a professional smoothing concentrated attachment to get her hair nice and smooth.”
Then, using a curling iron with a 1.25″ barrel, he creates waves in different directions to create that natural wavy texture. Finally, the last secret is to add Chocolate Brown Balayage or Chestnut Brown Balayage Luxy Hair extensions for full bombshell look.
How to get Romee Strijd’s bombshell blowout
Victoria’s Secret supermodel Romee Strijd’s billowing blowout is one to drool over. The secret?
“Her hair is everything!” Ruslan excitedly says. “Absolutely no need to use extensions or anything!” Of course, on the days Ruslan does use hair extensions on Romee’s hair, he’ll opt for Blonde Balayage Luxy Hair extensions.
On days when Romee’s hair is already goals, he’ll use Bed Head’s Queen For A Day thickening spray on her wet hair, then blow dry put into rollers. Ruslan recommends Fromm Pro ceramic hair rollers in 1.25″.
“After hair cools off, I take them out and have the amazing bombshell blowout look that she loves.” Finally, finish off the look with Alterna texture spray (one of his favorites, too.)