Julia Roberts's Frizz-Free Hair in Eat Pray Love
Confession: I went to the movies alone this weekend. Having one too many "spirits" Friday night and being in no mood for people, I figured if I was going to go do anything alone it should be to go see the movie about finding yourself, Eat Pray Love. So I shuffled my weary self into the AC-on-steroids movie theater with my Diet Coke and buckled down to drool over Julia Roberts eating pizza for two hours.
I have to say, the movie I did not hate (which I thought I would). What did bother the beauty editor side of me however was how they portrayed Elizabeth Gilbert through Julia Roberts, and namely, her hair. There is no doubt that having Julia Roberts play your life in a movie is probably one of the most amazing things that could ever happen to you, but I couldn't help but think as I sat there watching her meditate in the scorching temperatures in India, "there is no way her hair looked that great when this was really going down."
It is currently 82 degrees in New York, with 73 percent humidity and my hair looks like I just stuck my finger in an electrical outlet. This is with my beloved flatiron, frizz gel, and a tail end of a keratin treatment. Something tells me that when traveling for a year to three countries like Elizabeth Gilbert did, she probably left the fluffy hair products at home. Just saying — I would have felt a little better if Roberts had some frizz. Next thing you know there will be an influx of women moving to India in search of gorgeous, free-flowing waves like hers to no avail.
One makeup tip I did take away from the film that makeup artist Richard Dean told People regarding Julia's look was that he was constantly blotting her face to keep her look natural, and the heat on set flushed her face for natural color. So she was a little oily that balances out the frizz miss at the very least for me.
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