Julia Mancuso's Silver Medal Strands
I love myself a good Olympics. True, the Summer Games are my forte, but nothing will stop me from spending countless hours on the couch for the good 'ol USA. I mean, it would be unpatriotic to get off the couch, right? I say yes.
Through all of the stories of skiers with bruised shins, snowboarders falling, Shaun White doing what can only be classified as dark magic in the air, one of the most anticipated events for myself was the Alpine Skiing Ladies Downhill, where Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso took home the gold and silver medals.
There are two things that distracted me from my usual belting of the National Anthem during this medal ceremony. First, the tiara. The Real Beauty staffers love a good hair accessory, however, we are firm believers that tiaras should be reserved only for your birthday (in kindergarten) or when your best friend forces one upon your head for your bachelorette party. While the tiara seems to be a personal choice, the second thing is something we can help with! Both Lindsey and Julia's hair has seemed to fall a little flat on the podium. And yes, we know voluminous hair was probably the last thing on their minds but thanks to some backstage tips we picked up at Fashion Week, we've got some new tricks to prevent your hair from falling flat under pressure.
Invest in a root booster. One little secret DJ Riggs, international artistic director at large for TIGI, told us backstage at Yigal Azrouël is to invest in a good root booster. This miracle product lifts your hair from your head without tons of additional product, so you don't get that crunchy Jersey Shore hair we all loathe so much. Two good ones CATWALK by TIGI Your Highness Root Boost Spray and John Frieda Luxurious Volume Lavish Lift Root Booster.
Watch where you apply product. A volumizing mousse, like Suave Professionals Volumizing Foam, is great to pump up flat hair, but make sure you only apply at the roots. Product applied to the ends of your hair weighs strands down instead of picking them up.