Spoiler alert! No, I am not going to spill who A is (go watch the finale if you haven’t already!), but I did get the scoop on the best hair secrets from Pretty Little Liars hair department head, Kim M. Ferry. To celebrate Tuesday’s bomb-dropping finale, Kim shared her styling secrets with hair tips from season 6.
“At this point in our season, my hair department’s ‘top hair moment’ is definitely the prom episode titled ‘Last Dance,'” she said. “We designed some great hairstyles, built, cut and added human hair extensions and intricate braids. I hired a jewelry designer, Mary Anne Brown. She made me some beautiful custom hair accessories – all handmade for one special PLL.”
Kim also shared some length specific tips on styling short cuts like Aria and Hannah: “Their shorter, textured hair lengths look so good on both of them. As for styling now, I still use a good setting spray, before I curl them like White Sands Liquid Texture Medium Hold Thermal Styling Spray. It can be used wet or dry. I usually spray each section I am going to curl. I like the softness of our “beach wave” looks, and have loosened them even more on Hanna and Aria in Season 6. We have more youthful looks in the first 10 episodes of our show created by letting hair hang around their faces and drift onto their shoulders. By using a 1 inch wide hot curling iron, I wrap 1 inch hair sections vertically around the barrel, hold for 4-5 seconds and then gently pull down on the curl and let the hair fall into place to cool as it hangs. This angle helps to give the effect that they walked out of the ocean and let their hair dry in the sun. I don’t usually use hairspray on either of them, but I do add my preferred oil to their ends daily: White Sands Orchids Oil. Put a little on your fingertips and lightly add it to dry, tired ends and watch it smooth hair immediately.”
For the longer haired ladies like Spencer and Emily, Kim details the best techniques for their loose waves: “The technique is really very close to that for the shorter hair I described above. To create larger waves, simply switch to a larger iron. I think a 1 inch hot iron works great with longer beach waves as well. Still use a good setting spray, and curl vertically instead of horizontally and be sure to pull the wave out as it cools.”
Excellent advice from an excellent stylist! I drool over the girls’ hair every week and I love how they weave their personalities into their style – from wardrobe to makeup and hair, too. I’m interested to see where the Liars’ style evolution takes them on the show in the next season! Until then, we’ll always have these prom memories. Happy styling, PLLers!