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Amy Poehler's Hair - How To Copy


Amy Poehler

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I'll admit it took me a few episodes to warm up to NBC's Parks And Recreation, but I decided to hang in there because I adore Amy Poehler's work.

Now I'm a huge fan of the NBC comedy because of Amy's quirky turn as the controlling Leslie Knopf. I've also fallen in love with the rest of the cast including the lovely Rashida Jones as level headed Anne Perkins and the eternally sarcastic Audrey Plaza as April.

Beside's Amy brilliant comedic turns, I love the way she wears her thick white blonde tresses. Although she's worn a classic hairstyle for years, it suits her well and shows off her beautiful skin, eyes and face.

Note: Check out Amy Peohler's Hairstyle Gallery at

The Texas born actress has only acted in a few films, but many expect her career to soar. Amy certainly has the glamorous looks and style to make it as an actress. Her lush chocolate brown hair as been impeccably styled for her red carpet appearances.

Hair Description: For her role fighting for parks and recreation in Pawnee, Indiana, Amy's hair is styled for political activism. She wears her white blonde below-the-shoulder tresses cascading from a deep side-part with a hint of side-swept bangs.

Her politically correct hair style features volume throughout the top and the crown with loose waves and curls throughout the ends.

Amy Poehler

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Hair Styling Tips: Amy's white blonde hair appears extremely healthy and conditioned and always has a lush shine. Her tresses have a natural movement and flow.

Her current hairstyle can work either worn down in tousled waves or pulled up in classic chignons for more formal events. The queen of comedy looks great with her hair both up or down.

How To Recreate Hairstyle: Start with a shoulder length style with precision cut layers to add movement throughout the interior of the hairstyle.

Follow the steps below to style:

1. Cleanse hair with favorite washing method (Shampoo, Diluted Shampoo, Conditioner Only or Water Only) in lukewarm water. 2. Rinse well and apply rinse out conditioner. Detangle in the shower with a wide tooth smooth comb. Work from the ends up to the top. When you've detangled from the roots to the ends finish with a cool/cold water water rinse. 3. Towel blot. Apply desired leave-in styling/conditioning cocktail according to your type, texture and length of current hair. Distribute through hair with fingers or smooth detangling comb. 4. Create desired part before separating hair into two-inch sections. 5. Use a vent style brush for lots of lush volume. Lift each section at the root and direct air from a blow dryer with concentrator up the hair shaft from ends to roots.

Amy Poehler

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Note: If you prefer, use a round brush. 6. When hair is completely dry separate hair into one inch sections. Use a wide-barrel 2" iron to curl sections of the hair from mid-shaft to the ends. Roll each section away from the face. Hold a few sections and then release.

Note: The smaller the curling iron and size of the strand, the tighter the resulting curls.

7. Take newly curled strand and roll around your finger. Pin against the scalp to cool and set. Spritz with styling spray. Repeat around the head. 8. When hair is completely cool unpin all the curls one at a time. 9. Bend over at the waist and shake your head to loosen curls. 10. Lightly coat fingers with shine serum, spray or cream. Run through strands to break up curls. You may optionally lightly brush through curls with a 100% boar's bristle paddle brush to deconstruct and loosen. 11. For added volume at the crown lightly backcomb and smooth. 12. Finish with a spritz of hairspray. Lightly spray the entire head.

Take Amy's hairstyle from day to night by adding a glam headband or hair clip.

Amy Poehler

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Amy's performance on Saturday Night Live continues to win big ratings. Her return to NBC's Parks And Recreation is highly anticipated by fans. I will definitely be watching this beautiful funny lady. Will you?

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- Revised Date: 10/25/10

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