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Curly Hairstyles - Connie Britton - How To


Connie Britton William S. Paley Television Festival "Friday Night Lights"

Connie Britton (born March 6, 1967) plays the wife of Coach Taylor - Tami Taylor - on NBC's Friday Night Lights. The red haired actress was also a fan favorite on 24 with Keifer Sutherland on Fox.

On the acting radar since 1995, Connie first made big waves as Nikki Faber on Spin City with Michael J. Fox who had to leave the show and replaced by Charlie Sheen.

On Spin City she and Michael J. Fox had an on-air romance. The beautiful actress also had roles on TV's The Fighting Fitzgeralds and West Wing in addition to some film work.

Although Friday Nights has mixed reviews, it has a strong cult following.

Note: The last season of Friday Night Lights was filmed in the Fall of 2010 and is currently showing on NBC for Spring 2011.

Getting Connie's Curly Hairstyle:

At the William S. Paley Television Festival "Friday Night Lights" celebration a few years back, Connie showcased a simple, but elegant, black low cut gown with her lush terra cotta hued tresses worn in soft sensual waves and curls.

Connie has a combination face shape which involves a wide forehead, square jaw and a rounded chin. The full side sweep of hair that falls down over her cheek and onto her chin is great for providing balance and symmetry to Connie's face shape.

The Friday Nights start showed off her beautiful big eyes by wearing a deep side part with her hair brushed over her crown and cascading down into a soft side-swept sweep with a gorgeous big wave nestling into her cheeks. The ends of the curls were allowed to spill over onto her collar bone and play across the top of Connie's gown.

Connie's curly hairstyle was a perfect selection for her entire look. The curly style is one that the actress wears on a regular basis and it complements her face shape, skin and eye coloring as well as her body type.

How To Recreate The Hairstyle:

Complete the following steps listed below:

Connie Britton January 2006 Fox TCA Party 01-17-06

Step 1: Shampoo and condition your hair with your normal products designed for your current hair type, texture and condition.

If your hair is highlighted like Connie's use either a moisture enhanced or color enriched formula. If your hair is dry from chemical processing, consider diluting the shampoo formula to protect your strands.

Shampoo products to try: Phyto - Phytojoba Hydrating Shampoo, PHYTO - Dry Hair System, Phyto - PhytoBrush Shampoo. If you have baby fine or thin hair and wish to build in the same lush movement and volume that Connie has, use a volume enhancing shampoo.

Skip any rinse-out conditioning products that might make hair too soft and flat. If you must use a rinse-out conditioner, make sure that you limit how much you use and that you concentrate on the middle to the ends. Rinse well with a cool water spray which helps build natural volume and increases shine.

Step 2: Towel blot strands. Do not rub wet hair which is more fragile and can break. Detangle strands from the ends to the roots.

Step 3: Apply your favorite texture enhancing mousse or styling cream. Distribute from the top of the ears to the ends. Distribute well. If you prefer, mix with a good leave-in conditioner for super shine and softness. To protect against blow drying heat and add body, distribute a leave-in conditioner, mousse or gel from the top of the ears to the ends. Distribute well.

If your hair is fine or thin, apply a volumizing gel or similar products to the roots to get lots of body and movement.

Connie Britton "Friday Night Lights" World Premiere 10-06-08

If your hair tends to frizz or is naturally wavy or curly, you may wish to combine a volume product for the roots with a smoothing serum for the rest of the hair. Anti-Frizz Product to try: Rene Furterer - Control Emulsion Anti-Frizz)

Root volume products to try: Phyto - Phytovolume Actif, PHYTO - Volume System, Phyto - Phytovolume Shampoo).

Step 4: If your hair is naturally wavy and/or curly, use a long finger diffuser to create a natural wavy style.

Working from side to side and separating hair into 2" sections, use a long finger diffuser attached to a blow dryer and allow strands to nestle into the bowl to dry and enhance waves and curls.

Continue to use diffuser until entire hair is dry. Avoid touching hair as little as possible to prevent frizz.

Step 5: If your hair is naturally straight you will need to build in volume at the roots.

To build in volume at the roots, use the round brush to lift your tresses up and direct the air flow from the dryer up the hair shaft to the root. This "ruffles the cuticle" helping to add natural fullness.

If you prefer, bend over at the waist and direct the air flow of the dryer up the hair shaft towards the roots. When hair is 90% dry, bend right side up and work on the hair from the ears down to the ends.

Seal the style by finishing up with a blast of cool air, if possible, from your blow dryer.

Connie Britton "House of 1000 Corpses Premiere" 04-09-03

Step 6: If you used a long finger diffuser to create natural waves and curls, once your hair is completely dry, use your fingers to arrange waves and curls into the desired pattern. If you wish, you may use a curling iron to create a tighter or wave pattern.

Step 7: If you used a round brush, when hair is completely dry separate into 2" sections and roll with medium to large sized electric rollers. Let rollers cool in the hair. Remove and arrange new curls and waves with fingers.

Step 8: Spray the finished style with a good holding hairspray.

Step 9: Apply a tiny drop of shine serum, drops or spray into the palms of your hands. Lightly brush the palms over the top of your style and you are ready to rock.

Shine products to try: Phyto - PhytoLisse (Formerly Phytodefrisant RelaxSerum)

If you prefer, you can use a curling iron to turn under the ends a little bit or use a straight iron on selected pieces around the face to give a contrasting texture to the finished look.


Although Connie occasionally wears her hair straight, the majority of the time she rocks a variety of long, lush curly and wavy hairstyles. She favors either side-swept long slices of hair that nestle into her face or she wears a soft version of "wings" along her face as she did in 2003 at the House of 1000 Corpses Premiere.

Although Friday Night Lights is now officially over, actress Connie Britton will continue to be a fan favorite and rock her luscious long curly hairstyles.

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