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See Ariana DeBose Get Ready for the Tonys

Sleek chic! Ariana DeBose hit the red carpet for the 2022 Tony Awards on Sunday, June 12 with a glassy, side-swept pixie and her hairstylist Takisha Sturdivant-Drew let Us in on the secrets of the style.

After all, it was a big night for DeBose. Not only was the West Side Story star the host for Broadway’s biggest night, she opened the show with a high energy mash-up of show tunes celebrating diversity and inclusivity.

While the duo got ready, Sturdivant-Drew and the 31-year-old LGBTQIA+ activist decided on a look that would complement her sequin gown. “Ariana’s Hugo Boss dress was giving classic glamour with a modern and sexy twist, so naturally I had to edge up her hair,” the hair pro tells Us. She chose to do “a sleek and sexy hairstyle with a pop of color.”

After the actress had washed her hair, Sturdivant-Drew ran a dollop of Tresemmé One Step Smooth Cream from roots through ends “to give the hair a glossy shine, frizz control, softness color vibrancy and heat protection.”

Next, she popped in some blonde clip-in hair extensions from her proprietary line, TSD Hair Extensions, before blow drying. After prepping locks with Tresemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protectant Spray, Sturdivant-Drew used a dryer and comb attachment to “smooth the hair well before using a flat iron to sleek it out even more.”

How does a hairstyle last through humid New York City weather, the hot lights on the red carpet and a song and dance routine? Sturdivant-Drew locked in the look with a spritz of Tresemmé Total Volume Hair Spray, then tacked down the tiny hairs at the back with a small brush and Tresemmé Tres Two Extra Hold Gel to “ensure there were no flyaways,” she explains.

To round out the glam, DeBose chose sultry pumped-up neutral makeup, including smoky cat eyes and a gorgeous glossy pinky-nude lip. Makeup artist Andrea Tiller used Lancome products to create the look. She used the brand’s 5-Color Eyeshadow Palette in Brun Adore, Drama Liqui-Pencil in Café Noir and L’Absolu Lacquer in Infra-Rose.

Scroll through to watch the details of DeBose’s ‘do get done!