The $25.50 Hair Styling Secret Clayton Hawkins Swears By For Olivia Rodrigo’s Red Carpet Looks

There’s more than a couple of things we all know young American superstar singer-songwriter and actress Olivia Rodrigo for – the iconic breakout hit Driver’s License, the endlessly catchy Good For You, and that classic silky down-do a la the Sour album cover (ummm, and, she’s in the High School Musical TV series just BTW, so totally living our dreams).

Olivia Rodrigo "Sour" album cover
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Olivia Rodrigo has been crowned one of Gen-Z’s beauty icons, showing the world bold looks time and time again. She’s been known for long braids and 90s-inspired hair clips, and who could forget that spiky updo at the MTV awards?

Olivia Rodrigo pulling on her long, glossy braids with 90s hair clips holding her hair back.
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Olivia Rodrigo MTV award spiky up do hairstyle by Clayton Hawkins
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But the classic Olivia look is those totally glossy, how-is-your-hair-so-long-and-shiny locks. And guess what – we know her secret. Rodrigo has rocked the down-do for monumental moments like singing with Billy Joel…

Olivia Rodrigo on stage with Billy Joel
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…inducting Carly Simon (singer of You’re So Vain) into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame…

Olivia Rodrigo inducting Carly Simon into the 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
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…and cradling a literal armful of Grammys.

Olivia Rodrigo with her three grammys at the 2022 Grammy Awards
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If it’s good enough for Liv, we’re here for it. Rodrigo’s hair stylist Clayton Hawkins has let us in on the most important ingredient of Olivia’s hairstyle success. They even used it for her 2023 Oscars look, which served spunky and elegant all at once (how DOES she do that?).

Olivia Rodrigo at the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
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What is Olivia Rodrigo’s hair secret?

The secret? The Tangle Teezer Wet Detangler (known as the Ultimate Detangler outside of Australia). In Hawkins’s words, “I start by brushing Olivia’s wet hair with Tangle Teezer’s [Wet Detangler], which quickly and gently detangles with reduced breakage.” Reducing breakage is one of the Wet Detangler’s expert features, but what else makes this hairbrush so red-carpet worthy?

The Wet Detangler has 325 unique extra-long bristles that flex over tangles and knots with every single stroke, allowing confident detangling without catching or breaking. Hair is at its most fragile when wet, so a reliable hairbrush is a crucial part of any hair care routine. When your hair is as thick and long as Olivia Rodrigo’s, it can be extra delicate at this stage, so you know hairstylist to the stars Clayton Hawkins would only recommend the best of the best.

How the Tangle Teezer Wet Detangler can help you look Red Carpet ready

Olivia Rodrigo style by Clayton Hawkins at the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscars Party
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Using the right Tangle Teezer hairbrush for your hair type can help you reach your hair goals. The Wet Detangler comes in a design for everyone:

  • Available in Millennial Pink or Black, the Wet Detangler not only glides effortlessly through hair without pulling and tugging, but the bristles also flex with the hair to reduce breakage. Plus, it helps draw shampoo through the hair for a superior cleanse in the shower, and helps evenly distribute product through the hair for styling. 
  • The Wet Detangler for fine and fragile hair comes in a lovely mint colour and is especially helpful if you’re worried about hair loss. You can brush confidently again thanks to the soft-flex teeth technology. 
  • The Large Wet Detangler treats hair strands expertly and is particularly helpful for thick and curly hair. This comes in Peach Glow or Black, so you can choose your aesthetic.

Check out the Wet Detangler VS a regular brush in this vid (if you need any extra convincing, that is). Shop now for free shipping Australia wide on orders over $40! How good!