SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 15: 2020 E! PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS -- In this image released on November 15, Jennifer Lopez, People’s Icon of 2020, attends the 2020 E! People's Choice Awards held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California and on broadcast on Sunday, November 15, 2020. (Photo by Todd Williamson/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Jennifer Lopez's Hair Stylist Used a $50 Curling Iron to Create Her People's Choice Awards Updo

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Jennifer Lopez is about to rule the skincare industry, but she's clearly still on top in the hair department—her look at the 2020 People's Choice Awards was proof. Her jaw-dropping updo was created using tons of affordable products, like this customer-loved curling iron from BabylissPro ($50;

Hair stylist Chris Appleton prepped Lopez's mane using the Color Wow Dream Coat Supernatural Spray, which he also used to create her iconic Super Bowl style. Next, he blow-dried her hair smooth with a round brush, then sectioned off the front half. Here's where the BabylissPro Nano Titanium Spring Curling Iron came in: Appleton used the 1.25-inch iron on the back section of hair to create bouncy, frizz-free ringlets. 

"Keeping with the theme of the night, I wanted Jennifer's hair to be as iconic as she is," said Appleton. "We snatched the front to show off her face and let the hair in the back do all the talking to complement her overall look." 

To preserve Lopez's curls and add volume, Appleton applied Color Wow's Style On Steroids Spray. After letting her strands set and cool, he tied them back with an elastic and misted her hairline with the Color Wow Extra Mist-ical Shine Spray to smooth flyaways. From there, he returned to the BabylissPro curling iron, which he used to further curl the ponytail.

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Appleton isn't the only one who's made BabylissPro a staple in his hair styling process. More than 3,900 Amazon shoppers have given the tool a five-star rating. "This iron heats up instantly, slides through my hair with ease, and sets a perfect curl," one reviewer wrote

For a polished finishing touch, Appleton wrapped a strand of Lopez's hair around the elastic and secured with a bobby pin. After a spritz with the Color Wow Cult Favorite Hairspray to further protect her curls, her tresses were red-carpet ready. 

While we can't promise you'll attend an awards show any time soon, these affordable products are as useful for everyday styling as they are for an elegant, J. Lo-esque look. You can shop the BabylissPro Nano Titanium Spring Curling Iron on Amazon now, along with every Color Wow product Appleton used to enhance its effects.

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