Emma Roberts Hollywood Waves Hair How-To

Nikki Lee from Nine Zero One Salon in Los Angeles created beautiful wavy hair for actress Emma Roberts at the Emmy’s last night. Nikki gave us the inside scoop with step-by-step details on how she achieved this modern, yet classic Hollywood hairstyle, including a list of all the UNITE Hair products she used.

HAIR BY: Nikki Lee of Nine Zero One for UNITE
EVENT: 67th Primetime Emmy Awards Show
HAIR INSPIRATION: “We did a modern take on an Old Hollywood Sultry Star.”

Nikki Lee prepping Emma Roberts for the Emmys using UNITE MAXCONTROL Spray


  1. I started with prepping her hair with  UNITE 7SECONDS Condition, then sprayed UNITE BOOSTA Spray at the root to mid shaft for volume.
  2. I used UNITE BLOW&SET Lotion for her ends blowing her out with 2″ round brush adding a nice bounce to her hair.
  3. After I blew her out, I set her hair by spraying UNITE 7SECONDS Glossing Spray to protect her hair from the heat of the 1 and 1/2″ curling iron I used.
  4. I took about 2″ sections all around her head wrapping the hair downward and pinned them with a duck bill clip to hold into place.
  5. Once completing the set I did a light mist of UNITE MAXCONTROL Spray.
  6. I let the hair cool for about 15 minutes. I then took all pins out and began brushing all her curls out with a boar bristle brush. This is a key element to creating that old Hollywood wave.
  7. After I brushed and created the shape I was happy with I locked it in to place with UNITE SESSION-MAX Hairspray.