How To Copy Blake Lively's '80s-Inspired Curls From The 2024 Super Bowl

Whether or not you caught the 2024 Super Bowl, chances are you heard about some of the A-list guests congregating in the stands. Sure, football's fun and all, but some of us were keeping a close score on what our favorite celebs wore. As expected, it-girl Taylor Swift was in attendance, surrounded by a cheering crew that included icons like Lana Del Rey and Ice Spice. And it wouldn't be a full house without her good friend Blake Lively, who arrived wearing a bright red Adidas sweatsuit and gold bangles to cheer on the Kansas City Chiefs. While the rest of the group rocked mostly all-black everything, Lively brought a much-needed boost of color to Swift's star-studded suite.


Aside from Lively's bold 'fit, fans also noticed her major hair moment — namely her dramatic '80s curls. The "Green Lantern" star wore her trademark blond locks down while amping the volume way up — a staple for Lively throughout her style transformation over the years. If you're anything like us, you've been wondering how to get Lively's curls since you first laid eyes on her ultra-bouncy 'do. Fortunately, we at Glam have put together a comprehensive guide to help you get her Super Bowl look.

Products you'll need for Blake Lively's Super Bowl curls

It doesn't take much to get Blake Lively's Super Bowl look if you already have curly or wavy tresses, but the rest of us may need a little help to emulate her show-stopping style. Similar to Miley Cyrus' Barbarella-inspired Grammys hair, Lively's curly girl look can work well on clean or dirty hair. That said, slightly dirtier hair can provide more volume and hold, especially if your hair type has trouble keeping a curl. For this guide, however, we'll focus on showing you how to fashion your 'do from start to finish with fresh hair. Most importantly, you'll want to invest in a good curling iron with a barrel that's at least 1 inch in diameter; otherwise, your coils may not be as big and bold as you'd like. Here are the tools you'll need to get Blake Lively's Super Bowl curls:

  • 1-inch minimum curling iron
  • Dry shampoo
  • Mousse
  • Brush
  • Teasing comb
  • Strong-hold hairspray
  • Curling iron

For dry shampoo, it doesn't matter if you use a spray-on formula or a powdered product. Just be sure to find one that won't leave behind any tacky residue, as creating lots of volume and definition at the root is imperative for this look. Lively's curls work best on longer hairstyles, though they can create a cute effect on shorter 'dos, too.

Start by prepping your hair in sections

Ready to get your game on? Kick things off by sectioning your hair, which can help to evenly distribute product and stagger your curls for a fuller look. Start by brushing the hair to remove any tangles, then take a fine-toothed comb and carve out neat sections. With your hair parted, twist each section to create a small, sleek ballerina bun at the base of your scalp. Next, use a claw or gator clip to hold up each section of hair until you're ready to add product. Just don't clip the buns too tight, as this can cause frustrating hair breakage.


Work in your styling products for ample volume

Now, it's time to incorporate your styling products. Start by using a small dollop of mousse, and run it through the ends of your hair to create definition, making sure to gently scrunch the ends of your hair as you go. Allow the product to fully dry before twisting and re-sectioning the hair. From there, carefully apply a pinch of dry shampoo to each section of your roots. Dry shampoo will absorb oil and build volume at the base of your strands, resulting in a lifted and freshly washed look.


Use a hot iron to create big and bouncy '80s curls

Once your styling products have been absorbed into the hair, it's time to tease your roots for added volume. Start by separating a thin layer of hair from each section using your comb. Holding the hair taut, brush it toward the root with your teasing comb until you're satisfied with the amount of volume you've created. Repeat this process until you've covered each section.


With your roots fully teased, heat your curling iron and begin curling the hair in sections. Wrap the hair around the barrel tightly to form tight, rounded curls in each section — no messy, undone waves here! Even if your coils start to resemble Shirley Temple's, trust the process. To get Blake Lively curls, you'll need fully formed spirals that last all day. Finally, use your favorite strong-hold hairspray to protect and seal your strands. And touchdown — you've scored a look straight out of Lively's playbook!