Get the Look: The Stars of Parks and Recreation

Now in its fifth season, NBC’s Parks and Recreation features a star cast, including Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones and Rob Loewe. Below, on-set hairdresser Terrie V. Owen shares her secrets for styling Pawnee’s favorite public officials:

Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope

“For Amy Poehler, I start with deep conditioned hair. I put a lot of stress and heat on the hair daily so deep conditioning is essential,” says Owen. “Then, I prep with a styling spray. I use White Sands Liquid Texture Thermal Styling Spray Soft Hold when I need the waves and curls to stand up to long shooting days on set. I use a large barrel Marcel curling iron to make soft waves, just by wrapping the hair around each section and spraying with more White Sands Liquid Texture. I finish with a very light, light mist of finishing spray so her waves have movement.”

Rashida Jones as Ann Perkins

“For Rashida Jones, I prep with a heat protectant, which is a must for color treated hair. Then, I set her hair on a 1¾-inch ceramic curling iron. Before I set each section, I spray (on dry hair) some White Sands Liquid Texture Thermal Styling Spray Soft Hold.  Then I style with finishing cream by Rahua,” says Owen.


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Rob Lowe as Chris Traeger

“Rob has a short, choppy, naughty schoolboy cut that I blow out just with my fingers,” explains Owen. “I prep the hair with White Sands Liquid Texture Thermal Styling Spray Firm Hold. It's great for baby fine and straight hair since it gives texture and hold that stands up to hot lighting conditions on set. I then put on a texturizing cream for a messy look. I use Sally Hershberger Wreck & Roll Texturizing Cream.” —Brianna Keefe