Oscars 2013: Hairstyles How To - Amy Adams

Amy Adams at the 85th Annual Academy Awards
Hair Design by Laini Reeves for Moroccanoil

Amy Adams looked absolutely breathtaking in a spectacular pale blue Oscar de la Renta ball gown with hair designed by celebrity stylist Laini Reeves for Moroccanoil.

Her beautiful hair look blended a touch of 50’s glamour with a modern textural edge that flawlessly complemented the couture gown. “I was inspired by the detailing of the amazing design Amy wore,” said Laini Reeves. “The hair shape is classic. However, I made the texture a little more tousled, created a crown with a little bit of a backcomb that didn’t look too stiff or perfect, and swept her hair back into a messy modern chignon.”

How The Look Was Created

I started with Moroccanoil Extra Volume Shampoo followed with Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Conditioner. I applied Moroccanoil Treatment Light on the ends to smooth and control them when I was ready to create the chignon.
Next, I used Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse and blow dried the hair, keeping the hair moving upwards at the roots for as much lift as possible.
I then set hair with large size sponge rollers to create texture, spraying each section with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong before rolling. After giving the entire set another spray, I left them in for half an hour.
After I removed the rollers, I gently finger-brushed the hair, then used a backcombing brush to create padding at the roots, especially at the crown.
I brought back all the hair and tied it into a loose ponytail at the nape of the neck (about 2” away from the scalp), then pushed it back to the nape and up to create a nice high crown.
To complete the look, I gently backcombed the ponytail and sprayed it with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong.  I then rolled it into a messy chignon, letting a bit of the backcombing show, and pinned it in place.

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