Oscars How-To: Vera Farmiga!

82nd Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals
OK, so who isn't jealous of Vera Farmiga. It isn't enough that the stunning siren was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award—but it was for playing George Clooney's love interest in Up in the Air! Oh, and what's not to love about the swirling, ruffled, raspberry-hued Marchesa gown that she donned for the Oscars red carpet?

It's time to stop drooling and get the 411 on how to re-create her luscious mane!

Created by celebrity stylist Lona Vigi, the 'do was soft, romantic and very modern, emphasizing texture as well as volume. Vigi started with wet hair, sprayed on LiQWD Volumizing Catalyst, and used the high setting of the professional Velecta Paramount Paris X:Q Onyx blow dryer to create its essential structure and shape, quckly drying the hair while sculpting curls using a small round brush. She then pinned each barrel curl in place to build in height, and used the cool setting to lock in the curls.

"This French-made dryer is my new favorite tool!" enthused Vigi. "It’s really fast and powerful yet so lightweight, and quiet enough to have a conversation while I’m working. The quality is amazing! Velecta Paramount Paris dryers are made by hand from start to finish by one person, and I love that it’s ergonomic and low-EMF."

After releasing the curls, Vigi gently finger combed the top of the hair to soften it and create a flowing shape. She then pulled the hair back into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck, split it in two and wrapped each side in opposite directions to created large, loose and carefree textured bun. She secured it with both bobby and hair pins, finished with a touch of hairspray and then placed a blinging Fred Leighton diamond pin on top the left side of the bun.
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