Get The Look: Amy Adams’ 50’s-Inspired Oscars Hair

February 27, 2013

Amy Adams looked completely glamourous at the Oscars, with a tousled 50’s-inspired updo that complemented her couture gown. Here’s how celebrity stylist Laini Reeves created the look using Moroccanoil.

The inspiration

“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.”

1. “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.”

2. “Next, I used Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse and
blow dried the hair, keeping the hair moving upwards at the roots for as much lift as

3. “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.”

4. “After I removed the rollers, I gently finger-brushed the hair and used a backcombing
brush to create padding at the roots, especially at the crown.”

5. “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

6. “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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