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4 Awesome Updos from the Oscars

Jessica Galliart | February 26, 2013 | 8:18 AM

Polished waves and movement are nice, but how about some love for the classic, red carpet updo? The updo train was back on track at this year’s Academy Awards, and starlets showed off their varieties of interpretations of the classic look on the red carpet. Did we see funky buns? Yes. Chic chignons? Yes. Vintage twists and tucks? Yes!

Scroll down to take a look, from behind, at a few of the more interesting, head-turning, double-take styles from the Oscars red carpet.

Amanda Seyfried

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From the front, Amanda’s updo clearly has height and some intrigue happening. When you catch a glimpse at the back, it’s clear she has some vintage influence working her inspiration for her overall look. Stylist Jenny Cho says, “My inspiration for Amanda’s hairstyle was her beaded, high-neck gown. I felt it called for a beautiful, soft updo to complete the timeless red carpet look.” Amanda later opted for a long, braided look for after-parties.


Jennifer Lawrence

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Both Jennifer’s fashion and her beauty choices made nearly every “best” list you could track down from the 2013 Oscars. Her mane man Mark Townsend styled the ultra-chic and polished look. And here’s a fun fact: Just one day after her big Oscars win, Jennifer headed to the salon to color her locks--near-black! Jennifer’s preparing to film reshoot scenes as the raven-haired Katniss Everdeen for the next installment of The Hunger Games series.


Amy Adams

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Laini Reeves for Moroccanoil styled this classic, 1950s chignon for Amy and says she was inspired by the detailing in her gown. “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.” Amy later traded the chignon for a sleek, low bun for Oscars after-parties.


Kelly Rowland

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Check out the topknot on Kelly! The Destiny’s Child singer was one of few rocking a full fringe on the red carpet, but she topped it off with an interesting, layered bun pulled tight and worn high to complement her black and white gown.


Want more Oscars recaps? MODERN has beauty picks from David Maderich, plus check out how-to tips from celeb stylists for ‘dos seen on:

Jenna Dewan-Tatum 

Charlize Theron 

Stacy Keibler 

Kerry Washington 

Jennifer Aniston

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