HOW-TO: Recreate Classic Oscars Hairstyles

By Lauren Quick | 02/27/2014 10:16:00 AM

 

With the 2014 Academy Awards just a few days away, the beauty community is abuzz with predictions for stars' styles on the big night. Pureology Pureartist Sandra Joseph shares her favorite Oscars looks through the years with MODERN and advises on how she'd recreate them.

 

JANET GAYNOR, 1929: Soft finger waves on the first Academy Award-winning actress

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STEP 1: Blend a combination of Pureology Nourishing Nectar sculpting gel with Pureology Gold Definer contour shine-gel and apply from roots to ends.
STEP 2: Create finger waves by using a comb and fingers, pushing hair form left to right.
STEP 3: Dry hair under a hood dryer and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
STEP 4: Brush hair with a soft bristle brush to soften set.
STEP 5: Finish with a small amount of Pureology Cuticle Polisher shine serum for added shine.

 

VIVIEN LEIGH, 1939 (Gone with the Wind): Glamorous half-up, half-down style


STEP 1: Apply Pureology Nourishing Nectar sculpting gel on damp hair. Work from roots to ends for shape and shine.
STEP 2: Taking 1-inch sections, roll hair into pin curls and secure with prong clips.
STEP 3: After hair has dried, remove clips and brush hair with a soft bristle brush. Apply a small amount of Pureology Anti-Breakage Twist shine-texturizer for added hold and control.
STEP 4: Create a center part and roll sides back. Secure with pins.
STEP 5: finish with Pureology Supreme Control maximum hold zero dulling hairspray.

 

SOPHIA LOREN, 1962 (Two Women): '60s full bob


STEP 1: Throughout damp hair, apply Pureology Lustrous Volumizer bodifying glaze for high hold and heat protection.
STEP 2: Taking small sections, blow dry with a medium round brush to create volume.
STEP 3: Slice 1-inch sections and back-comb while misting Pureology Strengthening Control zero dulling hairspray for support and shine.
STEP 4: Create a left side part and smooth hair with a soft bristle brush.
STEP 5: Finish with Pureology Supreme Control maximum hold zero dulling hairspray for a long-lasting finish.

 

CHER, 1988 (Moonstruck): Big, '80s curls

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STEP 1: Layer Pureology Colour Fanatic multi-tasking hair beautifier along with Pureology Illuminating Curl shaping 24-hour lotion throughout damp hair to enhance curl and control frizz.
STEP 2: Dry hair with a diffuser on medium heat to define natural curls.
STEP 3: Pull hair up in sections to the top of the head and secure with pins.
STEP 4: With a small iron, curl random strands of hair while misting Pureology Strengthening Control zero dulling hairpsray.
STEP 5: Allow pieces of hair to drop and finish with Pureology Supreme Control maximum hold zero dulling hairspray for all-night hold.

 

JULIA ROBERTS, 2001 (Erin Brockovich): Sophisticated updo

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STEP 1: On dry hair, layer Pureology Root Lift spray hair mousse from roots to ends. Blow dry with a large flat brush to create body and shine.
STEP 2: Create a left side part and gather all the hair from the top and sides into a high ponytail. Create a low pony with the remainder of the hair.
STEP 3: Back-comb the high pony and smooth over the back of the head. Pin ends to lower pony and leave a few inches out to use later. Mist with Pureology Strengthening Control zero dulling hairspray for light hold.
STEP 4: Back-comb lower pony and roll hair under, then pin to create a chignon.
STEP 5: Wrap remainder of the ends from the first pony around the base of the second pony to hide elastic and finish the look.
STEP 6: Add a mist of Pureology Supreme Control maximum hold zero dulling hairspray for shine and hold.

 

ANNE HATHAWAY, 2013 (Les Miserables): Pixie cut

Kevin Mazur/VF13/WireImageAnne Hathaway attends the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Sunset Tower on February 24, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/VF13/WireImage)
STEP 1: Blow-dry hair with a Denman brush and Pureology Nourishing Nectar sculpting gel layered with Pureology Lustrous Volumizer bodifying glaze in a directional blow-dry from side to side.
STEP 2: Set hair on a 1-inch curling iron using Pureology Strengthening Control zero dulling hairspray.
STEP 3: Smooth hair with fingers and a small amount of Pureology Control Twist high hold liquid wax for texture and movement.
STEP 4: Finish with Pureology Strengthening Control zero dulling hairspray.

 

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Quick

Lauren Quick, Assistant Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair

Lauren has been Assistant Editor since January 2014. Lauren attended the University of Missouri School of Journalism and is an avid Tigers fan. Her emphasis area was magazine journalism, specifically editing, and she obtained minors in sociology and Spanish. Lauren was a department and web editor for Vox magazine and a reporter for the Columbia Missourian newspaper before she worked at Modern Salon.

She grew up in Springfield, Mo., and now lives in the Chicago area with her wheaten terrier, Lucy. You can e-mail Lauren at lquick@vancepublishing.com or connect on Google+.

 


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