HOW TO: Sexy, Shiny Chignon on Allison Williams at Vanity Fair

By Anne Moratto | 03/04/2014 2:14:00 PM


click image to zoomGetty ImagesWEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Actress Allison Williams attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

At the Vanity Fair Oscar party, Allison William’s stunning Emilia Wickstead dress shaped the inspiration for her hairstyle, created by celebrity stylist Renato Campora using Wella Professionals. Campora kept the the hair streamlined and elegant for Williams, best known for her work on the HBO series "Girls," to showcase the beauty of the gown.


STEP ONE:  Apply a generous amount of Wella Professionals Natural Volume Mousse to towel-dried hair from roots to tips to prep hair and build a strong foundation for the look.

STEP TWO: Blow-dry hair using a round brush to create volume and bounce.

STEP THREE:  Create a deep side part, pulling hair on both sides very night against the head, and secure with bobby pins.

STEP FOUR: Mist remaining hair with Wella Professionals Thermal Image Heat Protection Spray, and using a 1-inch barrel iron, curl hair to give the hair shape and volume. Let cool and brush curls through.

STEP FIVE: Roll remanding hair under, tucking it at the nape of the neck to create almost a faux bob. Secure with bobby pins to keep the look in place.

STEP SIX: To finish, set the style with Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray.







Anne Moratto’s well-rounded beauty career includes years in beauty public relations, beauty marketing, beauty manufacturing, and now, with MODERN SALON, in beauty publishing. The through-line has been an intense interest in all things beauty and a sincere appreciation for the skilled artists and entrepreneurs who make the industry so vital, compelling and creative. Anne, a native of Wisconsin, lives with her family in Los Angeles, CA, and is MODERN SALON’s West Coast Beauty and Special Markets Editor. She can be reached at


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