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How-To's...Oscar Style

Lauren Salapatek | July 10, 2011 | 9:48 PM
 How-To's...Oscar StyleOn Oscar night, Cameron Diaz wore an elegant metallic Oscar de la Renta gown and a luminous hair look reminiscent of the Old Hollywood glamour of Veronica Lake—created with a modern point of view by stylist Lona Vigi.

Vigi started by spraying on a volumizer, then used the high-tech Velecta Paramount Paris TGR 4000i hairdryer to create texture and shine. The dual-function French-made dryer is built with the ability to turn an ionics switch off to build volume, and then back on to create shine and smoothness. 
 Cameron Diaz


  1. Blow dry the hair with ionics turned off. Volumize by taking small sections of hair and use a medium round bristle brush to dry the hair back and up using high velocity and heat.
  2. Set the hair and give it a boost of shine by turning on both the ionics switch and cool button to lock in curls and to add a polished shine. Then free the barrel curls and hold each one in place with a pin.
  3. Wait a few minutes and brush out the hair to create a loose, soft wave pattern.
  4. Bring one side behind the ear and the other toward the face.
  5. Finish off with a light misting of hairspray.
How-To's...Oscar Style Anna Kendrick wore a romantic blush-colored Eli Saab gown on the Oscar red
carpet, complimented by an effortlessly elegant, modern updo designed by
stylist Craig Gangi.

Gangi, inspired by the graceful off-the-shoulder look, created an updo highlighting softly waved texture accenting healthy hair with natural-looking shine.  
 Anna Kendrick



  1. Apply argan oil-infused Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream to add moisture and a soft hold.
  2. After blow-drying hair straight, use a medium-sized curling iron to create loose, natural waves.
  3. Pull strands back leaving just enough hair at the nape of the neck to create a small ponytail.
  4. Shape a loose, undone textured bun.
  5. To add a touch of drama, go back and weave three small braids with the remaining hair, then again braid the three with each other.
  6. Circle the braid around the bun. Pin the style, then spray Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray to hold the look in place.
  7. Mist the final updo with Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray for additional boost of red carpet shine.
How-To's...Oscar Style 

Jennifer Lopez
was dazzling on the Oscar red carpet, wearing a beautiful Armani Prive dress, accented by an elegantly texturized updo created by master stylist, Robert Vetica. The look was very modern and sophisticated.

  1. To create the style, start by applying Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream on wet hair to create smoothness and shine.
  2. Blow dry hair straight, then section hair off to create two ponytails, an inch apart, one on top of the other to create volume below the crown of the head.
  3. Use a curling iron on each ponytail to create texture.
  4. Then, brush them out for width and volume.
  5. After creating the shape of the updo, strategically pull out stands throughout the look to create a modern textured effect using flyaways around the forehead to further soften.
  6. Finish with new argan oil-infused Moroccanoil Luminous Hair Spray. 
 Jennifer Lopez

 How-To's...Oscar StyleAccording to Celebrity Stylist, Mark Townsend, Maggie’s look for the Academy Awards was ‘Muse of Spring.’

  1. Start by adding 4 to 5 drops of Moroccanoil Treatment to wet hair. Then add Sally Hershberger Style Primer for Thick Hair and blow dry with a round brush.
  2. Set the hair in barrel curls on top to keep some lift at the roots. When all the hair is dry, take out the barrel curls on top and spray Sally Hershberger Genius Spray Wax all over.
  3. Scrunch the hair to create texture and an edgy look.
  4. Gather the hair in a very large bun. Create a few flyaway hairs. To keep the hair shiny, finish with Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray and Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray.
  5. For a special touch place a hair accessory on either side of the bun. 
 Maggie Gyllenhaal

 How-To's...Oscar Style
Charlize Theron's
Oscar hair looked extraordinary this year. Inspired by the pale classic shape of her gown, her longtime hairstylist, Enzo Angileri, created a style that emphasized delicate, enduring beauty.

"To create this look I needed a very smooth texture and lots of natural-looking shine," explained Angileri.  He used new argan oil-infused Moroccanoil Light on wet strands before blow-drying."After that about 50 percent of my work was done," he says, "I had a texture that was workable, healthy-looking and naturally beautiful."

Angileri then created a low, classic bun by rolling the hair around clockwise, and held the classic polished look in place with several bobby pins.

He finished the style with a light misting of Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray and Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray. 
 Charlize Theron

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