The messy up do was a trend on the Academy Awards 2010 red carpet. Celebs including Faith Hill, Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rachel McAdams, Miley Cyrus, Penelope Cruz, Zoe Saldana and Kristen Stewart all embraced this look.
To get the look at home, celebrity stylist Oscar Blandi (who created Faith Hill’s Oscars 2010 hairstyle and has worked with Penelope Cruz and Jennifer Lopez) suggests following these steps:
Step 1: To create this look, the base is critical. Let 70% of the hair air dry and apply Oscar Blandi Volumizing Spray ($18, available at Sephora.com) from roots to end. Flip the hair upside-down and blow-dry on low mild heat.
Step 2: Secure all the hair at the nape of the neck with an elastic, using your fingers as a comb to separate the hair for a natural pulled back effect. Wrap individual hair sections around the ponytail and secure with hair pins for a undone chignon.
Step 3: Lightly pull out hair around the hairline to create a tussled loose frame around the face.
Step 4: Finish with Oscar Blandi Lacca Hairspray ($23, available at Sephora.com) for shine and a flexible hold.
Oscar Blandi interviews with Marta Walsh