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Emmy Awards 2010: Julianna Margulies

Outstanding Actress In A Drama nominee Julianna Margulies complemented her body-hugging navy L'Wren Scott gown with voluminous curls courtesy of Robert Vetica. “Since the gown was perfectly fitted and very body-conscious, I wanted to create a feminine look that was sexy, loose and free,” Vetica said. “There’s nothing sexier than a long, shiny, full head of hair.”

To get the look, Vetica blow-dryed Margulies' hair using Moroccanoil Treatment to add shine, eliminate frizz and speed up drying time. After making a center part, he used a round brush to create fullness and volume as he directed the flow of the dryer away from the head for lift at the root. Next, starting at the nape of the neck, he used a 3⁄4-inch curling iron, taking 1 inch sections and working from the sides towards the center and upwards toward the crown. Vetica repeated this on the sides at the front, moving up to the middle part, using the curling iron in sections away from the face and toward the back. He sprayed the curls lightly with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray, then let them sit for a few minutes before brushing the hair backwards and forwards to loosen the curls into natural-looking waves.

Vetica then finger-shaped the waves and gently backcombed the hair around the sides and back with a wide tooth comb to separate the hair and give it even more volume. "I did only a bit of a backcombing on the crown since I wanted a modern rather than 60’s vibe," he explains. Finally, Vetica picked up sections of the hair with his fingers and sprayed inside and underneath with Luminious Hairspray to keep the lift and volume active throughout the night.

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Lori Morris

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