The 2013 Academy Awards: Star Stylists Share How to Get Our Favorite Looks

Award season came to a glamorous close with the 2013 Academy Awards on Sunday; actresses pulled out all the stops with intricate updos and expansive, haute couture gowns. Here, we share some of our favorite hairstyles from the evening and how the celeb stylists achieved ‘dos for these best dressed stars. Amy Adams floated across the red carpet in a pastel blue Oscar de la Renta fluttering gown that inspired celebrity hairstylist Laini Reeves to create ‘50s glamour hair using Moroccanoil products.

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Create the look:

After shampooing and conditioning hair with Moroccanoil Extra Volume Shampoo and Moisture Repair Conditioner, Reeves applied Treatment Light to smooth and control the ends. She added Volumizing Mousse and blow-dried, moving hair upwards for maximum lift at the roots. Then hair was set using large sponge rollers and each section sprayed with Luminous Hairspray Strong. After 30 minutes Reeves removed rollers and gently finger-combed into a loose ponytail at the nape of the neck about two inches from the scalp. She pushed hair back at the nape, backcombed the pony and rolled into a messy chignon. Another spritz of Luminous Hairspray Strong and a few pins held the style. Mom-to-be Jenna-Dewan Tatum simply glowed at her Academy Award debut thanks to her black lace Rachel Roy dress, baby bump and romantic updo from celebrity stylist Bridget Brager. “We went for a soft, retro romantic feel. I wanted to emphasize clean texture,” Brager said.

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Create the look:

Brager used Macadamia Natural Oil products and prepped damp hair with No Tangle pre-styler and brushed through with a dime-sized dollop of Healing Oil Treatment. She rough-dried hair to encourage natural texture and once dry wrapped 2-inch sections around a 1-inch curling iron for soft waves. Pieces above the ear were then twisted and pinned above the nape and the remaining hair was braided, wrapped into a low knot and pinned in place. For a finishing touch and added hold, mist Control Hairspray.     Kerry Washington brightened up the Dolby Theater with her embellished, coral Miu Miu column gown and modern, voluminous hair designed by celebrity hairstylist Takisha Sturdivant-Drew using Moroccanoil products. "When I saw the amazing goddess gown that Kerry was wearing, I knew that her hair had to be long and classic," Sturdivant-Drew said.


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Create the look:

Prep was key to the look, Sturdivant-Drew pampered hair with Moroccanoil Extra Volume Shampoo and Conditioner and added Volumizing Mousse focusing on the roots. Hair was blow-dried with a comb attachment to straighten natural curls and then in sections to create volume at the roots. Using a ½-inch curling iron she created loose S-shaped waves starting with hair at the nape of the neck and working up. She teased at the crown and sides for a boost before adding Luminous Hairspray Strong for all-night hold with movement.   Isla Fisher donned a bright blue Monique Lhuillier gown paired with long, sleek tresses styled by Marcus Francis with Wella Professionals products. "I wanted Isla's personality to really show by keeping her hair sleek and down," Francis said.

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Create the look:

Starting with damp hair, he applied Wella Professional Flowing Form Smoothing Balm in sections and blow-dried with a medium size round brush. Mist Thermal Image Heat Protection Spray before flat-ironing from roots to ends. Part hair using the arch of each eyebrow as a guide and pull central section back, securing with pins underneath the top layer of hair. Use a quarter size amount of Mirror Polish Shine Serum to seal the ends and a spritz of Stay Essential Finishing Spray on the top of the head for hold.     Charlize Theron rocked an edgy pixie cut styled by Enzo Anglieri using Wella Professionals products for her turn on the red carpet and her special dance performance at the Academy Awards. Anglieri was inspired by her short, malleable ‘do and the sleek lines of the star’s Dior Haute Couture frock. “I wanted Charlize's hair to look like she got out of jeans and a t-shirt and put on a gown because the style is so simple and chic,” Anglieri said.

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Create the look:

Prep wet hair with Wella Professionals Natural Volume Styling Mousse and blow-dry completely with a diffuser. Brush hair following the part and shape of head, leaving volume at the top and add texture with Shape Shift Molding Gum. Top off the design with misting of Shimmer Delight Shine Spray. —Jennifer Barnes