4.17.2012

Reader Request Week: How To: Inspired by Jessica Chastain's Oscar Hair

Today on Reader Request Week, we're featuring an inspired celeb hairstyle. It's so pretty and a fave of mine. The lovely Jenny at Spry on the Wall requested this beautiful hairstyle, worn by Jessica Chastain at the Oscars.


It's a classic, easy-to-achieve look. Let's get started:

T O O L S:
  • 2 inch curling iron
  • bobby pins
  • teasing comb/brush
  • hair spray
  • heat protectant
  • styling paste 
M E T H O D:
  • Spray heat protectant on dry/damp hair and allow to dry.

  • Begin wrapping 1 in sections around the barrel and hold for 10 seconds.
  • Once curls have cooled, put your thumbs right above both ears and scoop up hair.
  • Using a teasing comb/brush, tease that section.
  • Separate pieces in the front, around the face.
  • Take a piece from the teased section and wrap it around the rest of the teased section, like in the photo. It's similar to a mini-French twist.
  • Pin it all back with bobby pins. I used 3.
  • Rub some styling paste in your hands and run it through curls--I would pick a few pieces to define them.
  • Spray down flyaways and pat down hair with hair spray.
  • Use a curling iron to curl the two pieces in the front, away from the face, if needed.
Me, trying to recreate Jessica's pose, but looking like a Glamour Shot instead!


Have a request you'd like to see? Let me know, below.


33 comments:

  1. OMG, it's perfect!! Yay, yay! You did a great job! Thank you!

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  2. Your hair is beautiful, as usual, and you always give me good ideas on how to dress up a look

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  3. what a great tutorial! I love the hairstyle!

    Little Petite

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  4. loved jessica's oscar hair! good job

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  5. loved jessica's oscar hair! good job

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  6. You are really good Elle AND you have beautiful hair. My hair is about 1 1/2 inches long.

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  7. Once again, so stinking pretty!! Have I told you that I love your hair? Yup...I think I did ;) haha

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  8. so pretty! i have a curling wand and it's the best $34 i ever spent.

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  9. Purrrrrty! And the colour of your hair...sigh....

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  10. You have insanely gorgeous hair - love this how-to! :)

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  11. What a pretty style! I love it!

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  12. This is gorgeous- I actually like yours better than the inspiration pics! :)

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  13. So gorrrrrrgeous. Absolutely love this; you nailed the look!

    Similar to how I'm planning on wearing my hair at my wedding reception- a bit more beachy texture (if left to it's own wavy devices, with a little coaxing from product) to my style, though.

    -Ashley
    http://lerougestylo.blog.com

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  14. This is so pretty. Now that my hair is long I really need to try it.

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  15. You did a great job! Your hair looks fab!!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  16. It's beautiful! Love it on both you and her

    xoxo Sootjeelina <3

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  17. I like your version much more! More natural, less hair spray :)

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  18. That is so pretty! You make it look so easy :)
    -Jenny
    http://thesunshinedistrict.blogspot.com/

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  19. Jessica's hair was a masterpiece, thanks for teaching us how to recreate it. Cant wait for an event I can wear this to.

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  20. Great tutorial! Your hair looks fantastic :)

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  21. A simple and effortless look made simple and effortless! Thanks!! xo style, she wrote

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  22. She's an amazing girl! xoxo
    http://www.hellohellofriday.com/

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  23. Her hair was beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  24. awesome tutorial!
    obsessed with her oscar look--well done!
    following you now :)
    would love for you to check out my blog!
    <3
    nailvarnishvixen.blogspot.com

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  25. I love the look of her curls and I feel like I need a thicker barreled curling iron!

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  26. This is a perfect hair tutorial! I definitely need to try it.

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  27. great work! that really is a beautiful style!

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