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How to Copy Scarlett Johansson’s Oscars Red Carpet Hairstyle Without Shaving Your Head

The Oscars brings all of us beauty junkies a major dose of inspiration. Case in point, Scarlett Johansson’s unkempt side pomp from the 2017 awards show has us swooning hard. Equal parts badass and beautiful, this hairstyle has just the right amount of edge. Here’s the deal, though: Not many of us gals are going to jump into the shaved head pixie cut so easily. The good news is that with this tutorial, we don’t have to. Follow along for the easiest way to pull your own hair (no matter what length) into this show-stopping silhouette!

How to Get Scarlet’s Updo


Prep: Spray your hair from the root to ends with a dry shampoo like Eufora Style Full Effect Dry Texturizing Spray ($23), which gives your hair enough texture without weighing it down. The perfect prep!

Step 1: Pull the upper portion of your hair into a bobby pin to get it out of the way for now.

Step 2: Gather the remaining hair back into a French twist. If your hair is longer, you will have a little more volume in the back, but just roll with it!

Step 3: Use a finishing spray like Eufora Elevate Firm Hold Workable Finishing Hair Spray ($23) to keep your hair in place.

Step 4: With a smaller 1 1/2-inch wand, curl your hair in the direction of the extreme part. (In my case, I am curling toward the right side of my head.)

Step 5: Spray your hair with hairspray and then let your curls cool.

Step 6: Apply a small amount of styling cream like Eufora Style Pure Polish ($27) to help shape and sculpt. Work your fingers through your strands to create the side volume that ScarJo rocks so well.

Step 7: Pin Up: Use bobby pins to hold your hair in place. If your hair is longer, you can wrap the curls under themselves and pin in place. Try to disguise the pins!

Finishing Touch: Finish your look with a shine spray like Eufora Style Illuminate Shine Mist ($23) to get a chic, slightly wet finish.




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Styling + Model: Misty Spinney

Photography: Kurt Andre

Misty Spinney
Misty Spinney is a hair stylist, makeup artist, and fashion stylist with a strong background in design and deep passion for creativity.

Ahhh, fall. There are so many things to love about this time of year (give us ALL the sweaters and pumpkin-flavored eats). But, high on the list comes autumn decor candles, throws, textiles — you name it. Of course, buying items and actually adding them to your room are two different things. So we're turning to Instagram for the best styling advice and inspo for the season. Scroll on to see everything you need to get those wheels turning!

@sbkliving: Sometimes, it only takes a chic doormat to transition your front steps for the season. Hello, fall!

@rachelpuccetti: Excuse us while we spend an entire lazy Sunday relaxing in this fall-infused space.

@farmhousetofrills: A monochrome mantel never looked so chic. (That fireplace pumpkin setup is seriously *genius*.)

@faith_hope_home: Greet guests with a fall-themed entrance to set the tone for a day of pumpkin carving or scary movie marathoning.

@simplysoutherncottage: Don't forget about those nooks and crannies! This entryway/mudroom situation is capturing our little harvest-loving hearts.

@6thirtydecor: Speaking of pumpkins, pick up a few extra gourds to pave the way into your cozy autumn abode.

@farmsteadonfirst: That guest bedroom you weren't sure what to do with it? Transform it into a rustic retreat with some fall signage and mustard-yellow and green accents.

@fiddleleafinteriors: We're going to take a second to *swoon* over this adorable kitchen setup. Those farmhouse accents and simple centerpiece setup? We're in love.

@ohmydearblog: Contrary to what you think, florals *aren't* just for spring. Bring them into your abode by selecting buds in moody tones to pay homage to the season.

@simply.mrs.z: Drawn to modern style? Play up the Halloween vibes by picking black, orange and brass accents to rock on places like your bookshelf. (Bonus points for carrying the theme over to your textiles.)

@drivewaytodreams_crystal: We're going to go ahead and give two thumbs up to all of these orange-hued accents. Backdropped with a neutral furnishings and they truly *pop*!

@cripcollectiveig: For those who don't want to go overboard with the "fall stuff" this one will speak to you. Compile a couple of cute throws and a minimalist pumpkin print on your mantle and you're set

@cavcottage: Who said fun pillows were limited to furnishings only? We're ALL about this entry display.

@houseon77th: This daybed setup is a *dream*. But actually, this would be the perfect space to doze off in come the colder days.

@kristenforgione: For a more festive Halloween look, overhaul your living space with a spooky handmade addition like this one. *Googles paper bat DIYs.*