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