Loved Olivia Wilde’s understated elegance at last night’s Oscars. The Valentino-clad actress who is seven months pregnant looked absolutely gorgeous from head to toe.


I especially liked her elegant, upswept hairstyle. It was reminiscent of Brigitte Bardot and really capped off the sleek lines of her high-neck, black and white gown.

Today, Styling and Grooming Expert, Jenny Bingham shares the following how-to tips on recreating Olivia’s elegant up-do:

  • Start by blow drying hair with a round brush to create body, volume and slight wave to the ends.
  • Separate into two sections.  Take the crown and front section and pin to one side then leave the underneath section out.
  • Sweep the underneath section into a chignon that hugs the curve of the head.
  • Take the top section and back brush under the crown area to create padding and volume and twist lightly and secure into chignon.
  • Finish by gently loosening some shorter pieces to frame the face and mist with a light hairspray –  I love Redken fashion work 12 and it is very versatile and light to work with.


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