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Last updated: August 30, 2010

Emily Blunt’s Emmy Hair How-To

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Emily Blunt’s Emmy Hair How-To

Emily Blunt’s first post-nuptial appearance was at the Emmys, and she looked as gorgeous on the red carpet as she would walking down the aisle. Emily simply glowed in her beautiful lavender-colored design by Dior and hair designed by her long-time stylist Laini Reeves (who also styled Emily’s hair for her wedding). Laini created a fresh yet sophisticated look inspired by the iconic finger waves of the 20s. “We wanted to create a look that was very different from any that Emily had worn before,” says Laini. “Once I saw the gown, I knew that a modern, 20s-inspired look was the perfect design.” Here’s the complete how-to.

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    Laini first shampooed Emily’s hair with Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo to leave it soft, shiny and well conditioned.

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    2. After mixing a cocktail of Moroccanoil Intense Curl Cream and the original Moroccanoil Treatment, she worked the blend from the middle to the ends of the hair to control ends and flyaways and provide natural-looking, soft hold.

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    4. She then misted Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray on Emily’s wet hair and let it air-dry for one hour while make-up was applied. “I didn’t use a hairdryer this time since I didn’t want the hair to appear blown in any way,” she says. “I wanted it to look authentic with all the ends nice and neat, so the waves would look softer yet controlled when they were brushed.”

    5. Once Emily’s hair had air-dried, Laini released the pincurls and raked her fingers through her hair. She used a panel brush to keep her hair flat to the head so it wouldn’t disturb the root movement of the wave, and gently brushed from part to ends so her hair fell into a lovely wave.

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    3. Next, she made a low side-part on the right and then pincurled the hair in alternating patterns towards the left and behind the right side. Since Emily’s gown had a beautiful beaded accent on the right shoulder, Laini said she wanted to place the hair behind the ear to show this off. “I made the pincurls in the classic way, pinning three alternate rows of them (anti-clockwise/clockwise/anti-clockwise).”

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    7. To accent the look, Laini attached a diamond accessory in the hair above the right ear. “I crossed two bobby pins, clipped on the earring, and sewed it in with silver thread,” she says.

    8. Since she wanted the style to look a bit shorter and also accent the nape of her neck, Laini created a pincurled, textured effect there at the nape. “I finished the look with a quick mist of Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray to give the hair a beautiful hold without compromising on softness, movement or shine.”

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    6. Finally, she shaped and styled the flow of the look by framing the left side of Emily’s face with a cascade of waves, placing a hidden pair pin to hold it in place.