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February 25, 2013

Amanda Seyfried’s Airy Upsweep

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Amanda Seyfried’s Airy Upsweep

Les Miserables star Amanda Seyfried looked anything but miserable at the Academy Awards. In fact, she looked magnifique! And you all agreed because you chose Amanda’s airy updo as one of your favorite styles on the Oscar red carpet. We asked Farouk Systems Inc. Global Board Artist Anna Cantu to provide a how-to for this modern upsweep. Here’s how she recreated the look.

 

HOW-TO STEPS

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    Begin by sectioning the front from the back with an arc from the back of the ear to the top of the crown.

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    Clip top section towards the front and create 3 sub-sections making the largest section in the middle.  Each side section is approximately 1-inch wide and is vertical from the top of the section to the nape.

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    Add a drop off CHI Pliable Polish and work through middle section.

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    Create a low ponytail at nape and conceal rubber band with a strand of hair.

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    Starting on the side section, spray with CHI Infra Texture before curling for added texture.

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    Wrap entire section around a ¾ inch CHI Orbit Styling Wand to create added texture and repeat on other side.

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    Split pony in two sections and wrap each section around a ¾-inch CHI Orbit Styling Wand.

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    Drop top section and take 1-inch piece from fringe and spray with CHI Infra Texture.

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    Wrap 1 inch sections around ¾-inch CHI Orbit Styling Wand until all front and side sections are complete.

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    Start teasing from fringe to back through all sections of hair.

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    Spray front fringe area up with CHI Enviro Flex Hold Hair Spray.

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    Rake fingers through and pull up to spray more directly to roots then set finger sections with pins to separate.

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    Gather top section loosely and pin down towards ponytail.

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    Fold side sections back and pin into ponytail.

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    Continue step 14. 

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    Split remaining hair into two sections and roll each section up towards nape and pin.

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    Continue step 16. 

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    Remove front clips and shape with tail end of CHI Backcomb Brush and spray with CHI Enviro Flex Hold Hair Spray.

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    Finished Look (Inspiration)

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    Finished Look (Inspiration)

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    Finished Look 

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    Finished Look

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    Finished Look 

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    Finished Look 

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