Backstage

  • <b>Rooney Mara</b>, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo<br><br />
Use a generous amount of <a href='/index.php/products/view/57' target='_parent'>Rock Hard Gel</a> on wet hair. Place a bandana over the hair, then blow dry through the bandana. Remove once hair is dry. This gives a flattened effect. Smooth flyways and add shine with <a href='/index.php/products/view/56' target='_parent'>Original Pomade</a>.
  • <b>Viola Davis</b>, The Help<br><br />
Apply <a href='/index.php/products/view/57' target='_parent'>Rock Hard Gel</a> to wet hair to smooth and tame, then spray with <a href='/index.php/products/view/59' target='_parent'>Royal Blowout</a> for softness. Dry hair with a round brush. Spray sections with <a href='/index.php/products/view/68' target='_parent'>Soft Lacquer</a> and curl with a medium-barrel curling iron. Brush through curls with a Mason Pearson brush to soften and shape. Mist with <a href='/index.php/products/view/68' target='_parent'>Soft Lacquer</a> to finish.
  • <b>Meryl Streep</b>, The Iron Lady<br><br />
Apply a generous amount of <a href='/index.php/products/view/48' target='_parent'>Crème for Style</a> to wet hair, focusing on the roots, to build volume. Spray in <a href='/index.php/products/view/55' target='_parent'>Maximista</a> for added lift. Dry with a round brush. Once hair is dry, spray <a href='/index.php/products/view/26' target='_parent'>Dry</a> on the roots and tease. Coat with <a href='/index.php/products/view/71' target='_parent'>Superfine Strong</a> once shape is in place.
  • <b>Glenn Close</b>, Albert Nobbs<br><br />
Apply <a href='/index.php/products/view/48' target='_parent'>Crème for Style</a> to damp hair with fingertips and form waves. Dry with a diffuser. Use more <a href='/index.php/products/view/48' target='_parent'>Crème for Style</a> on dry hair to taper the sides.
  • <b>Michelle Williams</b>, My Week With Marilyn<br><br />
Prep hair with <a href='/index.php/products/view/59' target='_parent'>Royal Blowout</a> to add the nutrients that bleached-blonde hair can lack, then blow dry. Spray 1-inch sections with <a href='/index.php/products/view/68' target='_parent'>Soft Lacquer</a> and curl, creating a classic set. Apply <a href='/index.php/products/view/26' target='_parent'>Dry</a> at the roots for lift, then comb hair into place and use your fingers to create separation.
  • <b>Demian Bichir</b>, A Better Life<br><br />
Apply <a href='/index.php/products/view/51' target='_parent'>Gel Sérum</a> to damp hair, then spray with a little <a href='/index.php/products/view/59' target='_parent'>Royal Blowout</a> to get a slightly greasy finish.
  • <b>Brad Pitt</b>, Moneyball<br><br />
Apply <a href='/index.php/products/view/51' target='_parent'>Gel Sérum</a> to damp hair, then dry with the nozzle blowing up to create volume. Use <a href='/index.php/products/view/58' target='_parent'>Rough Luxury</a> to add separation.
  • <b>Gary Oldman</b>, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy<br><br />
Use <a href='/index.php/products/view/48' target='_parent'>Crème for Style</a> on wet hair, blow dry, then finish with <a href='/index.php/products/view/68' target='_parent'>Soft Lacquer</a> for a very controlled style.
  • <b>George Clooney</b>, The Descendants<br><br />
Apply <a href='/index.php/products/view/48' target='_parent'>Crème for Style</a> to damp hair and let it air dry. Mold into place with <a href='/index.php/products/view/56' target='_parent'>Original Pomade</a>.
  • <b>Jean Dujardin</b>, The Arist<br><br />
Sculpt hair with <a href='/index.php/products/view/57' target='_parent'>Rock Hard Gel</a>. If hair is thick or unruly, use a bandana to flatten until hair is dry.
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And the Nominees Are...

Turning in award-winning performance is about more than just perfecting a particular accent or demeanor; it’s also about portraying a certain appearance that allows the actor to fully embody his or her character. Hair is often a key component to achieving that ideal look, whether its transforming a woman into a man, helping the world’s most famous actress morph into a renowned politician, turning back time to recall an earlier era or going from girl-next-door to girl-you-would-never-want-to-cross-in-the-dark. After this morning's announcement of the 2012 Oscar nominations for Best Actor and Best Actress, we asked Oribe Hair Care educator Tom Gallagher to break down the hairstyles for the top contenders for Oscar gold—and tell us how to recreate them (it’s never too early to start planning for Halloween!).
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