"This look is easy to to take from the red carpet to real life," Padma Lakshmi
's hairstylist, Michael Duenas says. "It's sexy, understated and ultra-feminine." To create the Top Chef
judge's look, he began with dry hair and worked in mousse from roots to ends. Using a curling tong, Duenas wrapped 1" sections away from the face to create tight spirals. To ward off humidity and add shine, he generously veiled Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS Elastic Flexible Hold Hairspray ($18.95 at amazon.com
) and Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS Sparkler Shine Spray ($19 at amazon.com
) over the star's 'do. He then lightly brushed out the curls to reveal a gorgeous soft wave. Complete the look and tame frizz with a dime-sized amount of smoothing cream.