Va-va-voom! Not only did Padma Lakshmi
's strands stay full and bouncy throughout the duration of the 2012 Emmy Awards, the style also had some animated inspiration. "The look is a modern-day Jessica Rabbit-influenced wave," said Lakshmi's hairstylist, Michael Duenas. He used OSiS Ultra-Strong Cream Mousse ($19; drugstore.com
) on dry hair to give the style hold, before blowing out horizontal areas. Duenas then wrapped one-inch sections around a curling iron, directing the spirals away from Lakshmi's face. After adding extra ringlets throughout the style, he misted hair with a flexible hold hairspray. Duenas finished by spritzing OSiS Freeze Finish Hairspray ($19; drugstore.com
) onto a boar-bristle brush, and combed out each curl to impart a soft wave. "It's sexy, understated, and ultra-feminine."
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