The style critics have agreed that Tina Fey’s voluminous high knot/chignon thingy was one of the best updos of the 2012 Oscars, and I can’t disagree. Though the updo was larger than life, it looked striking on the red carpet. Polished, sophisticated and totally Oscar-worthy, it’s a style that any of us can actually do at home. But, I don’t recommend creating a look like this for any ol’ occasion. It should definitely be saved for a special event — a wedding, black tie party, etc.
Here’s how Richard Marin, Remington celebrity stylist, created Fey’s glamorous look:
Step1: “I actually began Tina’s hair on Saturday night for a ‘the night before’ party!” So, the evening before you want to create a look like this, blow dry your hair using a medium-sized round brush after spritizing it with a heat-protectant spray (try Pantene Pro-V Medium-Thick Hair Solutions Heat Protection and Shine Spray, $5.99).
Step 2: Use a one-and-a-half-inch curling iron (he used Remington Keratin Therapy Clipless Curling Iron, $29.99) to curl all of your hair into “soft, ’40s-inspired waves,” says Marin.
Step 3: On the day you want to wear the style, you’ll need to add extensions. Marin added extensions before putting Fey’s hair into a high ponytail, but to make life easier, pull your hair into a ponytail and clip on a ponytail extension piece (try Hairdo Wrap-Around Pony, $36.75).
Step 4: Wrap your hair and the ponytail piece into a loose bun and bobby pin it securely into place. Finish with hairspray for hold.