How-To: Emily Ratajkowski's Updo from the Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Confession: the glam that graced the Oscars red carpet last night didn't come close to the head-turning tresses and tinted lids that the star-studded Vanity Fair Oscar Party turned out. Case in point: Emily Ratajkowski's sultry updo by Jen Atkin. With face-framing tendrils and a sleek center part, Emily's Oscars updo makes a convincing case for a new going-out hairstyle. Here to share how she created the after-party-perfect 'do is Jen herself—keep reading for the details. 

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  1. Prep damp hair with OUAI Wave Spray
  2. Blow dry hair using the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer on medium speed and heat setting
  3. Curl all over with a Hot Tools 1.5" 24K Gold Marcel Iron
  4. Massage OUAI Dry Texture Foam throughout for lived-in texture and after-party texture
  5. Glide the Tancho Stick on roots to tamp down frizz
  6. Secure a loose high bun with a bungee cord
  7. Finish with Balmain Texturizing Volume Spray to set the look



Looking for a low bun in a similar style? Watch our romantic low bun tutorial