Must-Try Updo: Cate Blanchett's Romantic Chignon

Must-Try Updo: Cate Blanchett's Romantic Chignon
(Axelle/Bauer-Griffin)Let's start off by saying we rarely see a hairstyle from Cate Blanchett that we don't want to copy. But the whimsical updo Blanchett wore to this weekend's SAG Awards left us dying to give the romantic look a shot. Lucky for us, we got the exact how-to from stylist Robert Vetica. Using Vidal Sassoon Pro Series products, Vetica created a deconstructed, yet totally elegant, look. Here's how he did it.

First, he prepped Blanchett's wet hair with Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Boost & Lift Foaming Air Mousse to give her hair volume and hold. Then he parted her hair to the side and began to blow dry—starting with the hair in the front to smooth out the bangs. When her bangs were all dry and styled, Vetica pinned them in place to cool and then completed drying the rest of her hair.

Must-Try Updo: Cate Blanchett's Romantic Chignon
(Axelle/Bauer-Griffin)Next, he applied a heat protector prior to curling. Vetica used Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Heat & Protect Shine Spray. Then, with a one-inch curling iron, Vetica separated and curled the hair into about eight sections. (Tip: These don't have to be perfectly curled and separated sections. Randomness is a-OK!) Once each section was curled, Vetica softened Blanchett's look by brushing out her curls.

To give texture for styling the rest of the 'do, Vetica used Vidal Sasson Pro Series ColorFinity Dry Shampoo in Intense Blondes. After spraying the shampoo, Vetica back combed Blanchett's hair at the roots to create a teasing effect.

Must-Try Updo: Cate Blanchett's Romantic Chignon
(Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images North America)Lastly to create the bun, Vetica pulled Blanchett's hair into a loose low ponytail, twisted it into a deconstructed bun, and pinned it in place. (Tip: Pull out any hairs along the side for an extra carefree look.) Finally, he sprayed Blanchett's hair with Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Flexible Hold Hairspray to keep the style's shape. 

We're digging this soft and flirty look not only for an evening look but for a fun and casual daytime look as well. (Hooray for versatility!)

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