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America Ferrera at 2008 Emmys: Hair Tutorial

How-To: America Ferrera's Emmys Hairstyle

Did you love America Ferrera's hairstyle at the Emmys? You're in luck, because hairstylist Daniel Howell of Frédéric Fekkai salon is sharing how he came up with this gorgeous 'do for the Ugly Betty star. "Normally, the dress will start to dictate the hairstyle," he says of America's vintage gown. "Even though this is a vintage dress, it has a modern feel to it. That dictated a slightly vintage hairstyle, but we made it a bit softer."

Want to get this look at home? For the full tutorial,

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  • Step one: Beginning with wet hair, use a heat-protecting product such as Fekkai Coiff Défense ($25), which Daniel used on America. Rough-dry hair without pulling on it, and mist before and after with a texturizing spray to add volume; Daniel used Fekkai Coiff Bouffant ($23), a spray-on styling gel.
  • Step two: Starting from the nape of the neck, section off pieces of hair approximately 1.5" thick and 1" wide. Wrap each piece around a small curling iron from the middle of the section to the root. The curls should all go in the same direction.
  • Step three: Now take the uncurled half of your hair and wrap it around a larger curling iron. "If you use only one size of curling iron," Daniel explains, "The weight of the hair is loose at the root and tighter at the end. This is the reverse; it's tighter by the root, loose and softer at the end."
  • Step four: Gently brush the curls out to create a pattern and defined wave. Using a clip, set the curls with hair spray. Follow with a shine spray if you like.

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JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 7 years
I would have loved this style if it was a little more defined and a little less frizzy. I have no idea what the weather was like but that probably had something to do with it.
carrieann9016 carrieann9016 7 years
I love her look!!!!
carrieann9016 carrieann9016 7 years
I love her look!!!!
foreverfashion foreverfashion 7 years
America is a classic beauty. Stunning as ALWAYS!!
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 7 years
I love this styling of hair. Very soft and romantic. I can appreciate that about the 40s-50s.
details2 details2 7 years
I want to know what color lipstick she's wearing... gorgeous! But yes, the hair is AWESOME!!
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