I have to say that Diane Kruger’s dress was probably my least favorite (on par with Charlize Theron) on the Oscars 2010 red carpet. The Inglorious Basterds star was decked head to toe in creamy Chanel, with layers of embroidered chiffon separated by ribbons of black lace. I did love the halter-style neck but the entire dress made her look like a 1920’s flap dress/swan of some kind and I wasn’t feeling that the vintage vibe was really going for her.
However, her hair is another story. I loved her elegant updo, especially the black and white Chanel Camelia Nervure brooch she had pinned on her hair. So glam!
Her hair was done by Danilo, celeb stylist for Pantene. Here’s how he created her gorge hairdo:
First, he washed and conditioned her hair with the new Pantene Pro-V Restoratives Frizz
Control Shampoo and Conditioner, which we wrote about here (and love, BTW). He also misted a leave-in conditioner and the Pantene Pro-V Volume Root Lifter Spray Gel all over her damp hair. After blow drying Kruger’s hair upside down, Danilo sectioned her hair into a side part and separated it into three parts – the two sides and the back of her hair.
He then braided the side sections of the hair away from the face in an upward direction. This created a tautness and a foundation for the more elaborate ‘do about to come. Then he pulled the back section of the hair into a high ponytail with volume on top, and split the pony into two sections and twisted it in rope-ike fashion. The trick here is incorporating the side braids into the twist.
He then continually twisted the hair and pinned it in place, misted hair with hairspray to set, and finished the look with an elegant broach.