Image: Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue

Amy Adams steals the show in the latest Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue, due for national release next week. Her glamorous gown and elegant pose are framed by a vintage Hollywood wave, the signature look of the leading ladies of the 40s and 50s. With one side of the hairstyle tucked behind the ear, the ‘do creates beatifying face-face-framing asymmetry. Yet the real magic is the ‘C’-shaped waves falling romantically off the shoulder. It encourages the eyes to look all around the face frame, taking in cheekbones, chin, lips and eyes. A little softer and less severe than the original interpretations of this style, Amy’s take puts the best of old world allure with modern beauty trends. Learn how to recreate it below. 

Step: A long and layered hairstyle is the most appropriate for recreating this style.

Step: For styling, start with damp hair; apply a cocktail of volume foam and styling whip roots to ends. The cocktail will give you a foundation of body and bounce, luster and shine.

Step: Blowdry with mid to large size round brush, working from roots to ends. Close to dry, stop, and make a side parting. Tuck short side of part behind ear. Finish blowdrying this side by using the brush to create soft curvature behind the ear, just like the image above.

Step: Mist long side with protective thickening lotion. Now use a curling iron or wand to curl into defined ‘C’ shapes that tumble down the neck and shoulders.

Step: Mist finished style with primp working spray for humidity defense, hold and grip.

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