Get the Look: Reese Witherspoon's Hair

Award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon may be best known for her comedic role as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, but she is in fact a natural brunette. (You didn't hear that from us!) She flaunted her dark tresses in her portrayal of the legendary country singer June Carter in the blockbuster Walk the Line, but she knows blonde is her best color on the red carpet. She's won every major award this year, the Golden Globes, SAG, and People's Choice and is clearly the Oscar favorite as well. Here she's donning a rather kittenish mini updo '- featuring loose, slightly messy waves '- reminiscent of a young Jane Fonda. We asked Frederic Fekkai stylist Vu Nguyen how to get this gorgeous hairstyle.

Step 1: Wash hair with a gentle shampoo and make sure to rinse thoroughly.

Step 2: Remove any knots or snarls with a detangling conditioner. Apply from the ends of hair to just two inches below the roots, and distribute using a wide-tooth comb.

Step 3: Gently towel dry.

Step 4: Apply a dime-sized amount of texturizing balm; this will coat the hair shaft in addition to protecting hair from the heat of the blow-dryer. Evenly disperse product.

Step 5: Flip hair over and blow-dry, lifting hair at the roots as you go. Stop when hair is 90 percent dry.

Step 6: Starting at the top of the scalp, gently rake fingers through hair so that it "settles" back into place.

Step 7: The next step is twofold '- first you wrap the hair around a brush, and then you transfer it to a large Velcro roller. Working with inch-and-a-half sections of hair, start at the crown. Proceed to wrap each section around a large round brush to blow-dry, then transfer hair from the brush to a large Velcro roller. Continue until you have three rollers down the middle, two on each side of the head and four to six at the back.

Step 8: Spray a hair volumizer to the set and allow the rollers to sit for about 10 minutes. While you're waiting you can apply your makeup.

Step 9: Remove curlers carefully and gently rake fingers through hair.

Step 10: Take a section of hair from both corners of the front of the scalp nearest your forehead (you can use the ends of your eyebrows as benchmarks) and bring the ends together into a mini updo. Secure with two bobby pins.

Step 11: Spray entire head with a sheer hold hairspray.

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Product Name: Frederic Fekkai Large Round Brush
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Product Name: Frederic Fekkai Instant Volume Spray
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Product Name: Frederic Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray
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