Not only did stylist to the stars David Babaii create Nicole Kidman's ponytail for the Academy Awards, he also achieved red carpet perfection with Sandra Bullock.
Here are David's steps below for creating his "Texture Infusion" updo for Sandra's 2011 Oscar style:
Start with a clean canvas by rinsing all the shampoo and conditioner from the hair. After gently towel drying, David applied Couture Colour Pequi Oil Treatment from Sephora to the hair, using a wide tooth comb to evenly distribute the product. Then, he dried her hair with a round brush for a smooth finish. Once dry, David applied additional Pequi Oil and brushed her hair straight back. With the IT&LY HAIRFASHION Digital Styling Iron, he took random half inch sections starting at the front and twisted the hair. Once the strand is twisted, take your flat iron and press down the entire length of the strand to set a wavy texture in. Allow each strand to cool and release itself naturally. David continued taking half inch sections throughout the front half of her head until he achieved enough texture. When complete, additional Pequi Oil was added to his hands to finger comb the hair back into a ponytail above the nape area. He then wrapped her hair around the band and secured with bobby pins allowing any loose hairs to fall naturally.