Academy Awards 2014: Kerry Washington’s hair stylist explains her look

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Takisha Sturdivant-Drew, Washington’s hair stylist of the last 15 years, breaks down the “Scandal” star’s winning Oscar beauty:

“I saw the Jason Wu dress and knew right away that she had to have a lot of hair and texture,” says Sturdivant-Drew. “Also, I wanted it to look kind of beachy, because of the dress was strapless and skin baring.”

“I teased the roots to get an even volume all around,” says Sturdivant-Drew. For the romantic half up-half down hair do, she decided to pull up the top part of the hair in sections, starting with the left, then right, then center.

“Pulling the hair up separately and creating sections gives me better control,” she says. “I pinned it with bobby pins in an X shape, because it pulls the hair tighter.”

Despite the rain, Sturdivant-Drew didn’t use any hair spray or product to shellac the hair into place.

“Wavy hair is better in this weather.” She says. “Straight hair would have been a problem, but this is great hair weather.”

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