GET THE LOOK: Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock’s look seen here at the Oscars 2010 has received a great response. This look is a modern, straighter version of an Old Hollywood – Veronica Lake – look with really great movement at the bottom that was a big look at the 82nd Academy Awards. But unlike other Actresses dropping this look it had it’s own individual twist. The dress by Marchesa has a beautiful sparkle and refection; this is the reason why the hair needs to look sleek and shiny, an almost mirror finish to the hair.”


  1. Wash the hair thoroughly through and condition using Nicky Clarke Moisture Shampoo and Moisture Conditioner.
  2. Comb through and leave the conditioner on for 10 minutes before rinsing.
  3. Before any drying commences create the side part
  4. NOTE: use the arch of the eye brow as a guide where to start.
  5. The parting is not straight; it’s very deep to the crown in a slight curved angle. This makes the hair visually more balanced from the crown area.
  6. Apply Nicky Clarke Instant Calmer to the wet hair and begin drying until 90% dry.
  7. Don’t toss your head upside down, do it in a controlled manner to keep the parting in place and avoid any frizz made by rough drying.
  8. Use a large round brush and blow dry the hair in a downwards direction and completely straight; making sure the roots are flat.


  1. Take two inch sections of hair starting from the front hair line and working backwards.
  2. Using a Nicky Clarke Desired Professional Straightener, straighten the hair from the roots to ends.
  3. Straighten in one single motion in order to close the hair cuticle and create sleek hair. That’s the secret to creating that mirrored effect.
  4. Put the end of the hair into a one inch curling iron and twist them up a few inches to where you want the movement to begin.
  5. Pin up the curl and let it cool
  6. Leave for 10 minutes then brush out creating a 1920’s wave.
  7. Pull one side behind the shoulder where the parting is and the other side over the shoulder.
  8. Brush the side over the shoulder into place.

Says Warren Holmes, International Creative Director at Nicky Clarke