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How to Get Hillary Swank's SAG Hair

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(CBS) Hilary Swank may have made the best dressed list on Sunday night's SAG Awards by donning a soft, champagne-colored Versace gown, but she couldn't have truly pulled off the look without a stunning hair style to match.

The "Conviction" actress who was nominated for "Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role," and was also an award presenter, wore her hair long, loose and sexy.

Who made the star's locks look like a million bucks? Her gorgeous hair was designed by leading Hollywood stylist Robert Vetica, who was inspired by the sensual lines of her dress and the hairstyles of iconic 1960s Hollywood siren and Bond girl, Ursula Andress.

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So how did Vetica create the actress' swanky look for the red carpet?

Vetica started with  oil treatment to instantly condition, bring any dry ends back to life and make her hair easier to style. It also gave the hair a brilliant, natural-looking shine," he said.

"After the hair was dried, I did a full head set by curling 1-inch by 1-inch sections of hair, starting at the nape of the neck, then pinned to the head. These were real, full-base curls, not spiral curls. I continued section by section until I reached the crown, and then finished the sides and top of the head. When I finished, it had the look of a 60s roller set, which could have been done using hot rollers," he explained.

Vetica then sealed the look with a generous spray of  hairspray and let it sit for 20 minutes, to insure a good, healthy-looking set.

"To finish, I removed the set and gave it a good brushing," he said. 

Vetica then used a small amount of styling cream "to give the hair a touch of weight and ensure body."

Lastly, Vetica gave the hair a good backcombing at the root and sprayed again. He brushed out most of the backcombing except at the crown, running his fingers through the hair to loosen it up. He then backcombed a bit more at the crown, gave it another spray and lightly brushed over the top.

Will Swank go for luscious long locks or an elegant up do for the Oscars? Stay tuned!

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