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Oscars 2016: All the Behind-the-Scenes Details on Saoirse Ronan’s Textured Waves

Va-va-voom! Saoirse Ronan sizzled from head to toe at the 88th Academy Awards on Sunday, February 28, and Us Weekly has the exclusive on her sultry hairstyle.

“The style is a total departure for her,” celebrity hairstylist Adir Abergel exclusively told Us Weekly. “It was really about finding the sensuality and sexuality, and [creating an] iconic moment for her. She’s not a kid anymore!”

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Saoirse Ronan

To give the 21-year-old Ronan (who wore a plunging, emerald Calvin Klein Collection dress) a modern update from her most recent Oscars appearance in 2008, Abergel went for “effortlessness.” “What makes this look special is creating a texture that felt full and almost fluffy — really retro,” he shared. “It has a lot of movement and a life of its own, which is what creates the sexiness.”

Saoirse Ronan

To do that, Abergel started by applying John Frieda Luxurious Volume Perfectly Full Mousse to the roots of her towel-dried hair. He then blew out her hair with a medium-sized round brush, creative bouncy waves.

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After that, the hair pro, who also works with Anne Hathaway and Reese Witherspoon, divided Ronan’s hair into two-inch sections and wrapped each one around a Velcro roller. He let them cool and set.

Saoirse Ronan

He spritzed her tresses with John Frieda Luxurious Volume Forever Full Hairspray and removed the rollers.

Abergel — who told Us that he and the actress spent the styling session listening to Rihanna — brushed through the curls for “soft, textured, sexy waves.” He back-combed the front pieces for height, and finished with one last spray of hairspray.

Saoirse Ronan

Would you try Ronan’s sexy style? Tweet with @UsWeekly using the hashtag #stylebyUs!

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