Jackie Cruz's Hairstylist Shares the How-To Behind the Star's Emmys Hair

Awards show worthy hair that lasts

By Taylor Stephan Sep 21, 2015 2:38 AMTags
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You may know Jackie Cruz as the trendy, resourceful inmate, Flaca, on Netflix's Orange Is the New Black, but the newly added series regular was going for a much more sophisticated look for her first-ever Emmys red carpet. Coordinating with Jackie's stylist (and longtime pal) Natalie Saidi, celeb hairstylist and E! Style Collective expert Marc Mena opted for a retro-inspired finger wave to complement her old-Hollywood, blush-colored Christian Siriano gown.

"We confirmed the dress last night so we just firmed up details on the hair today," revealed Marc. "Jackie mostly came up with the idea—she wanted to look old-school glam," and the actor's long, black hair was the perfect canvas for Marc's vintage waves.

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"My style is all over the place, and I love to stand out," said Jackie. Although the hairstyle was a throwback to classic Hollywood, Marc modernized the look by keeping Jackie's signature, blunt bangs intact for a result that was both old and new.

For a step-by-step tutorial on how to get Jackie's long-lasting Rita Hayworth-inspired locks, follow Marc's expert tips here