How To: Scarlett Johansson's Winning Volume

Esquire announced this week that Scarlett Johansson is the magazine's “Sexiest Woman Alive” for the second time—the first such woman—garnishing her their November cover and a sexy editorial to match. Upon inspection of the photos, we had one inevitable question: how can we cop that sultry bedhead? Luckily the man behind the look shared his how-to.

“The secret to this style is to maintain the natural movement of the hair,” Oribe says. “Scarlett didn’t want a bombshell look—she wanted something more natural.” Mastering the middle ground between natural and bombshell starts with a blow dryer and the right cocktail of products, Oribe says. He started with a heavy dose of his Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse ($35), applied to the actress’ damp hair, then he rough dried her locks. “A lot of times women will blow dry their hair dead straight and then try to add movement,” he says. Instead he recommends drying the hair without a brush to promote the natural texture. Once dry, he scrunched in an additional dollop of mousse, then a fine mist of his Thick Dry Finishing Spray ($37), which will help hold a curl.

Oribe curled random sections of Johansson’s locks with 2-inch curling iron in varying directions to create texture that looks lived in—you don’t want a uniform wave! Sexy hair can’t look too done, so he used his hands to muss up any perfect curls and add texture through the front sections of the actress’ hair before adding a heavy dose of his Impermeable Anti-Humidity Spray ($39). Just the right amount of bombshell for real life.