Exclusive: Getting Ready With Lea Michele for the American Music Awards

Updated 11/20/17
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We're admittedly obsessed with the glitz and the glam of the red carpet. Seeing A-listers strut along the carpet and showcase stunning hair and makeup looks is always exciting, especially when they bring it every time. For the true product junkies we are, it's even more fascinating seeing everything that went into creating the final look. Enquiring minds want to know how to re-create them and look red carpet ready too, of course.

One of the biggest nights in music brought out some of the best beauty looks. Acclaimed actress and singer Lea Michele did not disappoint with her striking look (per usual). Luckily, we got insider tips from TRESemmé celebrity stylist John D on how to achieve Michele's super-slicked middle part. Read on for his tips on this style and an exclusive behind-the-scenes photo diary of Michele for the 2017 AMAs.

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"The inspiration behind her look was serendipitous," says John. "We were originally going for a low pony, and while we were styling, Lea really liked the clean simplicity of a deep center part and straight hair. So we went with that—clean and chic."

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If you're down to try this look yourself, block out an hour to pull it off. First, wash and towel-dry your hair. Next, use a couple pumps of shine serum in your palms (John used TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum, $5) and rake this into your hair from the mid-length through the ends. John recommends blow-drying your hair after lathering this serum in. "The results will be shiny and smooth," he says.

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Then, take medium-size sections of your hair and spritz each with a heat-protectant spray to tame frizz and ensure a smooth, shiny finish.

Now it's time to create your center part. Using a comb, part your hair down the center. Then tuck it behind your ears and pin into place using a bobby pin or two. "A super-easy trick that makes a big difference when controlling the hair to ensure the bobby pin stays locked into place is to back-comb the area just behind the ear so when you slide the pin into place, it really locks the hair down," explains John.

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"Lock the look into place by pinning the sides of the hair just behind the ear," explains John. "Then, spritz the style using the TRESemmé Tres Two Extra Hold Hair Spray ($5) around the frame of the face."

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Peep the gorgeous finished look above. Shout-out to John for giving us the 411 on these lustrous locks. Michele is all the proof you need that this timeless classic style will never fade.

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