From top nominees to the best behind the camera, Hollywood was shining Sunday evening at the Dolby Theatre for the 86th Academy Awards. Dubbed as the Superbowl of the entertainment industry, the Oscars red carpet was shining with many notable looks. From shimmery dresses to debonair suits, the glimmering wardrobe choices were not the only thing making waves on the red carpet. Extraordinary beauty looks and elegant hairstyles were trending on the red carpet. One style that particularly stood out was elegant updo’s. Jenna Dewan Tatum paired her stunning Reem Acra gown with a chic updo which perfectly tied the look together. Jen Atkin, celebrity hairstylist and hair maven, used CLEAR hair care to style up Jenna’s chic chignon and details exactly how you too can recreate this look yourself.
Jen drew inspiration from Jenna’s stunningly designed dress and wanted to highlight its intricate details. “The Oscars are a great time for my clients to get glammed. Jenna’s dress had so much detail and texture that I wanted to make sure to show off the collar and neckline,” she says.
To achieve this look yourself, you’ll need a flat straightening iron, strong hair ties, hair pins and a hair brush.
Start by thoroughly washing and conditioning hair with CLEAR Scalp & Hair’s Strong Lengths Shampoo and Conditioner. Not only does this provide a clean and fresh base to work with but these products work to nourish and protect both the scalp and hair from heat styling. Once washed, rough dry hair with your hands and smooth out the ends with a brush (Sonia Kashuk).
Whether you like to part your hair to the side or down the middle set your desired part and flat iron hair from the mid-length to ends using your straightening iron (GHD Tri-Zone).
Thereafter, grab your hair into a low set ponytail and let pieces fall naturally. Using your hairbrush, tease the ponytail for major fullness and pin hair into a neat bun. If you’d like a more dramatic touch, tease hair at the crown for extra texture which will create soft fly-aways and dimension.
Now that your hair is fully styled, finish the look by lightly veiling hair in a mist of hairspray (Oribe Superfine Hairspray).
The key is to keep the look effortless but polished. This look was all about framing and highlighting the dress. "With the dress being so pretty, I wanted the hair to stay off her face, but to still have soft movement. I wanted her hair to look breeze blown, but still keep it up and off the dress," says Jen.
Now that you’ve mastered this simple yet elegant chignon, grab your favorite gown and head out to a glamorous event or pair this style with your best LBD for a timeless classic look.