Of course, the day after the Oscars, there is a slew of great commentary out there. That will be no different in this article. With such stunning dresses, hair and makeup at the Oscars, many were just glued to the TV all evening. Take a look at Reese Witherspoon's classic look, with luscious curls cascading down her shoulder. This is an easy look for someone to create, if they have the right tools.
To create that extreme side-part, and get it to stay that way, takes a few tried and true techniques:
- While hair is wet, use a tourmaline blow dryer with a director nozzle on the end of it. Tourmaline produces ions that make your hair strands lay flat. No fly-aways here!
- No need to blast your hair away- keep the strength on low and the heat on Medium for fine hair, or High for thicker, coarse hair. The tourmaline will ensure the hair lays flat without loosing volume.
- Add a little root lift right in the part. This will hold the part for hours, if not all day.
- Dry hair with the director nozzle in the part, facing the direction you want the hair to lay.
- Use a round brush to direct the hair the direction you want it to go. In this case, the director can position the airflow back behind the ear for her left side, and a bit more forward and across the crown headed the opposite direction for her right side. Try to make the air flow parallel to the hair, not directly AT the hair- if you can imagine that.
To create the large curls, you have two options:
- Wear large curlers to set the hair and blow dry, using a setting spray. Once the rollers are taken out, do NOT brush out the curl.
- Use a beveled edge iron, such as a Tong, and curl the hair. It will create a bigger curl. Immediately hairspray. If you brush this, only do 1 or 2 strokes so that the curl does not get lost.
Every now and again, swoop the hair over the front of your shoulder and flash a smile. I hope you enjoyed this short tutorial. Let us know in the comments below how it worked for you!