This year the Oscars did not fail to disappoint with princess worthy ball gowns, dresses in hues of pale pink to vibrant red and a pretty return to all things sequins.
Hair made news as much as the beautiful dresses and while Adele's vintage 1960's style blow-out was a winner to match her Jenny Packham dress; the top hairstyles seen on Amy Adams, Kerry Washington, Nicole Kidman and Zoe Saldana are simply gorgeous and easy to create for your own special red carpet event.
Here are the major trends:
- Hair with a loose wave to recreate a French 30's mood - Zoe Saldana
- Long and classic with a touch of volume - Kerry Washington
- A messy modern chignon that has a 50's vibe - Amy Adams
- Textured updo - Nicole Kidman
Here is how to create the looks.
Zoe Saldana wore an elegant Alexis Mabille gown and the French style was complimented by the loose wave parted to the side.
- Part newly washed hair to one side, then wave it with 1.5" barrel iron, working away from her face.
- Brush hair out lightly with a Paddle Brush, then tuck it behind the ears and spray with Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray and a spritz of hairspray.
Kerry Washington made a glittering Oscar red carpet entrance wearing glamorous coral Miu Miu with a beautiful bow accent. To complement the elegant design, volume and movement were key to creating floating hair behind the shoulders.
(Kerry's hair was at first straightened and volumizing Mousse was applied at the root area.)
- Divide hair into an S-wave, starting at the nape and working up to sides and top and curl with a curling iron.
- Section off the top and back of the hair, tease the crown and sides for lift and volume, then comb over the hair lightly and brought it back down.
- Finish with hairspray and make sure you stand about 3 inches away to ensure full coverage.
Amy Adams pale blue Oscar de la Renta ball gown and classic 1950's glamour was perfect with a tousled chignon with a classic shape.
(It is important to remember a chignon requires perfect ends, so after you wash hair apply) conditioner to hair ends)
- Begin by applying Mousse to the roots and blow dry hair.
- Set hair with large size sponge rollers to create texture, and spray each section with hairspray.
- Leave rollers in for one hour, remove rollers and finger-brush the hair before brushing at the crown.
- Brush back hair and tie into a loose ponytail at the nape of the neck (about 2” away from the scalp), then push it back to the nape and up to create a nice high crown.
- Roll hair into a messy chignon, letting a bit of the backcombing show, and pin it in place.
Nicole Kidman shimmered in a black and gold L’Wren Scott gown and an elegant textured updo that was a bit tousled and framed her face.
- Work Mousse through the roots, and blow dry hair using a small round brush to hold in body and texture.
- Use a curling iron to random sections to create imperfect waves, texture and movement.
- Loosely gather hair and pull hair to one side, then twist it and create a loose bun shape secured with bobby pins.
- Spray the bun with hairspray and let a few hair strands fall toward the face to create a sexy look.
All of these styles were created exclusively by Moroccanoil stylists and products.
Hope you find a reason to have your own star worthy moment and may you have beautiful hair.