Oscar Beauty Special: How to Get These Red-Carpet Hairstyles
Only a few performers can walk off with an Academy Award each year (and mean ol’ Meryl Streep doesn’t like to share), but at least these ladies can all go to bed as winners, knowing that they looked fabulous. For style and beauty watchers, the Oscars are like the Olympics and a wedding and a fashion show and a makeover montage all rolled into one sparkly, Spanxed evening. Let’s take a look at the ladies who deserved an award for outstanding beauty last night.
So as not to compete with her high-necked dress, celebrity hairstylist Mara Roszak decided to keep the look simple in the front, with a girly, modern bun in the back. Roszak started by blow-drying Emma’s hair using Couture Color Pequi Oil Treatment to protect those gorgeous red locks from the heat as well as keep it soft and shiny. Next, she fastened the hair into a mid-height ponytail, loosely wrapping pieces of hair around the base and securing each one with a bobby pin. “I wanted to keep Emma’s hair structured without feeling too stiff,” Roszak said, “And the bun allowed for her look to be simple and elegant, yet fresh.” For extra shine, the look was topped off with a gloss of Couture Color Pequi Oil Finishing Polish.
TRESemmé celeb stylist John D. created this loose, pageboy-inspired style, and started by combing TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Mousse through wet hair. Next, he blow-dried Maya’s hair with a round brush, and then used a large-barrel curling iron to curl small sections of hair using TRESemmé Thermal Creations Curl Activator Spray. Once he curled Maya’s entire head, he parted the hair on the right side and swept it toward her left shoulder, brushing in a few sprays of TRESemmé TRES Two Ultra Fine Mist. He finished by fastening the hair at the nape of the neck with a few bobby pins.
If you were distracted by her cape, you may not have noticed Gwyneth’s low, volumized ponytail. It was created by stylist Adir Abergel, who started by parting hair on the side, applying Frederic Fekkai Coiff Ironless Straightening Balm, and then blow-dried using his fingers. Once her hair was dry, Abergel used a flat iron to get it stick-straight, then applied Fekkai Advanced Brilliant Glossing Cream all along the hair shaft to impart shine and sparkle. He pulled the hair back at the nape of the neck and secured with elastic bands, using Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray to tame any flyaways.
“We wanted [this hair] to be all about shine and a high-gloss finish,” said her stylist Harry Josh. Josh, an International Creative Consultant for John Frieda, prepped Rose’s wet hair with new John Frieda Full Repair Style Revival, to protect it from heat and create sleekness. Once he blow-dried her hair, Josh flat-ironed it in sections to create a pin-straight look, avoiding the roots to preserve a touch of volume. Once he parted her hair, he used John Frieda Full Repair Touch-Up Flyaway Tamer on her bangs and near the crown. The mascara-like wand helps control wispy baby hairs and keeps them under control.
Stylist Chris McMillan (yes, the same stylist who created Jennifer Aniston’s signature shag) styled Michelle’s pixie cut by applying a dime-sized dollop of Couture Color Pequi Oil Treatment to her wet hair. He let Michelle’s hair dry naturally, then plumped up the shape with a bit of volumizing mousse and fluffed with a medium-barrel round brush for instant, easy glam.
Fekkai stylist Didier Malige handled presenter Natalie Portman’s hair, creating a glamorous, 1950s look. On wet hair, he applied Fekkai Coiff Oceanique Tousled Wave Spray and then blow-dried using a large round-barrel brush. Once the hair was dry, he used a medium-width curling iron to create soft waves and curls all over, sweeping them to the left side to give her an Old Hollywood screen siren feel. For a boost of shine, he finished with Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Cream.