As a hairdresser, it’s fun to be inspired by what other hairdressers are doing, and by which hairstyles celebrities choose to wear on the red carpet. Of course, with that comes a healthy amount of competition, with other hairdressers, but it’s all in good fun!
For me the Academy Awards are more about the hair and fashion than the movies themselves, so I definitely have a strong opinion about all of the Oscar night looks. This year we saw a little bit of everything on the red carpet, from soft updo’s to sleek ponytails to edgy rocker chic. There were hits and misses but here are the looks that deserved an award for best hair in my book…..
Zoe Saldana– Her low tousled bun is flirty and romantic. I love how the loose curls frame her face. By far, this was my favorite look of the night!
Lady Gaga– Her ponytail is completely in style right now (would we really expect anything different from Lady Gaga?). The first time I saw this look was when I was working in Milan and replicating a look that was created for a Dolce & Gabbana ad campaign that featured models with low wrapped ponytails accessorized by a hairpiece or flower. Lady Gaga nailed the look!
Rita Ora– Her look is sleek, versatile and chic. What I like most about it is her hair color. It compliments her skin tone perfectly. I also love the way she left her eyebrows a darker color. With the platinum blond hair and deep side swept part it looks like she has a halo surrounding her exotic features.
Chrissy Teigen– Her look is glamorous and timeless. The streaks of blond add movement to her waves. Her hair is blonder at the ends and a little darker on top, which creates a lot of dimension. Her make-up is flawless!
Emma Stone– She has a fun asymmetrical updo. The waves are beautifully done and the look is clean and polished. I would have done exactly the same thing with her hair, as the waves bring out the shine of her warm red locks.
Keira Knightly– The center part adds a bit of romance to her look. The waves are soft and relaxed and the Chanel headband is a perfect finishing touch. It looks retro yet Victorian.
Hope you enjoyed my 2015 Academy Awards hair commentary. All these actresses look beautiful and I can’t wait to recreate these looks on my clients!
Individual photo credits: Harpersbazaar.com, thegloss.com,totalbeauty.com