The dresses were glamorous; the make up flawless; the teeth whiter than white; the bling abundant; but how did the celebrity hair fare at this year’s Academy Awards?
|Kate Winslet||Penelope Cruz|
|Freida Pinto||Vanessa Hudgens|
Celebrity stylist and GMTV regular Richard Ward gives his verdict on the hair up dos on the Oscars’ red carpet.
Kate has great beauty and confidence and really pulls off this 1950’s Grace Kelly inspired hair up. It’s a definite look that needs to be styled in a salon – no home styling here!
“The foundation is essential here. It’s a classical set that’s then dressed in a soft wave and pinned into a low tuck-under at the nape of the neck. Key products would be styling lotion, hairspray and then a soft bristle brush and comb to create the waves.”
This is a bold look that is perfect for her Oscar-winning speech. Because Kate is a classical looking actress she really carries this beautiful style elegantly.”
Another classical hair up do that the Hollywood elite like to wear. It’s quite simple and understated something that maybe she thought is right for the economical climate.
“The hair needs body at the foundation, so set with heated rollers and then simply sweep back into a ponytail, secure and then create into a bun. It’s very subtle and looks like she could have just styled it herself. The fringe keeps its grounded.”
“It works for Penelope as she looks at home wearing it. But, it’s nothing special. it doesn’t really shine and it looks like she is down playing her look.”
“This is quite a classical Indian up do and incorporates lots of twists and pins to create a beautiful look. I really like the uniqueness of this look on the Hollywood carpet. It’s almost down played glamour.”
“Again the foundation is about getting that movement and body. Then hair is twisted and knotted in sections and pinned at the nape of the neck. The front section is styled with very soft body to give definition to her petite face frame.”
“A beautiful red carpet look that certainly works. Freida has a real air of knowing she looks good – but in a good way!”
This is your classic curl updo that works well on younger women. It keeps it light and fun without the harshness that some classical updo’s can do to a younger woman.
“It’s all about the curls and body for this look! Using styling irons or rollers, hair is pinned up from the nape to the crown of the neck.”
“This is a good red carpet look because Vanessa is young and can get away with it. The tendrils around the side soften the look and keep it playful.”
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