Celeb Style: Oscars 2010 Hair Trends and Tips

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Not only were the gowns purely amazing on the celebs last night, the hair truly made these ladies shine. Lots of popular looks seen at the Oscars this year and with the help of Gatsby Salon in New Jersey, here are some hair tips on how to get their look.

The Look: Voluminous Up’ Do

Celebs like Miley Cyrus, Kristen Stewart, and Vera Farmiga wore this look.

“Volume gave a new twist to the traditional up’do”, ” says Gatsby Salon stylist Denise Gunnello.

To get the look:

1.      Start with using a volumizer on damp hair’s roots. (Try Gatsby Salon’s Texture Lift, $12.50)

2.      Blowdry hair using your fingers to create volume and texture within your hair.

3.      Once hair is completely dry, tease hair from temple to temple, beginning along the hairline.

4.      Smooth out slightly with fingers to give it an “unpolished look”.

5.      Use your fingers to direction hair towards the back of your head.

6.      Apply a flexible hold spray to keep teased hair in place as you create the back of the look.

7.      Begin gathering hair at the nape of your neck in a loose, messy bun-type shape.

8.      Use bobby pins to secure hair in place.  TIP: Create an X by criss-crossing bobby pins to create a more secure style.

9.      Use a medium to strong hold hairspray to ensure this look lasts throughout the evening.

The Look: Side Swept Waves

Celebs like Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, and Sandra Bullock wore this look.

“The Veronica Lake look was in full bloom at this year’s Oscars, ” says Gayle Giacomo owner and expert stylist, Gatsby Salon in Green Brook, NJ. Sandra Bullock, Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz laminated the red carpet with this timeless style.”

To get this look:

1.      Start with using a volumizer on damp hair’s roots. (Try Gatsby Salon’s Texture Lift, $12.50)

2.      Use a blow dryer to remove excess moisture from hair.

3.      Section hair into five sections. A right and left section at the nape of the neck, a section on the right and left sides of your head, and the top of your head.

4.      Blowdry each section using a round brush and dry hair in a vertical direction, pulling the hair straight up from your head to create volume and lift at the root.

5.      After entire head is dried, form the same 5 sections.  Use a 1 ½ inch barrel curling iron to curl sections, beginning at the bottom of hair sections.

6.      To create an arch and bend at the root, place the iron on the root and pull upwards as you move it to the ends of the hair.

7.      Once the iron has reached the ends, keep the curling iron horizontal as you rotate the iron back towards the root area, creating a curl. Once hair is heated in this position, release the iron from the hair, letting the hair fall.

8.      Follow immediately with a flexible hold hairspray (Try Gatsby Salon’s Structura Shaping Spray, $14.95) and allow hair to cool.

9.      Repeat steps 6 through 8 until your entire head is curled.

10. Allow at least ten minutes for hair to cool entirely before touching it.

11. Turn head upside down and use a paddle brush to brush through your entire head.

12. Create a part that suits your style and use your fingers to tame and place hair to the direction you desire.

13. Complete style by using a holding spray to secure this look.

The Look: Sleek and Sleek

Celebs like Amanda Seyfried, Elizabeth Banks, and Nicole Richie wore this look.

“”Sleek hair gave ladies like Elizabeth Banks, Amanda Seyfried and Nicole Richie a very polished look that went great with their wardrobe choices”, ” says Shannon Gilmore, stylist at Gatsby Salon.

To get the look:

1.      Apply a smoothing serum to damp hair before drying.

2.      Create the part you will use for your finished style (a side part works well).

3.      Begin drying hair in a downward direction, keeping this part throughout the blowdry.  This will make the part distinguished and prominent as the style shows.

4.      Once hair is completely dry, use a fine toothed comb to slick hair back into a ponytail.  Use a thin elastic to secure the ponytail in the middle of your head.

5.      Loosely wrap hair around the elastic to create a bun and secure with bobby pins.

6.      Use a medium hold hairspray to lock hair in place and mist a shine spray to illuminate hair.

7.      Add a metallic or glittery head band (like Elizabeth Banks) to accentuate the look.

Thanks to Gatsby Salon for the tips.

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