Three Oscar Winning Hair Styles

March 3rd, 2011

I can’t hide it anymore. I have to say something. I think Scarlett Johansson really needs to lather-rinse-repeat and then condition. She clearly hasn’t mastered the fine art of brushing your hair either. Why else would her body and face look so stunning last Sunday on the Red Carpet, but yet her locks looked so very tragically dry and frizzy?

Yes…Hollywood’s most glamorous night, when we gather around the TV and gaze in awe at the luscious hairstyles (those who use conditioner have them, anyway).

Here are my three faves and Leon de Magistris, owner and stylist of elite salon Leon & Co. in Belmont, shared how to get all this Hollywood glam at home.

Natalie Portman in Rodarte – sleek waves:

Quickly blow dry hair with a large flat brush.  Section off hair into large velcro rollers or hot rollers.  After 5-10 minutes, remove the rollers, comb through hair with your fingers to create loose, “lazy” waves.  Create a deep side part and sweep hair to the side, pushing it behind the ears.  Finish off with hair spray or spray wax.

Mila Kunis in Elie Saab Haute Couture– romantic updo:

Blow dry your hair smooth and use hot rollers or a large-barrel curling iron to create curls in the back (leaving the front and crown soft and sleek).  Once the back and ends of the hair is curled, start twisting 1 to 2-inch sections of hair and pin up with a bobby pin, working your way up from the back.  As you work your way up, loop hair around the bun and secure with a bobby pin.  Complete the look by adding a brooch or hair pin and spraying with hairspray to secure.

Reese Witherspoon in Giorgio Armani Privé – modern ponytail:

To best achieve this modern, sleek look, Leon suggests buying  a “fall” (usually between $25-$40) – which is bigger and longer than a regular hairpiece or wig and is attached to a clip, making it easier to attach to a ponytail.  Once you’ve purchased the hairpiece, Leon suggests styling it as you would a regular ponytail and trimming the ends as necessary.  Tease hair at the top of the head with a small comb.  Smooth hair back with your hands and secure into a ponytail.  Attach the fall and smooth with hairspray and shine spray.

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One Response to “Three Oscar Winning Hair Styles”

  1. Becca says:

    None (!) of these work well for us curly-girls. I need advice on nice new not-to-difficult do-s other than a blow out – which requires blowing my curls out at least three times to get them straight.

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