The 2016 Oscars was definitely the march of the bob brigade, when Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Nicole Kidman, and other luminaries sporting blunt, choppy cuts in various hues of blonde, brunette, and even lavender. The red carpet ladies at this year’s Oscars were all about style, not cut.
From Daisy Ridley’s elegant Star Wars-inspired updo to Kate Winslet’s glamorous waves, everyone’s hair was stylish, sleek, and showy. There were no stick-straight locks or loose, windblown curls in sight.
Jennifer Lawrence looked stunning with her asymmetrical platinum blonde hair worn loose, accentuating her cheekbones and gorgeous eye makeup. Reese Witherspoon, who sported natural makeup except for the bright spot of lip colour, also wore her hair sleek and straight.
The ladies who opted for timeless hairstyles included Daisy Ridley, who styled an intricate upknot and Rooney Mara, who definitely got the right kind of attention with her chic updo. Alicia Vikander wore a stunning half-up half-down style that showed off her classic features.
Priyanka Chopra and Kerry Washington pulled their luxurious tresses back into sexy ponytails, and Sofia Vergera made her version of this sassy style stand out more with an elegant mid-part. Everyone agreed that Olivia Munn rocked her own low, flipped ponytail.
Fans of the bun found plenty of red carpet inspiration. Olivia Wilde combined an intricate braid ensemble with a tight bun, making her resemble a Grecian goddess. Charlize Theron used a side fringe to add style and character to her neatly tied bun. Nominee Rachel McAdams paired her newly platinum bun with sexy smoky eye makeup, and Jennifer Garner went for a puffed bun that made her look composed and playful at the same time.
Lady Gaga channeled her sense of drama into a beautiful retro style that turned her platinum locks into a mass of gorgeous waves. Andra Day also resurrected the best of the 1960s with dramatic waves and bright lipstick.
From sleek ponytails and cascading waves to braided updos and ultra-high topknots, you can always count on the Oscars for style ideas you can adapt for date night, an evening with the girls, or an upscale family function. Whatever you have planned, take a look at the great range of Neal & Wolf styling products and you’ll look so great that you might want to have an acceptance speech of your own ready!