Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Red-Carpet Styles

Sunday was the biggest red-carpet event of the awards' season. Millions watching. Every one of the women at the Oscars went through a tremendous amount of effort to look the way she did—professional hairstylists, makeup artists, etc. So strangely, with all the effort, there was a definite lack of structure to the hair. Most of the longer styles looked 'in transition.' Don't get me wrong, I love long hair, but it's got to be styled. There were some misses and others really got it right. Of course, these are my opinions. You've heard the phrase, "everyone's a critic," it's true. I'm not a consultant to the stars, but I do know hair.

Anne Hathaway's long hair shows the limitations of all one-length hair. There's no pizzazz to it. Gweneth Paltrow's hair on the other hand makes a statement. The beautiful blonde color shines, the style is sleek and her hair is healthy. Overall, a great look.  Mila Kunis updo was very natural in its finish. Again, a good look.

Cate Blanchett and Michelle Williams short cuts were cool. A little volume at the crown—created by a powder boost or backcombing—made the style very modern. Both women have great hair color. Scarlett Johansson's cut is cute, but the finish was wrong for this event. There's a difference between a red-carpet style and just getting out of the shower.

Halle Berry's hair is always terrific, very trendy. Her style has a bit of vice to it, a bit of cheekiness and it works. Helen Mirren's look was fantastic, also. The color was good and the style suited her perfectly.

The guys looked cool. Like the Golden Globe hairstyles, they had more structure. There was definitely an array of deliberate, styled looks on the part of the men.

What did you think of the hairstyles at the Oscar's this year? Check out the winners of the Globe hairstyle poll. I'm surprised more of you didn't vote. Leave a comment - here's your chance to be a critic!

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