Beauty High February 26, 2014

Beauty High

Wednesday February 26, 2014

Oscars Hair: Stylists Predict the Red Carpet Looks That Will Rule


We live for awards season the same way we do for fashion week, royal weddings, and Halloween—because when else do the hair, makeup, and nails looks so good it hurts? With the Golden Globes, SAG, Critics Choice, and Grammys out of the way, we can now get ready for the one major event that really counts: the Oscars.


As every major actress prepares to look her best on March 2nd by undergoing facials, cleanses, boot camp workouts, and a bajillion dress fittings, we prepare to be in awe of some serious beauty looks—ladies, please don’t disappoint us. We want structured updos! And bejeweled talons! And smokey eyes accented by lashes so long, we question whether or not their owner can see straight.

Since we’re a bit impatient counting down the days, hours, and minutes before the mani and glam cams get going, we turned to the experts to get an inkling of what we can expect to see on Hollywood’s chicest heads on the red carpet. Flip through this gallery to hear their suggestions for the big night.

"Whether she is wearing her hair super short or a bit longer with a little height, Lupita can't go wrong. The trick for her red carpet hairstyle is adding shine and keeping any frizz or flyaways at bay. I think keeping it simple is best for this young beauty as she attends the Oscars. Using an oil and a shine spray to add sheen and shine will keep her hair healthy and radiant." —Adrianne Johnston, Senior Stylist at Maxine Salon