Actress Kerry Washington looked simply stunning on last night's Oscars red carpet wearing a dusty purple, strapless Jason Wu gown, a beautiful beachy hair look and deep, velvety, plum-colored nails.The Hair:
Minnie Driver attended Vanity Fair's annual Oscar party donning a beautiful black beaded strapless gown and statement necklace with long sweeping locks to complete the look. "We had been planning this look for weeks if not longer," said Minnie's stylist Melissa deZarate. "In fact, this hairstyle came to mind before she was even choosing her dress. I wanted to showcase a new look that no one had seen on her. We kept her hair smooth and less formal so that it wouldn't be competing with her jewelry and corseted dress."Get the Look:
For the 2014 Oscars celebration, celebrity stylist Jonathan Hanousek created a playful, long layered pixie with side-swept bangs that highlighted actress Kristen Chenoweth's signature look of refined whimsy. To achieve the look, Hanousek sprayed L’Oréal Professionnel Fresh Dust dry shampoo after the hair had set to build volume and texture on Chenoweth's short, fine locks.
Ethan Hawke looked incredibly dapper at the Academy Awards, where he was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for Before Midnight. Ethan was wearing his hair shorter for a film role, so his stylist, Lauren Kaye Cohen, wanted to make sure it had a lot of great texture. "Ethan is so handsome that I wanted his hair to look a bit rugged," Lauren said. "Because his cut is very short on the sides and in the back, we didn't want it to give off a military feel.
At last night's 86th Academy Awards, celebrity stylist Lona Vigi gave Sarah Paulson a sleek, sophisticated, perfectly un-perfect hair look to complement and modernize her classic gown. To create body and prevent hair from falling flat, Vigi used L’Oréal Professionnel Life Extrême on roots and combed it throughout the hair.
Mark Hampton, TONI&GUY® Hair Meet Wardrobe™ Global Ambassador, created a glamorous yet edgy look for Sunday night’s award presenter, Anna Kendrick. “We decided to go with a modern take on the timeless French twist to complement Anna’s intricate neckline on her fabulous dress. A little glam, a little punkLinspired – the look is totally Anna and perfect for a long night of red carpets and photo opps.” – Mark Hampton How to:
To conceive the creations for his CZAR Fall/Winter 2014 line, Mexican-American designer Cesar Galindo considered the needs of a modern woman who’s always on the go. Technology allows for exceptional mobility, meaning that business can be conducted in a café, on a New York City sidewalk or at an evening event. A gal this flexible needs a tractable wardrobe to match, thus his collection, Altered States, boasts a kaleidoscope of digital graphics and easy-to-wear print patterns in purple, blue and gray.
Hairstyles, like fashions, come and go as each new generation tries to break away from what came before. Over the past century, hair has evolved drastically, with certain looks mimicking those of a previous era while others are truly new and innovative. Of these styles, some prominently stand out, both because of their ingenuity as well as their connection to cultural change and revolution. From women's suffrage to the Civil Rights Movement to personal identity, hair has served as a reflection of society and forward progress.