Celebrity hairdresser, Richard Ward comments on his hair highs and lows of the OSCARS 2014 and Jonathan Long, Colour Advisor for nice’n easy shares his tips for creating some of the looks too.
For me, Sandra’s hair is absolutely spot on. Her hair colour is a beautifully rich, glossy chocolate hue which really complements her skin tone, and her hair is styled with 1950’s inspired tumbling waves, which are draped over her right shoulder. The finished style is set off with a deep side parting, which is very on trend, and a slight side fringe, which is highlighted with a tiny hint of colour. The complete look looks very polished and is impeccably finished.
To get Sandra's hair look follow these tips:
Jonathan Long, Colour Advisor for nice’n easy, says: “Sandra Bullock’s stunning curls are a timeless look and are perfect for this occasion. She has taken her hair one to two shades darker and her intense, glossy locks complement her skin tone perfectly, whilst the side-swept style showcases her beautiful décolletage. To get this look inspired by Sandra, I’d recommend nice’n easy Permanent Colour Crème in Rich Dark Brown. It gives glossy-looking locks to mimic Sandra’s look for true star style. Gorgeous waves are a great way to show off this colour - start with freshly washed hair and rough dry. Then set your hair on heated rollers in a strong side parting and leave for as long as possible. The longer you leave it, the stronger it will set. Then, gently brush the curls out slightly using a flat paddle brush, smoothing out the top and giving a sleek finish. Complete the look with a strong hold hairspray.”
Both Cate's hair style and colour are absolutely stunning; her style is very simple, which goes to show that less is always more, especially when teamed with such a ‘busy’ dress. Her colour blends both rich and creamy buttery tones which work beautifully with her colouring. The style is very of the moment with its soft waves and deep parting, and I love the ‘tucked behind the ear’ finish which really works to bring the whole look together.
Classic blonde, Cate Blanchett floated down the red carpet with effortless, classic relaxed waves. Her intricately beaded Armani dress was perfectly paired with the classic glamour of her red carpet waves.
Jonathan Long, Colour Advisor for nice’n easy, comments, “I can understand why the nice’n easy Professional At Home Trend Report showed that 33% of women pick a blonde shade when first colouring their hair with inspiration like this. Her warm skin tone and blue eyes mean this warm honey blonde shade really suits her. Her stunning Armani dress gently complemented her waves, making her hair the crowning glory of this look.
“To re-create this colour look inspired by Cate, I’d recommend nice’n easy Permanent Colour Crème in Natural Light Champagne Blonde. It gives beautiful blonde tones and can be easily achieved at home. The unique Colour Blend TechnologyTM formula in nice’n easy gives you natural tones and highlights and offers long-lasting colour.
To create these gorgeous waves at home, separate the hair into sections. Start from the back, using tongs or a wand to tease the hair into loose curls. Ensure you wrap the hair around the barrel away from the face and the same way each time to ensure a smooth, continuous wave. To hold the look, apply medium-strong hold hairspray.”
Julia's colour really doesn’t work for me at all. It looks very 'patchy' and far too blonde for her skin tone. Saying that, her style was great; she wore a low slung chignon which wasn't as structured as the styles that we saw at last year’s event. The finish style also showcased a beautiful detail at the back which complements the detail in her dress.
I'm afraid that I really disliked Jennifer's colour. It has almost a zebra pint streakiness to it - something that my staff spend time trying to correct in the salon! Personally, I would have liked to have seen her with a much softer colour combination; but instead, it looks like she has some very basic highlights, chunky.