The Academy Awards are a time for glitz and glamour, and the upcoming 85th Academy Awards on February 24th will be no exception. In its long history the fashions and hairstyles of this night are awaited with almost as much expectation as the announcement of the Oscar winners. The trends of the next season can be seen on this prestigious night, and hairstylists all across the country will be asked to duplicate these styles. Since the Oscars are just around the corner, it might be fun to see some of the hottest hairstyles of the past decade. Here are five of the top Oscar hairstyles of the past few years.
|In 2009 Reese Witherspoon won an Oscar for her performance as June Carter Cash in “Walk the Line”. Her hair was styled in a sophisticated chignon. To get this style, apply some texturizing spray to damp hair and blow dry it with the diffuser attachment. Scrunch your hair as you dry it, and then sweep it back into a ponytail. Twist random sections of your hair around the base of the ponytail and secure them with bobby pins.|
|Charlize Theron wore her hair in a wavy bob in 2004. This style is achieved by old fashioned pin curls. Apply mousse to damp hair and blow dry it until it is almost dry, but still damp. Create a deep side part and divide your hair into one inch section, roll them each up into a pin curl and secure with two bobby pins. Once your hair is completely dry, unclip the bobby pins, gently brush it out, and form the curls into soft waves with a comb.|
|Cate Blanchette’s half updo is still a very chic style. In 2008 Cate wore her hair in the pretty feminine style when she was nominated for her role in “Elizabeth: The Golden Age”. Get lots of body by using a small round brush when you blow dry your hair, and backcombing at the crown. Let your hair part naturally and pull back a section from the front and secure it with bobby pins at the nape of your neck.|
|Amanda Seyfried was old style Hollywood glamour in 2009 when she wore her hair in sexy long waves. Use a large one inch curling iron on dry hair, pinning the curls up until the are cool. Once your hair is cool gently brush it into long soft waves and apply a shine spray or anti-frizz product for extra gloss.|
|In 2008 Jessica Alba was a glowing expectant mother, but her braided chignon stole the show. This may look like a complicated style, but it is easy to recreate. Blow dry your hair with a round brush, and take two inch sections from your temples to the tops of your ears and clip them to one side. Braid random sections of your hair and twist and swirl them together to form a messy bun. Take the two pieces from the front of your hair and French braid them along your hairline, and then create normal braids on the end. Pull these back and secure them into the bun.|
These are just a few of the hottest Oscar hairstyles from the past decade. If you see a style you like and want to try out, ask your stylist to help you recreate it, and recommend professional styling products to achieve the results you want. This year’s Oscars promise to be just as glamorous and exciting as past events. It will be fun to see what hairstyles the stars come up with in February.