2008 Oscar Hair How To: Marion, Katherine, Nicole

Celebrity hairstylist Robert Vetica of Frederic Fekkai Melrose Place Salon demonstrates 2008 Ocar hairstyles and recreates three award worthy styles: Marion Cotillard, Katherine Heigl and Nicole Kidman. These Oscar red carpet re-do’s come courtesy of Access Hollywood – in case you missed it on TV.

Trend Alert: Buns are Back!

Heidi KlumAs I’m sure you noticed on the Academy Awards broadcast the other night, the bun is making a big comeback. My top picks for this simple yet sophisticated hairstyle have got to be Jessica Alba and Heidi Klum. Both bodacious, becoming buns took the looks of the evening from to elegant to enchanting, and are getting lots of media attention. No longer just a quick hairstyle to get your hair out of the way when working out or going to bed, buns and buns with braids are back… and in a big way! In this video clip from Vogue’s Runway Report, expert hairstylist Rodney Cutler shows us how to create a beautiful bun with our favorite Redken products and a hairpin or two.

-CurlyBelle

Celeb Style: Diablo Cody

Diablo CodyI am definitely a fan of Diablo Cody’s street chic wardrobe, choppy hair style, and tongue in cheek attitude. Her personal style is part pin up girl mixed with some rocker chic plus a dash of glamour. For hair this sleek and smooth I’d fire up an FHI Platform 1″ Flat Iron. The Ceramic and Nano-Tourmaline technology will straighten and add tons of award winning shine worthy of any leopard print loving, million dollar shoe wearing, Oscar winner.

2008 Oscar Hair Highlights: Casual Chic

Marion CotillardI was so geared up for the Academy Awards last night. Watching my favorite celebs all decked out in the most glamorous gowns, dripping with jewels, and perfectly coiffed as they sashay down the red carpet oozing fabulosity. This year’s hair focus seemed less glamour goddess and more casual chic. Lots of simple ponytails, sweeping side parts and choppy bangs. For the most part, I liked the hair styles – think straight without being overly slick or polished. Of course there were a few “what was her stylist thinking?” moments that I had to GASP over, but even those are all in good fun. Gossiping over the flops is part of the whole armchair Oscar experience! Plus, I want to be prepared for those entertainment show recaps don’t I?

Here are the hairstyling highlights of the evening and my own award-winners:

Pretty Ponys– Everyone from Miley Cyrus to Cameron Diaz pulled a pony. Smooth but not sleek, posh but not polished. Sophisticated, but not serious. Who rocked it: Jennifer Garner, Anne Hathaway.

Sweeping Side Parts–  A side part can be very flattering, especially when the hair slightly covers one eye ala Veronica Lake. Slightly ‘come hither’ without being overtly sexy. Who swept it best: Amy Adams, Marion Cotillard (pictured).

Controlled Curls– Though not too many carefree curls last night, I say kudos to Katherine Heigl and Julie Christie. My favorite was Diane Lane, she chose Hollywood glamour and it showed last night – absolutely curl-licious.

Beautiful Buns– These starlets were spotted sporting stylish buns in and out of the oven – Jessica Alba, Nicole Kidman. My pick for most becoming bun of the evening: Heidi Klum.

Fringe Bangs– Think choppy not Cleopatra – spotted on Jennifer Hudson and Diablo Cody. And the winner is? Diablo Cody, hands down. She’s also my pick for best hair of the evening.