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Oscar Hair Tips and Trends from Pravana Celeb Stylist Sacha Quarles

February 27, 2012

The starlets at last night’s Academy Awards looked more glamorous than ever.  PRAVANA Celebrity Stylist Sacha Quarles dishes on three standout sophisticated styles and gives tips of how to create your own version at home.

Rooney Mara
Expert Perspective: “One word – flawless! It’s a gorgeous teardrop updo with beautifully placed bangs.  I was a little partial to this hairstyle because it is so similar to the style I gave Kristen Davis on Sex & the City.”

 

 

 

 

How to Get the Look:

  • Start by applying a volumizing mousse, like PRAVANA Elevate Botanical Root Boost, to wet hair and blow out with a large round brush
  • Apply a heat protectant to dry hair and set in hot rollers
  • Take down roller set once hair is fully cooled
  • Use a boar blend brush to smooth hair into a high ponytail
  • Backcomb the pony to give it structure, then smooth over the top
  • Spray a bit of hair spray to keep flyaways down
  • Wrap the hair around two fingers until it rolls up into itself
  • Secure the hair at the base of the loop, under the base of the pony
  • Using fingertips, lightly fan the hair out on both sides
  • To finish, use a strong-hold hairspray, like PRAVANA Finish Rock Hard Mist, to add shine and lock in the style

Milla Jojovich
Expert Perspective: “This hair was a brilliant take on the 1930’s. I loved that the shadow waves were not too tight to the face. It was a perfect way to evoke a modern style with a period feel. It reminded me of the hair at L’Wren Scott during F/W 2012 New York Fashion Week – my absolute favorite runway look of the week!”

 

 

 

 

How to Get the Look:

  • Start by applying a volumizing mousse to wet hair and blow out with a large round brush
  • Heat up a ¾” curling iron
  • Apply a heat protectant, like PRAVANA Keratin Fusion Thermal Insulator, to dry hair
  • Choose which side you’d like to part the hair on
  • Curl the hair in small sections; curl under, going away from the part toward the nape of the neck, down toward the ear in small sections
  • Let the hair cool completely and rake through the style with fingers to gently separate the curls
  • Adjust the hair into the shape that is the most flattering for you
  • Finish with a medium hold hairspray, such as PRAVANA Super Shape

Tina Fey
Expert Perspective: “Head to toe, I think this is the best Tina has ever looked. I loved her in this high modern oversized bun. The hairstyle had perfect balance – couldn’t ask for a better execution of this style.”

 

 

How to Get the Look:

  • Start by applying a volumizing mousse to wet hair and blow out with a medium sized round brush
  • Apply a heat protectant, such as PRAVANA Keratin Fusion Thermal Insulator,  to dry hair and set hair in hot rollers
  • Remove the roller set once hair is fully cooled
  • Take a boar blend brush and smooth the hair away from the face toward the back
  • Backcomb from the hairline to the crown to achieve a soft lift before you get to the bun
  • Pull hair back into a high ponytail
  • Backcomb the pony to give it structure and volume, and then smooth the top layer of the hair
  • Start wrapping the hair loosely around the ponytail holder
  • Pin the style in with long hair pins
  • Pull at the bun until you get the desired shape
  • Finish with a strong hairspray to make the look last all night

*Tip:  If your hair doesn’t look as full as you would like, use extensions that match your hair color to achieve volume to create an Oscar-worthy look.

 

 

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