Thursday, February 23, 2012

Stars tend to play it safe and classic on the red carpet

The Romantic: This look was influenced by the spring 2012 runways and has been one of the biggest red-carpet hits so far. Romantic color schemes include dusty roses, pale pinks and creamy browns. Hair is whimsical, in a soft updo or worn down and lightly textured. Examples include Dianna Agron’s updo at the SAG awards, and Jessica Biel and Charlize Theron at the Golden Globes.
The Bombshell: This consists of a smoky eye and a nude (or any range of berry) lip. Hair can be worn down, usually with volume or curls, or in a modern updo or sleek ponytail. Sofia Vergara embodies this look: She’s been seen in all of her bombshell glory at the Producers Guild, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards. Others who favored the trend include Angelina Jolie and Zoë Saldana at the SAGs, and Salma Hayek at the Golden Globes.
The Classic: Here is is the most glamorous Oscar look. Think Old Hollywood—red lips, thick liner and a bevy of lashes (real, fake or both). Hair is either in a simple updo or a deep part and loose curls à la the screen siren era. Among those who opted for the Classic were Jessica Chastain, who modernized it with a nude lip at the SAG awards; Angelina Jolie at the Golden Globes; and Anne Hathaway at last year’s Oscars. While we haven’t seen the Classic in abundance this awards season, there is no doubt it will have its place on Oscar night.
This year’s awards season has seen its fair share of braids, bold lips and even a brief homage to ’60s hair. But on Oscar night, as hair guru Harry Josh puts it, “stars tend to play it safe and classic on the red carpet.” Keeping that in mind, these looks are bound to dominate this Sunday.

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