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The red carpet is a magical place full of fabulous gowns, sparkly jewels and sexy stilettos. And while diamonds and Diors may be completely out of reach for most of us mere mortals, one piece of the total picture is actually accessible—namely the hairstyles. This year’s Academy Awards red carpet produced dozens of #hairgoals—modeled by Hollywood’s most stunning women and created by their uber-talented glam squads. Here are this year’s Oscar hair standouts. Even if you don’t have Donatella in your contact list, you can certainly steal these hairstyles for your next red carpet-worthy event!

SASSY, channeling Taraji P. Henson

Why it works:

The deep side part, eye-grazing bangs and slightly disheveled hair texture give this hairstyle a sexy, pillow-tossed look that prevents the whole shebang from taking itself too serious. Luscious caramel highlights add another playful element, and add dimension to the bob haircut.

You’ll need this:

Messy texture is one thing but frizz is not ok on a red carpet.  Use a volumizing hairspray that supports volume and body but puts the kibosh on frizz.
Easy glam Emma Stone

EASY GLAM, channeling Emma Stone

Why it works:

This Oscar winner gets an “Easy A” for waves that strike the perfect balance between loosely-defined and polished. Bonus points for that red hair color—it’s healthy and shiny with loads of subtle dimension.

You’ll need this:

The red carpet is the place to shine, and shine happens when you finish your style with a hair treatment oil formulated for color-treated hair. Apply one-to-two pumps to your finished hairstyle to amp up the shine and control flyaways.
Channeling Ruth Negga

ADORNED, channeling Ruth Negga

Why it works:

Who says short hair can’t look fancy? Here’s the Hollywood hair stylists’ secret to glamming up their cropped clients—add an embellishment! Ruth’s ruby tiara complements her jewels and her high-necked gown. You can achieve the same look with a cute headband.

You’ll need this:

When working with headbands, it’s important to create as much root lift as possible. Use a volumizing foam on damp hair, and dry with a small round brush while lifting your hair at the scalp.
felicity jones

ELEGANT, channeling Felicity Jones

Why it works:

Simple yet elegant, this look is amazing for on and off the red carpet.

You’ll need this:

To prepare for this look it is important to create initial volume and texture throughout the hair when damp. Lightly spray Biolage R.A.W. Replenish Hair Oil Mist throughout the ends to create a beautiful shine. Using a barrel brush, begin blow drying sections of hair. Next, create luscious curls with hot rollers. After removing the rollers, brush the hair through and pull hair into a half-up, half-down look by taking the sides of the hair and pulling them behind the head, securing with a few bobby pins. 
Alicia Vikander

BALLERINA CHIC, channeling Alicia Vikander

Why it works:

Top knot usually signals an “I skipped my shampoo” day, but this textured and crafted version is carefully prepped with lots of texture and expanded for maximum volume.

You’ll need this:

The foundation of this look is all about the loads of airy texture created in the hair before fashioning the top knot. Prep damp strands with a lightweight dry texture hair foam before drying and creating loose waves with a curling iron. Then gather it into the top knot, secure, and gently loosen the knot and the hair on top.

Classic Twist Emma Roberts

CLASSIC WITH A TWIST, channeling Emma Roberts

Why it works:

The s-curved Hollywood waves are pure glam, but the golden apricot hair color puts a modern spin on this hair style.

You’ll need this:

To create these waves, wrap small pieces around a 1-inch curling iron from the tip to the root. Before curling, mist each section with a heat protection spray to prevent damage. Clip each curl after setting, and wait until the hair cools. Then remove the clips and brush through to blend the hair.
Natural woman Halle Berry

NATURAL WOMAN, channeling Halle Berry

Why it works:

Well first of all, Halle’s never had a red carpet misstep. And just when one comes to expect her usual cropped pixie, she takes a left turn with a full head of glorious curls. Dimensional mocha highlights placed with random perfection increase the awesomeness of this curly hair style.

You’ll need this:

Curly girls know a good curl cream is their best friend. Work it evenly from root to ends through damp hair and then comb through before drying with a diffuser or doing a twist set. Once hair is dry, you can add more to help define curls.
Blonde bombshell

BLONDE BOMBSHELL

The hair vibe: Blonde bombshell

Why it works:

Cool blonde highlights paired with a deep side part and a deep, sexy wave produce the ultimate in touchable glam.

You’ll need this:

To make sure your blonde hair keeps its cool, it’s smart to add a purple shampoo to your hair care routine. These formulas contain a small amount of violet dye that will cancel out any unwanted yellow, brassy tones that can occur as a result of UV exposure, minerals in your water or color fading.
Jessica Biel

EGYPTIAN GODDESS, channeling Jessica Biel

Why it works:

Sleek strands, a crisp middle part and a ladylike twist play an understated role for a dramatic dress.

You’ll need this:

This look starts with a flawless blow dry to smooth strands to perfection. Prep damp strands with a heat protection blow dry cream that will control frizz and create a glossy finish. 

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