Best Hair Oscar 2014

It would be a letdown if there wasn’t so much to rave about:  Oscar season has come and gone, but lucky for us, the looks remain.  I’ve been so inspired by the great hairstyles I’ve seen over the last few days!  Here’s a quick roundup of my Top 5 looks of Oscar season 2014.  

Emma Watson.

Emma made her Oscar debut sporting the “rock n’ roll pony” – a gorgeously undone take on the slick looks she’s sported at previous events.  Her relaxed bun was deliberately bedheaded around the edges, leaving the British beauty, with her classic silvery gown and red lips, looking ever so poised and even a touch magical.

 

Sandra Bullock & Margot Robbie.

Both ladies shimmered in their classic Hollywood sexy loose brunette waves (the dark-brown hair was a shocking new twist for usually blonde Margot), cascading slinkily down over one shoulder.  They brought individuality to the look with starkly different makeup styles – Margot’s darkly dangerous, and Sandra’s understated and natural.

 

Julia Roberts.

In yet another colour turnaround, this red carpet veteran has gone the opposite direction from Margot – shifting from a dark shade to a light one with her new take on the faux bob.  Julia’s updo shows less structure than looks she’s worn in past, and a fun new shade which steers well clear of brassy to arrive at a sophisticated golden warmth.

 

Penelopez Cruz.

Proving that a big, high bun is perennially ballerina-beautiful, Penelope was nothing short of statuesque in a classic pale-pink gown elegantly draped to show off her perfectly-toned arms.  She didn’t need much makeup, either, to achieve a look that was both understated and classically elegant.

 

Cate Blanchett. 

Winning Best Actress for her movie Blue Jasmine was probably the best way to top off Cate’s great hair day.  She knocked ‘em dead on the red carpet in a Swarovski-studded Armani Prive gown and romantic clavi-length swirls of blonde hair, in a golden shade that looked gorgeous reflected in the shine of her well-deserved Oscar.

It’s been tons of fun seeing these stars shifting away from the more rigid styles they’ve worn in the past.  This year’s Oscar celebrities got to show off their hair in all its glory – wavy, rumpled, sleek and, in the notable case of Liza Minelli, who joined in a Wizard of Oz tribute – streaked with blue.

However you look at it, whether you were on the front row, behind the scenes, or just watching at home, 2014 was an unforgettable hair year at the Academy Awards.