Best Hairstyles From The 2016 Academy Awards
So, it’s finally happened. The night we have all been waiting for: Oscars 2016. It was such a great experience in so many different ways, right from the unimpeachable styling to the many, many great wins and deserved recognitions of the night. While we’re all talking about how the Academy has finally confirmed something we all knew regarding Leo DiCaprio’s unparalleled talent, it’s time to take a look at another equally interesting aspect of the event: hair trends and style statements.
Here is my pick of the best hairstyles from the 2016 Oscars. Enjoy.
While most people can’t stop talking about Brie Larson’s win for her incredible performance in Room, I’m completely taken with her hairstyle here. There is something so girlish and simple about hair pulled in back from both ends that it immediately draws attention to her face and bubbly personality. It’s definitely not a vibe most actresses go for on the industry’s biggest night, but it makes for a well thought-out gamble here. I love how the hairstyle completely celebrates her happy, sunny personality and lets her face shine through. It’s also genius with the dress and accessories: letting everything enjoy its own limelight while also being a rather unusual hairstyle for the Red Carpet. It was styled in the back with a stunning diamond-encrusted hair comb by Jennifer Behr, who happens to be one of my favorite accessories designers. The perfect finish to an elegant, effortless look.
Whenever I think of Cate Blanchett I’m always reminded of her portrayal of elf queen Galadriel in the Lord of the Rings trilogy: terrifyingly beautiful. It’s hard to believe anyone could be that stunning naturally but the proof’s in the pictures. The bob with that pale blue gown is icy perfection. It’s not a cut that most people would feel very comfortable transitioning to, especially if you are used to very long hair. However, as evidenced by Cate here, it’s stunning. The side part and wave at the front add some body and movement to a cut that some might worry could sit too severely.
Mom-to-be Chrissy Tiegen’s messy braid was one of my favorite hairstyles from the 2016 Oscars. The interplay of highlights and lowlights add the perfect amount of depth and light to the look, letting the intricate loops of the braid show through while also complimenting Chrissy’s beautiful glowing skin. The hair colors- buttery blonde, caramel, a soft coppery brown and dark roots- are the perfect transition colors for this time of the year. The texture is clearly tousled, which makes it easy to style and wear- keeping the whole look rather natural.
To me, Lady Gaga embodies the spirit of a true performer: her presence is electrifying and while she may not be your cup of tea every now and then, she sure brews up a memorable impact every time. While Gaga’s style history is marked by some of the most outlandish looks we’ve ever seen, I’ve been delighted to see her take to the more retro/classic looks in recent times. The 50’s Siren waves in platinum/ buttery blonde hair are instant magic but it does take a strong personality to be able to carry off such a strong look.
Whenever you're styling your hair in vintage-inspired waves or any other retro look, be sure to style the hair at the hairline ‘up and away’ from the face to create some height and movement at the front. Most women at the time would create a sort of wave from the front to one side. It’s a very subtle detail but is instrumental to the whole 50’s mood.
Tina Fey’s deep purple gown is making it to many lists as one of the best fashions from the 2016 Oscars, and I can add my vote to her hairstyle here. Absolutely love the looped braid-buns. It’s fun, it’s glam and it’s both age and occasion appropriate without being stuffy or predictable. Now, if you’re reminded of garlic rolls and crescent buns, you’re not alone- it is a dishy look!
Those are my favorite looks. Write to me and let me know what you agreed with or didn't and which ones made the cut to your list!