SheFinds At The Oscars: Celebs 'Do It Up Big

February 25, 2008 by SheFindsErin
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The Oscar Trend: Buns, from structured-chic to trendy tousled

Why it Works: Looks like even the stars know to break out the elastics and pull their hair back when inclement weather hits. With showers driving the Red Carpet festivities under tents, celebs like Jessica Alba, Heidi Klum and Nicole Kidman opted for raindrop-defying updos, adding their own glam touches to dress up the standard in chic.
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Get the Look: Give your blow dried hair texture and stability by smoothing on a dab of Bumble and Bumble Styling Lotion ($26). Then gather your hair in a low ponytail and secure with an inconspicuous elastic. Sephora makes a snag-free clear version that works wonders ($3.50 for eight elastics). Cop Heidi's structured bun by twisting straightened locks up and around the base of the ponytail and securing with bobby pins. A spritz of Frederic Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray ($23) will keep your updo up come rain or shine.

For a more ethereal look like Jessica's, scrunch hair as it air dries to achieve loose, lovely waves. Create a few tiny braids near your temples, and twine those in with your tousled strands. Have sweepy bangs? Leave them loose for a pretty face-framing effect, like Nicole has done with her easy, nape-grazing bun.

Finally, no Red Carpet trend is complete without an Old Hollywood Glamour spin. Recall cinema's golden age by adding a bit of sparkle with a blingy barrette like the Glimmering Nymph Bauble from Anthropologie ($48). If you're looking for glam inspiration, take your cues from Kristin Chenoweth—she wore not one but two sparkly hairpins on the Red Carpet!

And take a peek at what Oscar gown was hot on the carpet this year. 

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