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5 Hairstyles for an Oscars 2014 party

/ 02.28.2014
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The 86th Academy Awards are nearly upon us, which makes this weekend THE weekend for hosting and/or attending and Oscars party. To get into the ultra-glamorous spirit of the most important and generally sparkly awards ceremony on the planet, you'll need a gorgeous red carpet-ready hairstyle! We've chosen five super chic hairstyles that wouldn't look out of place in front of the cameras in Hollywood this Sunday! In fact, we're expecting to see a few reincarnations of these 'dos on the Oscars red carpet...

The main thing you need to decide on when choosing a red carpet (or couch at your friend's place) hairstyle is whether you want an up or down 'do. Both can be equally as effective so really, it all comes down to how many bobby pins you can get your hands on!

Sculpted loose hairstyles

In the gallery above, you can see two great loose hairstyles. One is styled straight with the bangs rolled back for a glamorous vintage look. The other involves some sleek old-school Hollywood waves.

Rolled back bangs: For this style, you need to define a straight center part with a tail comb and then roll the front sections back away from your face on either side. Secure with a couple of bobby pins and fix with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray.

Hollywood waves: To get super sleek, sculpted Hollywood waves, blow-dry hair with Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Frizz Vanisher Cream and define a deep side part. Take a medium-barrel curling iron and curl the lower two thirds of your hair. Lock in the style with a generous mist of Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray and you're good to go!

Classic updos

Timeless hairstyles are a serious crowd-pleaser on the red carpet and for good reason! Classic updos always look great, whatever glamorous gown a Hollywood superstar decides to wear and there's no reason they won't here in the real world either.

French twist: A French twist is one of those brilliant do-all updos. Just the right amount of fancy to still be wearable, they're a must-try hairstyle. To get the look, define a deep side part and sweep all of your hair over in the same direction. At the back, secure the hair to one side with a criss-crossed line of bobby pins. Then, gently brush and roll the hair back around to form a banana shape. Tuck the ends in at the top, and secure with a few more bobby pins. Again, fix with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray to complete the look.

Snake braid bun: This slightly more detailed version of a low bun is perfect for a glamorous occasion like an Oscars party! All you have to do is split your hair in two and secure into low pigtails. After that, fishtail or rope-twist braid the lengths before winding them around each other to form the "snake" part. Fix with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray to finish.

Sculpted chignon: For a really fancy Oscars party look try a sculpted chignon. Leaving a large section of hair loose at the front, gather your hair into a low bun or mini French twist at the back. Then sweep the front section all over to one side and curl with a large-barrel curling iron. Gently comb the curls through to unify them into one large wave and secure behind your ear with a bobby pin. Finish with a generous mist of Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray.

Which look will you be trying this weekend?

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