With the Oscars coming up fast we can’t wait to see what incredible hairstyles the celebrities will be wearing on the mother of all red carpets. We asked celebrity hairstylist David Babaii what he’s predicting will be popular with the stars and their stylists.
1. Colour Changes
While he doesn’t see any major colour changes right before a big event Babaii does see some celebs wanting a refresher before they step out in front of the cameras. “Nicole Kidman will be a lighter more strawberry blonde while Katherine Heigl will be a more honey blonde compared to her previous ultra – light blonde hair,” he says.
2. Long and loose ‘dos
While it is hard to predict whether a star will wear their hair up or down on the big night because they don’t select a dress until closer to the event, Babaii says “My favorite is long loose waves.” He sees softer more free-spirited waves like the style he created for Olivia Wilde for the 2012 Palm Springs Film Festival being trendy this year.
“It will be important to use light weight more eco-friendly products that provide shine and nourish the hair like those found in IT&LY HAIRFASHION’s Purity Design Line,” he says.
3. Short, but sweet, lengths
More and more celebs are rocking shorter cuts (Michelle Williams, Emma Watson, etc.). While this may be a hairstyle hit in 2012, Babaii isn’t so sure it will be all over the red carpet. “I feel there is a trend toward shorter length hair, but not so short that you can’t create a memorable look.”