Hollywood

Awards season is in full swing and we’re just a few weeks away from the biggest day in Hollywood, The Academy Awards! (Always a special day for us here at Loews Hollywood Hotel.) To celebrate, we’ve teamed up with our partners at Julien Farel to once again bring you hair-styling tips you can use to recreate your favorite red carpet looks.

Now, it’s over to the experts! Kevin Lee, Style Director, explains how to recreate his favorite look of awards season so far, Emma Stone’s “undo” hairstyle, and Marris Ambrose, Color Director, lets us know how to achieve a beautiful moonlit color like Mandy Moore.

The “UnDo”

“Emma Stone was the epitome of beauty and class on the Golden Globes red carpet,” says Kevin Lee. “Had she paired her gorgeous Valentino couture gown with a traditional updo, the look would have felt stale and recycled. Instead, the ‘undo’ style that she wore pulled the look together with a modern twist.”

It’s easy to recreate this look too, with just 5 quick steps:

Step 1:  Use a curling to curl the hair around the frame of the face in four sections. Ideally, you will want to use a larger curling iron with a 1.5-inch rod.

Step 2: Rake the hair with your fingers and pull it back to your nape. Loop a hair tie around the hair loosely and gently pull it towards the end of the hair.

Step 3: Roll the low ponytail up towards the crown of the head. Try not to roll too loosely, or too tightly – you want to maintain the shape throughout. A good technique would be to measure using two fingers inside the roll.

Step 4: Use bobby pins to secure, pinning inside the roll to the hair.

Step 5: Gently pull a piece of hair out for a wispy side bang, and voila! The “Undo”

Smoky, Moonlit Brunette

Hollywood is traditionally all about the blondes, but the Golden Globes red carpet brought out some beautiful, smoky, moonlit brunettes this season and we loved seeing these rich, dynamic colors! Color Director, Marris Ambrose says: “It’s a departure from overly highlighted brunettes; less warmth and a return to smoky, cooler brunette shades. This color speaks to classic, Hollywood glamour. Pretty, feminine and an elegance that has a 70’s vibe.”

Mandy Moore was our favorite on the red carpet to rock the look, with her modern Naeem Khan gown. “To achieve this look you’ll want to ask your colorist to first highlight the hair carefully placing highlights to complement existing haircut,” says Marris. “Do not over-lighten the hair. Finish with a gloss that’s in a cool, smoky tone.”

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Thank you to the Julien Farel team for these fantastic tips. I can’t wait to try the “Undo” for the Oscars this year!

Rachelle