Wedding Hairstyle Inspiration: Red Carpet Looks from the 2011 Oscars

Posted by Azure on March 8th, 2011
Two of my favorite red carpet hairstyles from the 2011 Oscars were worn by Anne Hathaway and Reese Witherspoon. Hathaway donned a perfectly classic sleek chignon, and Witherspoon went in a totally different direction sporting a retro-inspired ponytail.

Both of these hairstyles are white aisle-worthy, so today we'll dish how to get the look! Anne Hathaway- Sleek Chignon

What you'll need: Large hot rollers, bobby pins and a heavy-duty hairspray. How To: First, add bounce and body to hair with large hot rollers. Once your tresses are set, wrap and tuck your hair in a half circle to create a simple low bun at the nape of the neck. Gently pull a few pieces out in front to frame the face and give hair a soft, sophisticated look just like Anne's! Reese Witherspoon- Retro Ponytail

What you'll need: Spray gel with lifting/texturizing power (try Fekkai Coiff Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel), a smooth finish serum, large round brush, 1.5 inch curling iron, comb for teasing, and sheer hold hairspray. How To: Start with a lovely foundation by applying texturizing spray gel and smoothing serum to damp hair. Blow dry hair using a large round brush, and tease at the roots. This will create the fullness and volume you need for this 60's-inspired mod bridal updo. Next, divide your hair into two sections, and use the 1.5 inch curling iron on the bottom section to add movement and volume. Mist the curls with a sheer hold hairspray and then secure the voluminous ponytail high on the head. Make sure there's ample volume at the roots, and finish the look with a high-shine hairspray. Which celebrity hairstyle at the 2011 Oscars was your favorite? Did Anne Hathaway's classic chignon or Reese's retro ponytail make you swoon?
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