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With the finale to the Awards Season fastly approaching this weekend. Lovely Guest Blogger, Media and Communications student Vicky Taylor, chats to Sarah Iovane about Red Carpet hair.
The start of the year usually brings about a slight case of the blues after the fun festivities of Christmas. Re-entering the world of work, keeping the clasps of our favourite purses firmly closed, and wrapping up against harsh winter weather is not exactly your average girl’s cup of tea. But when the frustration of the central heating drying out your hair gets too much to deal with, remember this time of year is not so drab.
Escape from reality and take a bit of inspiration from the glitz and glamour of the Red Carpet because Hollywood’s Awards Season is in full swing.
Hollywood’s finest graced the 70th annual Golden Globes Red Carpet a few weeks ago, kicking off the Awards season, bringing an equally iconic sense of style with them. And as well as the usual array of jaw-droppingly gorgeous dresses, this year beautiful hair was the accessory to talk about.
Here to help you re-create these A-list looks at home is the eponymous Sarah Iovane (pronounced yo-va-nay), Director of St A’s very own sarahiovane:hair on London Road. Thanks to her expert knowledge and advice, our manes can truly do no wrong this winter.
Vintage hair-dos have been edging their way into the playful minds of fashionistas for a while now, but the retro look has officially exploded all over today’s style scene.
From Jessica Chastain’s 20’s inspired locks, to Adele’ s 1960’s beehive, the evening taught us all that transforming your hair into a vintage relic is a superb way to bring class, glamour and decadence to your favourite special events.
Executing this trend with absolute perfection was none other than Jennifer Lopez, my favourite hair of the night. The sun-kissed goddess proudly bore a classic 40’s look by complementing her stunning, albeit risky, ‘barely-there’ lace Zuhair Murad gown with chic and sophisticated tresses. She wore her hair swept away from one side of her face, with soft curls to frame the other.
Sarah tells us that these shiny locks are easily achievable with plenty of spray shine, mousse, and GHD straighteners for curling. Finish with serum and pin back one side, possibly adding a vintage clip to perfect that 40’s glamour.
Yet equally as impressive were the few effortlessly elegant stars who veered away from overly styled hair, allowing their gowns to do all the attention grabbing.
Amanda Seyfried wore a beautifully simple, un-done look, appearing naturally gorgeous in her gloriously feminine Givenchy gown.
Jennifer Lawrence pulled her wavy tendrils into a loose bun, creating a relaxed look that really showcased the striking-yet-simple scarlet Dior dress.
But Lucy Lui’s unique use of both the French plait and Fish plait, created a fun, youthful look with a Grecian touch. This is a style that can be easily worn from day to night without the bat of a beautifully preened eyelid.
Sarah says that although this looks like a simple untailored up-do, “it can be very fiddly to do yourself”. Focus carefully on creating the plait detail and then her advice would be to softly run your hand up and down the plait in order to create a chilled, relaxed look.
So there you are, girls. Whether you go for old Hollywood glamour, or effortless elegance, there is absolutely no excuse for your appearance to match this grey time of year. Why not pay sarahiovane:hair a visit for further styling and advice, or even a completely new do. It’s time to use your most powerful accessory ladies and have the fairest hair of them all.
Thank you very much to Sarah for sparing us some of her precious time! For further information about Sarah or anything else she and her salon may offer, please go to http://www.sarahiovane.com/Sarah_Iovane_Hair_Salon_St_Albans.html