ghd Red Carpet Report from the Oscars

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Brie-Larson_BODY-IMAGE.jpgWho? Brie Larson

Hair By: Mara Roszak

Inspiration: Brie wore a gorgeous, royal blue, custom Gucci dress. I wanted her hair to have a celestial but fresh look to complement the dress. We did a modern half-up, half-down style.

Tips and Techniques...

Mara started by applying L’Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Extraordinary Oil Transforming Oil-in-Cream to Brie’s damp hair. She parted the hair in the centre and then blow-dried with a round brush.

Once dry, she used a ghd platinum styler to touch-up the hair and help with any frizz or flyaways while keeping it healthy and shiny, especially with the humid weather. She then sprayed L’Oréal Paris Elnett Hairspray all over the hair.

Then, using a ghd curve Classic Curl Iron, she created soft, loose waves throughout the hair. Once done waving she brushed the hair out with a boar bristle brush and applied L’Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Extraordinary Oil Lustrous Oil Serum on the middle and ends of hair for extra shine.

Next, she took the front pieces of hair by the hair line on both sides and twisted them, bringing them to the back of hair. She pinned in place and then put a piece of fabric that matched Brie’s belt on top of the pins, wrapping the extra hair that was hanging around the fabric. Lastly, she sprayed L’Oréal Paris Elnett Hairspray all over the hair for hold and L’Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Nutri-Gloss High Shine Glossing Mist for extra shine.

Products: ghd platinum styler (£165); ghd curve classic curl tong (£120)

Dress Retailer: Gucci

Kerry-Washington_BODY-IMAGE.jpgWho? Kerry Washington

Hair By: Celebrity Hairstylist, Takisha Sturdivant-Drew

Inspiration: I wanted to create a bold look that matched her black and white leather dress. We kept the hair edgy and youthful.

Tips and Techniques...

I shampooed the hair with Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo to remove build-up, and then used Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask to keep the hair looking shiny and healthy.

I blew out the hair with my ghd air™ hairdryer and a paddle brush, adding some volume at the roots. Once the hair was completely dry, I used the ghd platinum™ styler to make the hair look sleek and shiny. I really love this flat iron, because it heats to the optimal 365 degrees so I know I’m not damaging the hair. Healthy hair is so important to Kerry.

To style, I used ghd curve soft curl iron and curled some pieces counter clockwise and some clockwise so the hair didn’t all fall in one place. I clipped TSD Hair Extensions to the centre of the head and with a fine tooth comb, teased the root just a bit to give some added drama. I finished by taking the hair and securing a ponytail in place with a leather Versace band.

Products: ghd air™ hairdryer (£99); ghd platinum™ styler (£165); ghd curve soft curl tong (£120)

Lady-Gaga_BODY-IMAGE.jpgWho? Lady Gaga

Hair By: Celebrity Hairstylist, Frederic Aspiras

Inspiration: We wanted a timeless and elegant look for her first Oscars. I created perfectly structured, voluminous curls to frame her face.

Tips and Techniques...

To start, I washed the hair and rinsed thoroughly. I then blow-dried the hair using my ghd air™ hairdryer and a boar bristle round brush, making the hair voluminous and smooth. I then sprayed the hair with a heat protectant spray before we started styling.

I used ghd curve classic curl tong at the front of the hairline and ghd curve soft curl tong from the crown down to the nape. After curling each piece, I held the curl in my hand and sprayed it with a curl hold spray, then pinned the curl in place. Once all of the hair was pin curled, she sat under a dryer hood for 15 minutes; I then let the hair cool for another 5 minutes.

Finally, we removed all pins and brushed out the hair with a Mason Pearson Brush. We then sculpted the hair with a wide tooth comb. Once the hair looked perfect, we finished with hairspray to hold the look in place.

Products: ghd air™ hairdryer (£99); ghd curve classic curl tong (£120); ghd curve soft curl tong (£120)

Rachel-McAdams_BODY-IMAGE.jpgWho? Rachel McAdams

Hair By: Mark Townsend for ghd, North America

Inspiration: When I saw the August Getty gown Rachel McAdams was going to wear to the Oscars, I immediately knew that her hair should be up. We both agreed on a clean and sleek look to complement the gorgeous dress.

Tips and Techniques...

I started by applying Dove Regenerative Nourishment Serum-in-Oil to her damp hair to nourish strands and seal the cuticle. I then blew her out straight with my Spornette mixed bristle round brush using my trusty ghd air™ hairdryer. Once the hair was fully dry, I went in with my ghd platinum styler and straightened her tresses section by section. This amazing flat iron features ghd’s tri-zone™ technology which allows me to style hair at the optimal temperature of 365 degrees while also giving added shine.

Next, I sectioned her hair into a deep side part, and coated my hands with John Masters Organics Rosemary and Peppermint Detangler. I used the detangler to give her hair a shiny, almost wet look, and pulled it in the back to create a textured knot. Using French hair pins to secure the knot, I created a sleek yet imperfect shape.

I finished the look by spraying Dove Style+Care Strength & Shine Extra Hold Hairspray all over to set the look and keep any flyaways down. The end result is classic, modern, and above all, gorgeous.

Products: ghd air™ hairdryer (£99); ghd platinum styler (£165)

Reese-Witherspoon_BODY-IMAGE.jpgWho? Reese Witherspoon

Hair By: Lona Vigi for ghd, North America

Inspiration: Sophisticated and easy to complement Reese’s beautiful Oscar dress.

Tips and Techniques...

On Reese's wet hair, I applied a small amount of Nexxus New York Salon Care Exxtra Gel and Oil Infinite Nourishing Oil to create a sleek and sophisticated style.

I blow-dried her hair with a ghd air™ hairdryer and used a ghd paddle brush to keep the look smooth. Once dry, I ran a ghd platinum™ styler throughout her hair. I love this flat iron because it heats to the optimal 365 degrees so I know I’m not damaging my client’s hair.

Then, I applied a small amount of Nexxus New York Salon Care Oil Infinite Nourishing Oil to create a shiny and smooth finish for the final look. To keep the hair back and in place, I sprayed Nexxus New York Salon Care Maxximum Hold Finishing Mist.

Products: ghd air™ hairdryer (£99); ghd platinum™ styler (£165); ghd Paddle Brush (£20)

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