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2016 Oscars: 3 ultra-sophisticated hairstyles from the red carpet

/ 03.02.2016
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  • 2016 Oscars: 3 ultra-sophisticated hairstyles from the red carpet
  • 2016 Oscars: 3 ultra-sophisticated hairstyles from the red carpet
  • 2016 Oscars: 3 ultra-sophisticated hairstyles from the red carpet

The red carpet of the 88th Academy Awards, and the Vanity Fair Oscar Party that followed, were full of fashion, makeup and hairstyle inspiration. The most popular and glamorous event in Hollywood is the perfect opportunity to pull out all the stops and try something truly bold, which is exactly what Rooney Mara, Kerry Washington, and Erin Wasson did! Let's take a closer look at their ultra-sophisticated looks from the 2016 Oscars...

Rooney Mara

Always willing to try something fresh and daring, the star of Carol remained true to her signature sense of style at the Oscars. She complemented her ivory lace dress by Givenchy with an ultra-sculpted hairstyle featuring sections of hair that were braided and twisted into buns.

To recreate a similar look, divide your hair into three sections with a tail comb. Braid the hair and then twist it around itself at the base to create buns, joining the ends to each section above and below. Secure the look with hairspray.

Erin Wasson

The top model is a true style icon and liked to show off with unconventional looks on the red carpet. At the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, Wasson opted for a masculine striped pajama-inspired pantsuit paired with a braided high ponytail.

Want to try it? Pull your hair into a high ponytail and secure it. Take a thin lock of your ponytail and braid it, then wrap the hair around the hairtie. Braid the rest of your hair until you reach the ends and secure it again with a clear elastic.

Kerry Washington

The American actress paired her two-tone leather-accented dress with a high glamour, high volume ponytail. We love how this look is clearly styled to perfection, yet effortlessly relaxed at the same time.

To recreate Kerry's sexy hairstyle, apply a volumizing mousse to wet hair. Dry your hair and then style it in loose waves. Gently backcomb the roots of your hair and then smooth it all back into a classic ponytail. Use your fingers to loosen the ponytail and maximize volume, then finish with a veil of hairspray.

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