Curls N Pearls

Step and Repeat: Red Carpet Hair at the 2012 Academy Awards

I think that we all can agree that the Academy Awards were ‘meh’ at best this year, which isn’t at all surprising. Sure, I enjoy scoping out celebrity style and makeup on the red carpet, but other than that I feel that the Oscars are nothing more than an underwhelming self-congratulatory bore.

That said, a few of the lovely women on the red carpet sported some gorgeous hair styles. Here are my favorite red carpet looks from the 2012 Academy Awards.

1. Jessica Chastain

Wow – that color and those effortlessly sexy waves. What a combo! Jessica sported a romantic half-up-half-down hairstyle with just the perfect amount of height at the crown.

2. Michelle Williams

A platinum pixie isn’t for everyone, but it is clearly a perfect match for Michelle. Paired with her understated eye makeup and orange/pink lip, she looks fresh and naturally stunning.

3. Zoe Saldana

One word – sexy. Zoe looked effortlessly sultry wearing her hair in loose beachy waves for an appearance at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party.

4. Gwyneth Paltrow

In general, Gwyneth normally kind of annoys me. I’m not sure why – maybe it’s because I’m envious of her natural blonde hair color. :) But I have to admit she looks great here. She wore her hair in a modern and sleek low ponytail with a deep side part. Simple, polished and gorgeous.

5. Leslie Mann

Understated and seriously sexy.  I’m thinking Leslie smartly opted for a simple high ponytail as to not draw attention away from her stunning figure and ahh-mazing dress. Leslie landed on my favorites list for exactly that reason.

6. Octavia Spencer

Similar to Gwyneth’s hair, Octavia’s sleek chignon at her nape and deep side part were the perfect complement to her dress. Volume at her crown adds a touch of retro to her classic style.  She looks fresh and glamorous.

Did you watch the Academy Awards? What did you think of the red carpet hair? Please share your favorites and your –err, not-so-favorites in the comments section!

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