The SAG Awards were last night, did you watch? I did, well most of it at least (gimmie a break, Downton Abbey was on)!
Anyway, I saw the red carpet coverage which is the most important part for spotting hair trends, and hair that should have checked itself in the mirror one last time before stepping out the door!
My favorite trend that I spotted last night was hair that was styled over one shoulder with soft, light waves. It’s simple but glamorous, casual yet sophisticated. It’s also a great alternative to the all down or half up look.
I’m a big fan of hair just casually laying over one shoulder and not pinned into place. In most of these pictures the hair is long enough to do this and stay in place. If you’re hair is not quite long enough to stay in place on it’s own then try a soft loose braid or a roll/twist to one side. It will just stay better and you will be able to hide those pins you may have used.
I was not a fan of January Jones and Julia Stiles’ looks. I’m usually a big fan of January’s style, but in this case the look was too severe and overworked. Julia, while the look was fine, it did however, age her. She’s a young woman and the cut and style made her look pedestrian and older than her years.
I think the reason the hairstyles that worked so well just worked, is because the ones that worked used the hair as an “accessory”. Accessories like jewelry can throw off or add to a look just as much as the hair. The hair should never, in my opinion, be the main attraction. You should consider the whole look and how everything compliments each other.
I definitely will be using the over-the-shoulder waved look on some of my clients for their next big night out!
I’m off to rewatch Downton Abbey…it was that good!!