|click image to zoomWireImageHOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Actress Reese Witherspoon arrives at the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)||Reese Witherspoon's Cascading Side Waves
Waves are waves. So why were Reese's the talk of the town on the night of the Oscars? Fashion followers on social media were stunned by Reese's polish and texture on the red carpet, and this style is sure to be a big hit for special occasion season.
How-to: Achieve the perfect copycat style of Reese's waves with tips from Pravana's James Gartner.
|click image to zoomWireImageBEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Actress-singer Jennifer Lopez arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)||Jennifer Lopez's Deep Side Part
Ah, the deep side part. This look has been a big winner for many celebs, including Jennifer, Jessica Alba, Heidi Klum and Megan Fox. For the client seeking a more sultry look to complement her gown, test out the idea of this uber-glamorous Hollywood trend.
How-to: Prive Salon's Erica Birdoe explains the steps for recreating Jennifer's dramatic side part.
|click image to zoomGetty ImagesLOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actress Nikki Reed (hair detail) arrives at the premiere of Summit Entertainment's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)||Nikki Reed's Sleek and Chic Bun
How could we forget the bun? Whether worn high or low, it's been the hottest and most wearable style of the past year, and clients will be eager to show off a more red-carpet-ready version of the style, like Nikki's, at their big event.
How-to: Try these tips to recreate Nikki's structured bun, styled by Mara Roszak.
|click image to zoomJonathan Leibson/WireImage||Bella Thorne's Twisted Pinup
We love any style that allows for--and practically requires--a big, beautiful flower accessory on the side. Consider this ultra vintage updo perfected by the auburn-haired Bella for more of a classic look.
Salon tip: Any good pinup style needs some solid teasing for volume. Here are some tips on how to do that ... properly.
|click image to zoomChristopher Polk/GettyImages||Gemma Atherton's Swept-Back, Grecian Style
How much do you love Gemma's goddess-esque headpiece? Prom is all about romance, and this swept-back, textured style practically screams it.
Salon tip: Find a way to work with your client's brought-in accessory. Here are more ideas for incorporating headbands, barrettes, clips and flowers into the special occasion style you create.
|click image to zoomJerod Harris/WireImage||Christina Aguilera's Purple-Kissed Tips
Because we figured we'd end this on a particularly colorful note. If your client isn't necessarily seeking a complicated updo or even the super-trendy Hollywood waves, consider color work--temporary or not--to add some punch and complementary style to her down 'do.
Salon tip: If you're not already on the hair-chalking bandwagon, now's the perfect to hop aboard. Here's how you can get started, plus tips on how much to charge and how to promote your new services.