HOW-TO: Oscars Short Sides and Long Tops

By Chandler Rollins | 03/03/2014 2:18:00 PM


click image to zoom At last night’s 86th Annual Academy Awards, celebrities came out to celebrate the best in cinema; walking the red carpet and showcasing their very best in fashion and grooming. Vaughn Acord, Celebrity Grooming Stylist to the stars, says, "This was a big night for many of these actors and they all chose hairstyles that were well thought out, had a purpose and felt very classic, old-Hollywood."

SHORT SIDES, LONG TOP: "Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill both chose a look that is very reminiscent of the roaring 20's. The hair is extreme with short sides and longer on top. It's a super clean hairstyle that has a purpose. The product selection becomes very important when achieving this look because you have to ensure that the longer hair on top is pressed down. Start by prepping hair with the V76 Ultralight Grooming Spray and begin to dry it into the hair with a blower. Before hair is fully dry, apply the V76 Control Balm which will add in weight to the hair and continue to use a blower to set the product in. A finishing spray will add a touch of shine to the Gatsby-ish look

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Chandler Rollins

Chandler Rollins, Associate Editor | Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair

Since October 2013, Chandler has worked at Modern Salon Media producing print and online content. For MODERN SALON magazine, she contributes to the Style Watch, Ask the Experts, Modern Man, Face and Body, Product Spotlight and Goods. On, Chandler assists with posting blogs and articles, the Product section and product reviews.

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