Nelson j Stylists Predict Off the Shoulder Trend at the Oscars

By Anne Moratto | 02/04/2014 2:58:00 PM


click image to zoomSideswept hair by Nelson j Salon Celebrity hairstylists Ray Salazar and Corey Chambers of Nelson j Salon in Beverly Hills foresee a lot of "off the shoulders" drama and glamour in hairstyles for the 86th Academy Awards.

"Shoulders stand out more when the hair is pinned up, but instead of being neatly arranged, we will see a lot of undone updos, pinned buns and chignons," says Salazar, who specializes in special events updos and styling at Nelson j Salon. "Since it is the year of the bob, we should also see sleek, above-the-shoulder cuts emanating a lot of high gloss and movement. Thanks to the warm Southern California sun, the brilliant gowns will be sleeveless and hair will be swept off of them to add drama."

Says Chambers, "The Golden Globes looks seemed clean and classic across the board, however I'm hoping that everyone gets more dramatic and edgy for the Oscars. High drama will be complemented by a lot of swept back buns and high ponytails. But if the dresses stay very simple, we'll see a lot of big, blown out waves and curls."

The 86th Academy Awards will be on March 2, 2014 at 7 p.m. EST. Join MODERN with the commentary!

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Anne Moratto’s well-rounded beauty career includes years in beauty public relations, beauty marketing, beauty manufacturing, and now, with MODERN SALON, in beauty publishing. The through-line has been an intense interest in all things beauty and a sincere appreciation for the skilled artists and entrepreneurs who make the industry so vital, compelling and creative. Anne, a native of Wisconsin, lives with her family in Los Angeles, CA, and is MODERN SALON’s West Coast Beauty and Special Markets Editor. She can be reached at


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