Awards season is among us and though your clients may not get an invitation to hit the red carpet, there’s no reason they can’t have award-worthy hair at their viewing party. For the latest in styles, Pam Kelly, National Director of Technical Services for Fantastic Sams Salons, reveals her favorite red carpet-worthy styles that will be sure to turn heads.
Dressy Buns: The bun is a simple style—both elegant and feminine—but can be modernized and made youthful with a few simple tricks. Add drama to low and loose buns with face-framing pieces or a deep side part. A trendy take on this classic is to weave a braided fringe into the style. Top knots are essentially buns placed high on the head. To create this high-impact style, pull the hair high and tight to the crown, securing into a large, texturized bun. Top knots can be both smooth and sleek or funky and fun.
Half updos: This versatile style is the best of both worlds. Although the front—which is pulled up— complements the face, this style still allows length and texture to steal the show. This is a great alternative for long- or mid-length hair and has a youthful, elegant appeal.
Swept away: Some of the most popular special occasion hair trends have tresses styled to the side. Whether it’s a low side chignon, a loose braid, or hair styled into glamorous waves, side-swept hair adds an element of drama to any look. It works with a range of styles and lengths, and can be used on straight or textured styles. The side-swept style should depict undone sophistication with a touch of glamour and softness.
Crimped: For a modern, youthful look, crimped hair is making a huge comeback. Crimping adds texture and volume to any design.
Accessorize: Embellished headbands, hairpins, barrettes, and other jeweled accessories add a fun and glamorous touch to any style. The best accessories are not only pretty, but functional as they help hold hair in place. If hair is worn in a short style, hair accessories will add instant glamour and femininity to the look.