The Oscars are coming! Are you ready for a heady source of fresh celebrity style inspiration direct from the red carpet?
Pre-game your Oscar beauty on day no.3 with makeup and hair stylist Gad Cohen as we look at top Hollywood actresses while helping you up your own beauty-regime ante with a three-day series on Oscar-worthy style through the ages! -N.H.
Act 3: It Ain’t Over Yet! Keep it going with voluminous, defined locks for a strong look.
If you haven’t found your signature beauty look by now (and by now, I mean in your 50’s, 60’s and 70’s…) it’s time to look within. Look back at past images of yourself to see what worked and what didn’t. Remember, the face that you have now is not the same one you had in your 20s… there’s no freeze-frame in real life. So rethink the way you need to look. Don’t try to wear the same hair and makeup as you did when you were in your prime. Be realistic – keep in mind what’s age appropriate. There’s nothing worse than trying to look younger. We’ve all seen men and women look great from far but far from good!
You should be noticed first, not your hair. Make sure that your hair is appropriate for all occasions – please don’t make the mistake so many do when they want their hair to look like it has a place to go, even if they don’t.
Great examples of women who came into their own (mistakes and all): Oprah Winfrey (whose hair at one point didn’t need satellite), Jaclyn Smith and Jane Fonda (her best incision was when she chopped off her mane and appeared at the 2000 Oscars).
Each of these women are iconic in their own way of life and create beauty from the inside out. When you look good on the outside, you’re creating harmony and good self-esteem on the inside. If you look good, you feel good, and that what everybody wants.
Look to perennial beauty Jane Fonda for a fuss-free, dynamic look with simple steps from Gad:
- Flick, don’t flip- blow it out
- Manipulate depth with Khiel’s silk grooming aide
- Start from back and work towards the front only on ends to define
- Keep in mind that layers add youthful flair
Great hair is about cut, color and conditioning. The cut determines the shape, the color acts like makeup to your skin and the conditioning results in beautiful hair. These three are equally important in presenting you with the most important accessory you wear every day. — Gad Cohen
Photos: Gad Cohen