This One Hair Trend Made Serious Waves on the 2018 Oscars Red Carpet
This year's Oscars red carpet truly brought its A-game, but one major trend seemed to show up over and over again: waves. (And in virtually every iteration of the style, no less.) From retro to voluminous and romantic to borderline disco, there didn't seem to be one decade missing. And after seeing so many sleek and straight looks within the last year, we couldnt' help but rejoice.
While Jennifer Lawrence brought California flavour to the wave trend, others like Betty Gabriel and Salma Hayek went a bit softer and more medieval. Then, beauties like Greta Gerwig and Allison Williams veered vintage with iconic glamour: undulating finger waves (Gerwig) and Veronic Lake inspired strands (Williams).
Keep scrolling to see the women who sported the waves trend at this year's Oscars.
One part classic, one part modern, we're in love with the way Gerwig's super-fresh chop pairs with romantic and feminine waves which came courtesy ofTRESemmé Stylist, John Dahlstrom. In fact, it's almost giving us modern day flapper vibes. To create the look, Dahlstrom added mousse to Gerwig's clean, towel-dried hair before combing through, creating a side part, and then scrunching and drying the hair with Dyson's Supersonic Hair Dryer ($499) and diffuser. To finish, he used a comb to create the subtle finger wave pattern, used small clips to secure, continued to dry the hair, and then sprayed with hairspray. Once the clips are removed—voilà!
Get Out's Betty Gabriel, epitomises the ultimate half-updo (in our eyes at least): bold, beautiful waves, dramatic volume up top, and cheekbone-highlighting height.
Jennifer Lawrence is never afraid to make a statement, and her maximalist California-inspired waves did just that on this year's red Oscars red carpet. Paired with her shimmering and metallic Dior gown, she kind of looked like an actual Oscar. And we mean that in the best way possible.
Can actress Salma Hayek do any wrong? (No, the answer is no.) Thus, another Oscars red carpet, another covetable hair look. And though she opted for a low and windswept updo, we can't help but admire the soft wisps and tendrils which clue us in on her natural wave for a classically medieval, effortless look.
According to Moroccanoil Celebrity Hairstylist, Bryce Scarlett, actress nominated Margot Robbie's demure waves were inspired entirely by her show-stopping Chanel couture gown. "Her dress was extremely feminine and elegant, and we wanted to take the length of her hair up to make sure that it felt very classic and modern to go with her gorgeous dress," he said.
To get the look yourself, Scarlett says to use a dime-sized amount of Moroccanoil's famed Treatment Light Hair Oil ($64), followed by the brand's Smoothing Lotion ($58) on mid-lengths through the ends. Next, blow out the hair, and create a deep side part for some added drama. To finish, section hair off into one-inch pieces and use a flat iron to create bend by moving the tool "into the hair, out, and then in again" to create that ultimate S body wave.
Demonstrating that waves are most definitely a thing even if you have a closer crop, Mary J. Blige epitomised the wave trend at this year's Oscars ceremony. A platinum blonde pompadour? So good.
Last, but certainly not least, Allison Williams Oscar's hairstyle gave us all the vintage feels with her glamours Old Hollywood waves. Plus, with her Giorgio Armani dress, and a glistening earful of Harry Winston diamonds, well, let's just say we think Marilyn would be proud.