Gwyneth Paltrow was one of our Best Tressed celebrities at this year's Oscars with her sleek, low-slung ponytail — but the style almost never made it out the front door. When Gwyneth Paltrow was getting ready at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, her hair stylist Adir Abergel originally went for a tousled knot-style bun, which Gwyneth shows off in her latest GOOP newsletter. It was decided by both though that the dress and cape required "even simpler hair," so they scraped the bun and went about creating the ponytail that we saw on the red carpet.
We can always expect some glamorous Veronica Lake-style waves at the Oscars, and it's a sure bet we'll spot some kicked-up ponytails and bumped-up buns, as well. This year, we got a little bit of everything, with a few twists and turns thrown in along the way. Get a full glimpse of the hottest Academy Award hairstyles from all angles and tell us who should win Best Tressed.
Ted Gibson has been a part of the hair industry for more than 20 years. Along the way, he has covered almost all aspects of the business, from teaching at a beauty school, to having his own product line, to owning multiple salons adn appearing on What Not to Wear. Now, his newest venture is a Facebook campaign, We Need an Oscar For Hair.
On what brought the campaign about: "I know that Bette Davis in the early '30s was trying to get her hairdresser recognised, and they shot that down. There are so many hairdressers that have created these really iconic and amazing looks. And I thought, 'It's really weird that no one has ever been honoured for it, and I want to start a campaign to let people know.'"
On why it makes sense to have a hair category along with makeup: "When it says makeup on the ballot, it's not just makeup, it's also hair. Any time that anyone that does hair for a movie, they don't do both hair and makeup; anyone working at the top of their field will do one or the other. It just makes sense that there would be a category that's strictly just for hair."