Celebrities were out in full force at The 82nd Annual Academy Awards, and the stargazing proved exciting on both the beauty and fashion fronts. But right now, let’s talk hair: It seemed sleek buns were the style of choice, and the chic little knots topped the heads of glamorous Latinas like Zoe Saldana and nominated actress Penelope Cruz. Get helpful tricks here on how you can replicate the do.
1. Oscar Beauty: Big Bun Theory: Nicole Richie
Take a cue from the always chic Richie and keep strands sleek and smooth around the head. Keep flyaways at bay by topping off the style with a firm-hold hairspray like Garnier Fructis Style Full Control Hairspray, Ultra Strong ($4.29, drugstore.com).
2. Oscar Beauty: Big Bun Theory: Zoe Saldana
The Avatar beauty opted for a more textured finish, keeping her bun slightly undone. To add texture to finer strands, prep hair with TiGi Bed Head Cocky Thickening Paste for Fuller Looking Hair (tigihaircare.com for retail locations) before styling.
3. Oscar Beauty: Big Bun Theory: Penélope Cruz
You know the saying: Go big, or go home! Best Supporting Actress nominee Penélope Cruz went big and bold with her bun. If you need a little help recreating this full twist, try boosting your mane with Hairdo Salon Clip-in Extensions from Jessica Simpson and Ken Paves (hairuwear.com for retail locations
4. Oscar Beauty: Big Bun Theory: Rachel McAdams
To make sure a tight, precise bun stays tucked in place, fasten coiled hair to scalp with Good Hair Days Magic-Grip Hair Pins ($3, sallybeauty.com).
5. Oscar Beauty: Big Bun Theory: Sarah Jessica Parker
Talk about elaborate! This ‘do looks like it’s half bun, half breakfast croissant! You’ll need to thicken strands considerably before styling, so try Living Proof Full Thickening Cream ($24, livingproof.com). After fastening your hair into a ponytail, fold sections into loops and pin ends to your scalp with large bobby pins.