Besides your dress, your hair style is probably the most important thing to create the perfect red carpet event look. Choosing the perfect red carpet hairstyles is key to making sure that special occasion, be it a wedding or an important date, finds you looking your best. When looking at hairstyles for that kind of event, consider the following tips. Along with makeup, your hairstyle is the best tool to draw attention to your best features. For example, if you have beautiful eyes you'll want a hair style that emphasizes them, such as an asymmetric parting or a layered bang. Shorter cuts also highlight your facial features, so you may want to consider an up-do to achieve a similar effect while keeping your hair long. Consider your face shape as well, and choose a red carpet hair style that compliments it.
Celebrities sport a variety of red carpet hairstyles on the red carpet, but straight is generally not one of them. Although those of us not accustomed to walking down the red carpet keep our straighteners at the ready, celebrities tend to eschew them when heading for a red carpet event. The upsweep. If hair is long, this is a popular style. It can also be a quick and easy style for the busy celebrity. In this style, half the hair is brought up and held back at the top of the head, while the other half is left down, usually with some lightly tousled curls. The top of the hair can be held back with an out-of-sight clip, or it can be held by a bun at the top of the head.
Tousled, sexy. For the celebrity with a little more time and more helpers on the scene for hair and makeup, a very current popular style is the hair down, and tousled. Best for hair that hits just below the shoulders, or a little longer. Curls are set and kept lightly and loosely. This is the very definition of the "sexy kitten" hairstyle we have all come to expect from Angelina Jolie. Tight bun. Some celebrities can get away with a nice tight bun at the back of the head. This is best for women with perfect skin, long necks and beautiful features Heidi Klum, for example, wore a bun at the Oscars. Sometimes a few stray hairs are kept down, to frame the face, but just as often they're not.
The light bun. This is a popular style for the celeb who's trying to look as if she didn't really try and just came from the gym. But in reality this style takes some time. Hair is usually curled first (or left curly if it's naturally so) and the bun is brought together lightly and held with invisible clips. There are quite a number of hairs left down, which frame the face and neck and are often wavy or curly. This provides a soft look that goes well with softer red carpet gown colors. It's important that your entire look is balanced and each element compliments the others. This means matching your dress, accessories and hair styles. A wispy, ethereal dress should be worn along a flattering, relaxed hair style and not a strict and severe hair-do, even if fashion calls for that kind of hair style.