Prior to the 2014 Academy Awards that was held in Hollywood on Sunday, Oscar-beautification was moving full speed ahead at Meche. A handful of leading ladies received color touch-ups and styling prior to the show, including Jessica Biel, Naomi Watts, Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Garner, Sienna Miller, Charlize Theron, Sarah Paulson, Chrissy Teigen, Camila Alves and the host of the evening’s festivities, Ellen Degeneres – just to name a few.
With such a high profile clientele in tow, Meche’s expert stylists and colorists knew exactly what it took to create flawless red carpet looks. A few of their leading tips for anyone prior to gracing the red carpet, or any big event (from weddings to birthday soirees) for that matter, are below!
Don’t Do Anything Drastic
“Most of my clients are just coming in for touch ups before the event, as they don’t want to make a dramatic change before a big event.”
Get A Great Trim
“I would suggest getting a good trim a couple weeks before any big event. Ask your stylist to trim your hair dry, paying careful attention to removing any split or dry ends. Also, bringing references is also something I encourage my clients to do on a day-to-day basis in the salon.”
A Gloss is a Must
“A gloss is THE one thing that’s a must for red carpet ready looks. Even if you don’t color your hair, a clear gloss on natural hair is the best way to add a healthy, shiny glow.”
Give Color Time to Settle
“Hair color should be done a week before any big event, giving color time to settle and time to do any adjustments.”
“For coloring before the Oscars or any awards show (or event, for that matter), it’s best to have your color done a week before the event. That way, you can avert anything undesirable and it gives you time to perfect the look you’re trying to achieve.”
Get Extensions a Week in Advance
“Extensions should also be done a week in advance, making sure color matches and hair holds up to the desired style. Clip-in bangs are always a hit!”
Whether getting pampered by the talented team at Meche, or getting event-ready yourself, with these tips from our top stylists and colorists your hair will be ready to shine. Red carpet, here you come!