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Award Shows Offer Red Carpet Education

Emmys, Oscars, Grammys and MTV Music awards, you can be assured if there are super stars and red carpets involved, trends will be set. This is especially true when it comes to the beauty industry, particularly where fashion and hair are involved.
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Emmys, Oscars, Grammys and MTV Music awards, you can be assured if there are super stars and red carpets involved, trends will be set. This is especially true when it comes to the beauty industry, particularly where fashion and hair are involved.

It's so fun to see all the different hair styles when our favorite Hollywood personalities walk the red carpet. The styles worn on these special nights are often iconic. Over time this has even developed its own place in the beauty industry history books being coined as the "Glamorous Hollywood Red Carpet Look".

If you are a serious fashion or hair artist, watching these shows is a must. These shows offer you a free education on the trends and are strong indicators of what will soon become mainstream. They provide so many great ideas that you can utilize to change your client's style or your own style for that matter. They also provide you with a preview of what skills and looks you need to educate yourself on for the upcoming seasons.

On the personal side, it could be that you are searching for a new idea or a new way to style your own hair. Maybe you're considering going for a more dramatic look such as a deep rich color or a short sassy cut. Often if you have the opportunity to see this on another person, say one of your favorite Hollywood A-listers, it may just push you over the edge to go for it and actually try something new.

This year at the Emmys there were some definite styles that stuck out in my mind. Let's just start with Cicely Tyson. I am already enamored by her beauty but the gorgeous salt and pepper tones she rocked looked insanely beautiful on her. Love, love, loved it!

Fall was definitely in the air for many of those that appeared on the red carpet. This was apparent with darker roots that subtly blended into lighter ends. This look reflected natural grown out highlight which is exactly what we saw with Heidi Klum. She looked absolutely stunning wearing a darker tone from what we have seen her wear in previous years. She finished off the look with just the right amount of baby lights that delicately framed her face.

I also love the fact that women are now embracing their curls. Carol Kane and Kerry Washington were perfect examples of this. Likewise, I noticed a lot of asymmetry regardless of if the hair was actually cut in that manner or just being styled to create an asymmetrical illusion. Several accomplished this by creating a deep side part with one side tucked tightly behind the ear and with the opposite side left for more creativity. A great example of this was the soft waves worn by Kristen Dunst and Felicity Huffman which complimented the side part.

Constance Zimmer also had an incredible geometric cut resembling the 1990 s movie pulp fiction; really bold and beautiful! Over all this season we are seeing natural looking hair and a lot of texture. So, perhaps if you're looking for a change this is a direction you may want to go.

Just remember, the popular styles are always fun to consider but what matters most is that you feel beautiful in whatever style you select to wear.