The Oscars are a time to celebrate the films that made us laugh, clench our teeth, and cry. The Oscars are also one of the biggest celebrations in American fashion. All the stars and their significant others come dressed in beautiful gowns and suits that wow us even if the stream is a little pixelated (yep, I had to stream the event from a super shady online source!).
One of last night's most talked about Oscar winners was the singer-actor, Jared Leto, for his unforgettable performance as a transgender woman in the film Dallas Buyers Club. It seems that the blue eyed star is not only great at makeup on screen (thanks to his Oscar winning makeup artists - who btw were on a serious budget!), but in real life as well! Who knew that one of the evening's most talked about beauty looks would come from a man!?
That's right, we're talking about this hombre's ombre do! The waves, the shine, and that irresistible blonde color is absolutely attainable in the comfort of your home. Inspired by the R29 interview with Leto, here's my take on how to get this look right now:
- Ombre: This girl nails it > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maVFnZGEL7w
- Smooth: Wash your hair as usual and condition with a 2-3 minute hair mask. Jared uses this one for this color and this one for those waves. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a t-shirt instead of a towel to reduce frizz.
- Waves: Part your hair in the center and scrunch your hair upwards with your hands when damp. Allow to air dry. If your hair is naturally straight you might have to use some hair setting spray to let that scrunch take shape, but go light so as not to leave any trace of product!
- Perfect the waves / separate the pieces: Use a hair straightener to bend just 4 1-inch strands per side. Make sure to always bend the pieces away from your face. For the softest wave, make sure to hold your hair straightener at no more than a 45 degree angle.
And you're done! Let me know what you think with a quick Facebook comment :)
As for that hunky and oh so evenly placed facial hair? There ain't much I can do about that, but it seems that the docs in Brooklyn have a few solutions. Lol.