Lorraine used the Ask Tammy form when she had a question about Cameron Diaz‘s Oscar hair.
“To have my hair styled like cameron diaz wore her hair at the oscars 2012, what do I ask my stylist for. And also would it matter if my hair were naturally straight or it has a slight wave to it?”
Stylist Jordana Lorraine helped out with the answer:
To achieve Cameron’s 2012 Oscar look, follow these steps:
CUT– Ask your hair stylist for a softly graduated bob and some long layers framing the face on the heavy side of the part. This style must have a side part to work, and the farther over you can get it, the better. Cutting it gently with a razor technique would help provide the softer look, as opposed to the sharp edges of a scissor cut. Don’t be afraid to bring a photo; this can be very helpful, since stylists and clients sometimes see and describe shapes quite differently.
HAIR TYPE– This style would be best on fine, wavy hair, blow-dried straight because this has a more flexible feel than very straight hair, however if hair is fine and straight, it can be manipulated into a style like this using a medium round brush to create a bend in the hair without too much curl. If you have curly hair and really want this look, a Brazilian Blowout can help you achieve it.
STYLING/PRODUCTS– If hair is colored or bleached like Cameron’s, start by spritzing a thermal protectant spray all over. Blowdry on medium, wrapping hair around the head in both directions; this will help create the lose, swingy feeling. Halfway through, add some sea spray for texture and volume without the stiffness of a root lifter or hairspray. If hair is wavy, use a brush to add some tension, smoothing out the wave. Use a medium-sized round brush to encourage hair to curl backwards just at the ends. Finish with a dry shampoo (yes, it can be used as a styling product!) as a preventative measure if your hair tends to get greasy. While conventional wisdom might tempt you to use a pomade for shine and de-frizzing, resist that temptation if you really want Cameron’s look, as it is matte, loose and free.