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During this year’s Oscars, Kerry Washington drew a plethora of plaudits for her pregnancy-appropriate ensemble. Her couture dress and diamond earrings may be out of reach, but if you wear long hair, Kerry’s elegant take on the archetypal half up, half down hair ‘do can be yours with a few products and tools, tips and tricks. The beauty of this style is that it keeps your locks off the face, yet retains the feminine appeal of tresses tumbling down the back. Plus it’s formal enough for special events, casual enough for brunches and lunches. For styling tips, click notes.

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The Oscars elicit imagery of old Hollywood glamor, like Veronica Lake’s retro wave cascade. Typically, today’s celebs either recreate these looks faithfully, or change it up completely with newfangled fashions. But Jennifer Garner managed an elegant juxtaposition between the old and the new with this soft and sultry, side-swept wave. It pays homage to the asymmetrical shape of the vintage waves of Tinsel Town, yet features a much softer, free-flowing feeling than those carved and controlled ‘S’ shapes; and rather than being tucked all the way back, the short side of the part is left loose, for a subtly askew face-frame. For styling tips, click notes.

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The award season’s red carpet’s were filled with celebrities wearing short hairstyles –– think Anne Hathaway, Michelle Williams, Charlie Theron. So CBS’s live from the couch asked Nick Arrojo to take the platform and tell us how to make these looks work for women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s. To see how to make a celebrity style work for you, watch the video below…