Gwyneth Paltrow's sleek hair wonderfully complemented her linear, metallic Calvin Klein gown at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. The look was sleek, straight, and simple. John Frieda International Creative Consultant Harry Josh worked with Gwyneth to find a style that expressed her classic and cool red carpet style. "Gwyneth was my inspiration," says Harry, "she never tries to impress and her sophistication comes from within-a hairstyle shouldn't overshadow that. She's always had impeccably chic personal style and I wanted her hair to reflect that on the Red Carpet."
Makeup Artist Leslie Lopez wanted her makeup to reflect her sleek and opulent Calvin Klein gown. "Gwyneth is very regal looking, she reminds me of Grace Kelly," says Lopez, "I wanted her to look classic and beautiful, and at the same time approachable."
Keep reading to see Gwyneth Paltrow's full beauty breakdown and hair how-to tips from the 2011 Oscars!
Harry started with the new John Frieda Frizz-Ease 3-Day Straight (an at-home alternative to salon straightening treatments) because he wanted to give Gwyneth super smooth, shiny hair that would stay straight all night long.
Harry began blowing out her hair with a Mason Pearson brush, carefully straightening each section at a time. Next, he went over each piece with a comb and a flat iron, ensuring every hair stayed sleek.
Harry gave her a center part and combed down all stray hairs and flyaways with the new John Frieda Full Repair Flyaway Tamer, a great on-the-go styling tool that's a must-have for any red carpet. Small enough to stash in a clutch, the mascara-like wand fixes any wild hair in seconds.