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As one of the most prestigious nights in Hollywood, the 2020 Oscar Awards stunned from the red carpet to the stage. With multiple performances from Cynthia Erivo, Billie Eilish, Randy Newman, Idina Manzel, Elton John, and Janelle Monae to the heartfelt speeches as the winners were announced - the Oscar Awards always deliver an iconic feel. To complement the vibe, the fashion - full of glitz, glamour and structured silhouettes - set the stage for effortless beauty. Among the it-crowd, Laura Dern, Rooney Mara and Natalie Portman made waves with their style. Keep reading to see exactly how Celebrity Hairstylist Ryan Trygstad got Best Supporting Actress Winner Laura Dern #redkenready and Celebrity Colorist and Redken Brand Ambassador Cassondra Kaeding created the color that shined on the red carpet!



Winning an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Marriage Story was the heartfelt win the audience didn’t even know they needed. In her acceptance speech she thanked her friends and her “acting heros” who just so happen to be her parents. This sweet moment showed off the Laura Dern we all love and know. Apart from her beaming persona, Dern looked fabulous as ever in a pink and black gown and half up swept back style that capitalized on the overall vibe her team was going for. 

“Laura, her stylist, and the Armani team decided on this stunning pale pink and black embroidered gown. As a team, we all decided the 1960s aesthetic of the gown would perfectly lend itself to complementary 60s vibes hair and makeup. I decided on a half back look with a swooping bang, keeping Laura’s hair behind her shoulders to expose her long, beautiful neck and to spotlight the details on the gown. I added a few custom hair extensions to extend the length to the middle of the back, shaping the hair into a soft V. My key product for this look is Redken’s NEW! Deep Clean Dry Shampoo to absorb any excess product and add a touch of volume at the roots. Imagine a modern-day 1960s belle de jour California girl, spending her summer in Italy. It’s classic glam with a mix of Laura’s California roots.” - Celebrity Hairstylist Ryan Trygstad.


1.     Prep hair by washing with Redken Extreme Shampoo and Conditioner.

2.     Apply a quarter-sized amount of Redken Extreme Play Safe to lengths and ends to heat protect up to 450 degrees.

3.     Blow-dry hair with a round brush, curling at the ends for a vintage, 1960s vibe while leaving your lengths smooth.

4.     Once fully dry, side-part your hair then softly pull back the top section and secure in the back for an elegant, half-up look.

5.     Apply a few spritzes of the NEW! Redken Deep Clean Dry Shampoo to your roots and in your face-framing pieces to add in some touchable volume.

6.     To finish the look, run a wide-toothed comb through your lengths and ends to soften and spritz a few spritzes of Redken Triple Pure 32 Hairspray for high hold without the crunch.


There is no doubt about it, brunettes have had quite the resurgence this season, and the Oscars 2020 red carpet echoed this notion. When describing their color, Cassondra shared: Rooney loves to have a sleek, deep cool brunette color. I use Redken Shades EQ Gloss to enhance her natural color and cancel out unwanted brass. Natalie has the perfect smoky gold color with subtle pops of brightness around her face. I tell my brunette clients to come back for a Redken Shades EQ Gloss in-between their full color appointments to refresh their color, keep it looking cool and add tons of shine.”

Up until now, brunette shades didn’t have specialized at-home care to perfect their tone. However, the latest innovation from Redken is giving brunettes even more reason to embrace their shade. “For at-home care, Redken Color Extend Brownlights Shampoo and Conditioner is a great way for brunettes to maintain their color and fight those unwanted undertones.” Says Kaeding. Redken Color Extend Brownlights Shampoo and Conditioner is formulated with a deep blue shade that directly works to neutralize orange tones in the hair - the biggest culprit when it comes to brassy fade out. Read more about the new Redken Brownlights here and keep scrolling to see the formula’s to get Rooney Mara and Natalie Portman’s red carpet color! 


Rooney Mara Image Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images

Turning heads on the red carpet and post-show with her fiancé - Joaquin Phoenix - who won Best Actor for his performance in Joker. Captured eating vegan burgers post-show with Phoenix, Rooney donned a black lace Alexander McQueen gown with a super slick up style that showed off her hair color and her best features! 


Gloss Formula (Zones 1-3): 3 oz. Redken Shades EQ Gloss 05N, 1 oz. Redken Shades EQ 06NA + 4 oz. Redken Shades EQ Processing Solution



Natalie Portman Image Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

Praised for her outfit, Natalie Portman wore a cape embroidered with the names of snubbed female directors on the red carpet as a subtle nod of commemoration. When it came to her hair, her season’s signature golden smokey brunette complemented her black and gold-tone dress perfectly. 


Highlight Formula: 2 oz. Redken Flash Lift Bonder Inside +  2 oz. Pro-oxide Cream Developer 20 Volume

Gloss Formula (Zones 1-3): 2 oz. Redken Shades EQ Gloss 09NA, 2 oz. Redken Shades EQ Gloss 09N + 4 oz. Redken Shades EQ Processing Solution

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