Minnesota School of Cosmetology Shows How to Wear Oscar-Winning Hair and Makeup Looks on Twin Cities Live

By: Brittney Klingl

The Oscars is undoubtedly the biggest night in Hollywood. Hundreds of A-listers gather in one room to honor each other’s performances over the last year, and dozens of news outlets are in attendance to document the star-studded night. Almost as high-profile as the award nominees, presenters and winners themselves are their fashion choices. The dresses, tuxedos, hair and makeup styles are buzzed about for days leading up to, during and after the event.

It may be hard to picture yourself sporting these red carpet looks, but on Tuesday, Feb. 24, Minnesota School of Cosmetology showed Twin Cities Live viewers how to create award-winning hair and makeup styles at home in their own bathrooms for a special night out or just running errands around town.

In a segment that also featured clothing styles from Mall of America, MSC instructor Donna Dungy explained to TCL’s Emily Engberg how simple it can be to wear this year’s hottest Oscars looks every day.

Elle Bliss models a Jennifer Lopez-inspired ponytail as Donna Dungy tells Twin Cities Live's Emily Engberg how to get the look.

For the first look, MSC student Celeste Pereira styled fellow classmate Abby Resch to emulate Sienna Miller’s elegant French twist updo. By simply parting the hair and doing a two-strand twist on each side, she pulled the rest of the hair into a bun, and completed the style with natural-looking makeup.

Left: Sienna Miller (Photo Courtesy: PopSugar), Middle and Right: MSC version

Student Lisa Klatt styled Marquitta Wood’s hair to look loose, but still put together, similar to busy mom on-the-go Zoe Saldana. The key to this look is the face-framing curls and neutral makeup tones.

Left: Zoe Saldana (Photo Courtesy: PopSugar), Middle and Right: MSC version

For a classic look that never goes out of style, MSC stylist Tawni Kramer gave model Elle Bliss a sleek, J. Lo-inspired high ponytail. Dungy explains how ponytails work with all types of hair and can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion.

Left: Jennifer Lopez (Photo Courtesy: Glamour), Middle and Right: MSC version

Finally, Paige Nelson simplified Gina Rodriguez’s glamorous side bun with fellow student Jackie Perez. As Dungy explains, buns are very fashionable and can be worn many different ways. This style can be achieved by simply starting with a ponytail, pulling it to the side, accentuating with some curls and pinning it up into a messy but fashionable updo.

Left: Gina Rodriguez (Photo Courtesy: PopSugar), Middle and Right: MSC version

Dungy explains that these styles are simple enough for anyone to do at home, but if you want the red carpet treatment without the red carpet cost, MSC provides a variety of cosmetology services to the public at its Woodbury and Plymouth locations. Visit www.msccollege.edu to learn more.

Watch the full Twin Cities Live segment.


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