SheKnows: What do you predict will be the biggest hair trends of the night?
Philip B: Sculpted bombshell waves in platinum blonde (a la Michelle Williams channeling Marilyn Monroe) or tousled, not-too-polished waves (a la Kate Beckinsale and Mila Kunis). Both styles look amazing in combination with detailed couture dresses.
SheKnows: What stars are you most excited to see on the carpet?
Philip B: Cate Blanchett. She is a great role model for the easy, natural hair look, which contrasts so beautifully with her polished, avant-garde style.
Gwyneth Paltrow. Her long, sleek hair is always perfect with her Calvin Klein gowns. Natalie Portman. Can't wait to see her post-pregnancy look. Jennifer Hudson. So beautiful and talented, and her new figure looks amazing.
I'm also excited to see young, up-and-coming stars like Hailee Steinfeld and Dakota and Elle Fanning. The two sisters are big Rodarte fans and, like me, love super-shiny, healthy, natural-looking hair!
SheKnows: What was your favorite hair look at the Oscars last year?
Philip B: I love the look of sexy, flawless waves. At last year's ceremony, Kate Beckinsale and Mila Kunis both wore them in loose, modern updos that telegraphed sophistication and drama in a youthful way.
SheKnows: How can you easily get this look?
Philip B: This look is surprisingly easy to achieve with the right styling products.
SheKnows: Since they were your favorites, what do you want to see Kate and Mila rock this year?
Philip B: They both have gorgeous hair. Kate is kind of aristocratic, so she looks wonderful in updated versions of classic Hollywood hairdos, like a tousled high bun or chignon or bouncy ponytail. Mila's hair looks great when she wears it pin-straight and center-parted, and she has a beautiful face for that kind of '70s look. But I really love the look of sexy, flawless waves, so I'd be happy to see that look again, too!
Don't forget to watch the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. EST, and check back right after for our list of the best and worst hair looks of the night.
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