Red Carpet Fashion Awards

Summer is here and with it comes a more relaxed get-up-go approach to hair.

So it looks like we’re waving goodbye to the ironed-flat Brazilian Blow-out and relaxers and saying “Hello curls”, or in Halle’s words, “This is what you call wash-and-wear beach hair. It’s ready to go!”

Singers Brandy Norwood and Solange Knowles have also gone for grown-out bouncy curls recently, but whether your ringlets are real or have been given a helping hand with a curling iron or hair extensions, the secret is a great conditioner according to stylist Oscar James, whose clients include Tyra Banks, Vanessa Williams, Halle Berry, Iman and Beyonce.

‘It’s paramount that you start with deep conditioner always,’ he says. ‘Deep conditioning means healthy hair.’

* Here are Oscar’s tips for a great head of curls:

* Shampoo the hair, give it a great conditioner and use heat on it.

* Then rinse and blow it dry. I don’t really use a product before blowing out because when you put heat on a product, hair tends to look oily.

* Use a quarter-size iron to curl all around in no real pattern, and curl it haphazardly to get free-form curls in all directions.

* Finish with a holding spray and a little pomade to give shine and texture and help the curls stay where you put them.

The hair products you will need:

Carols Daughter Hair Milk Curl Nourishing ShampooSephora.com
Moraccan Oil Restorative Hair MaskAmazon
Joico Curl Definer CremeAmazon
Aussie 3-Minute Miracle ReconstructorBoots.com
Paul Mitchell Hold Me Tight Hair Spray Hair SprayAmazon
Ouidad Clear Control PomadeSephora.com

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Halle Berry looked resplendent on the red carpet for the 32nd Anniversary Carousel of Hope Gala in this gorgeous YSL Pre-Fall 2010 dress.

The raspberry-red asymmetrical gown gathers in the back to form beautiful layers of cascading fabric.

Halle accessorized with a grey and gold YSL box clutch, hooped diamond earrings and an oversized opalescent ring.

Her look was completed with her trademark pixie hair teased at the roots and flawless makeup.

Jennifer Garner won our votes for BDOTW when she wore the same dress in navy to attend the BAFTA Brits To Watch event last month.

The actress looked incredible, going for an understated look that spoke volumes.

Jennifer accessorized with beautiful David Webb earrings, a silver YSL metal box clutch and nude platform heels, finishing off her look with soft wavy hair and pretty light pink lipstick.

This one is incredibly hard to pick a winner. Both women look dazzling in their looks.

I prefer the fit on Halle, so she wins for me.

If you can’t make up your mind, click on the image above to see more pictures of the ladies in their YSL dress.

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Halle Berry and Mariska Hargitay attended the Mayor’s Fund Benefit Dinner To Support The Family Justice at the Red Rooster Restaurant in New York City this week.

The actresses opted for very different looks.

Halle broke out of her formulaic cleavage bearing LBD mode, to wear a Z Spoke by Zac Posen Resort 2011 dress.

Her ink houndstooth stretch wool cap sleeve dress was paired with some conservative black Bally pumps.

Mariska look was far more interesting to me despite the fact that we’ve seen this Vera Wang Spring 2011 floral print a few times on the red carpet.

Her two-piece floral look was paired with Jimmy Choo heels and a grey clutch which feels like an odd choice.

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Halle Berry was also honored at the 2011 FiFi Awards in New York City tonight.

She took home the ‘Celebrity Fragrance of the Year Award’ for her portfolio of Coty-backed scents which includes ‘Halle by Halle Berry’, ‘Halle Pure Orchid’ and her newest scent ‘Reveal’.

The actress revealed plenty on the red carpet wearing a Halston cut-out dress from the Spring 2011 collection.

Halle never met a LBD she didn’t like.

On this occasion her dress has super sexy cut-outs.

Many of us wouldn’t dare wear this dress, but then most of us don’t have her slammin’ body unfortunately.

Black isn’t boring on this occasion, especially when Halle has made the cut-out which is accented with gold tone hardware even wider than it appeared on the model.

Gold earrings, a black clutch and black strappy Christian Louboutin ‘Anna’ sandals completed her look.

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Emma Roberts: The young actress ran errands wearing this paint-printed MinkPink ‘Storm Boy Long Skirt’.

She added a simple black t-shirt, a great pair of shades and a cross body bag to her outfit.

I think I would have preferred a white t-shirt with this skirt and definitely a change of shoes from the grey boots she is wearing. A pair of cool gladiator flats would’ve been preferred.

Selma Blair: The Gorgeous mum-to-be showed us her take on maternity chic by wearing this printed empire waist maxi dress whilst out and about in LA. She added a white clutch, strappy flats and aviator sunglasses to her outfit.

I love that Selma manages to keep her look comfy and stylish, whilst being heavily pregnant. I am in love with her flats.

Zoe Saldana: Sometimes the simplest looks can speak the loudest and Zoe demonstrates this by stepping out in a green LnA t-shirt and a pair of skinny blue jeans looking amazing. She accessorized with tinted shades, Brian Atwood Claudette studded suede sandals and her Miu Miu Leather Ostrich bag.

This is exactly how to do a casual yet chic look. Zoe looks effortlessly cool strutting her stuff down the street.

Halle Berry: The actress was spotted wearing this summery Aqua twisted v-neck halter maxi dress, which was a great choice to show off her incredibly toned arms. She accessorized with a pair of simple flats and a matching grey Fendi bag.

Maxi dresses are the perfect way to throw something simple on but still look like you’ve made an effort. The print and colours on this dress are great for Halle’s skin tone and I love how she toned it down with neutral coloured accessories.

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