A few Oscars hairstyles really stood out last night amidst the sea of forgettable shellacked, rain-proof updos and Veronica Lake waves, but not necessarily for the right reasons. Let's analyze Liza Minnelli's blue streak, a trifecta of mom hair, and Lady Gaga's confusing wig.
Liza Minnelli. Blue hair streaks are having a mini-moment (Lily Allen wore one last week), but we weren't necessarily expecting one at the Oscars. Say what you want about age appropriateness and potential tackiness; we're just happy we had something to look at besides soft, face-framing hair. Over the rainbow, indeed.
The Mom-Hair Trifecta. When you have short hair, stylists inevitably want to make it really poofy for formal occasions. Let this be a cautionary tale for you, particularly if you are 23 like Jennifer Lawrence. A short cut can quickly turn into a style that calls to mind Ferris Bueller's mom. The look works better on Portia de Rossi and Bette Midler, but in general, young ingenues should avoid this style at all costs.
Lady Gaga's Donatella Origami Wig. Let's ignore the question of why Gaga was at the Oscars in the first place and focus on this odd wig. Gaga is no stranger to statement hair, but in this case, it almost looks like she wants you to know it's a wig. The curiously rounded, powdery hairline is distracting, and then, when she turns around, it looks like someone tried to fold a crane into her hair, messed it up, and just settled for a big knot.
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