Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Pops of Red, Lots of Black and Boring Hair

12/21/2012 at 12:00 PM ET

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Even though we didn’t see as many stars on the red carpet this week as last — it’s quiet in Hollywood this holiday season! — we still saw some strong trends emerge at various events. What were they? Let’s get to it!

Up: Pops of red. You can thank the holidays for this festive mini-trend, which we spotted on Hailee Steinfeld’s purse, Bella Heathcote’s dress and Rose Byrne’s jacket. Adding just a hint of the bold hue to your outfit is an easy way to look all holiday-y without going overboard.

Up: Head-to-toe black. What, are stars sick of sequined dresses already? This week we saw nearly one dozen leading ladies wear all black: Britney Spears, Demi Lovato, LeAnn Rimes, Alexa Chung, Jessica Chastain, Miley Cyrus, Krysten Ritter and Kerry Washington … to name a few. As New Yorkers, we’re always happy to see all-black ensembles en force, and it is a look that’s usually pretty failsafe — and slimming.

Down: Stick-straight hair. Rita Ora was the only woman we saw with pin-straight locks this week; everyone else went for bouncy curls and elegant updos (and cropped cuts, if you count Miley Cyrus!). With Christmas and New Year’s Even upon us, we predict we’ll be seeing a lot more exciting hairdos and less of the minimalist straight looks.

Tell us: Which color are you more likely to wear at the holidays: red or black?

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katherine goddard on

we predict we’ll be seeing a lot more exciting hairdos and less of the minimalist straight looks.

katherine goddard on

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Anne Minard on

Yikes. I don’t like any of those looks – or any of the hairstyles. None of it looks polished.

Kim on

Red and black are my two favorite colors, but I wouldn’t be caught dead in any of those outfits!

Miu on

I like Hailee’s outfit and Rita Ora’s dress but that’s about it. Hate hate hate what Britney is wearing. Her stylist should be fired asap.

AB on

I wonder if there was more black this week because of last Friday’s incident(?) Especially because a lot of shows made tributes to the tragedy. Just a thought.

omerta138 on

I really love dead straight hair. Looks great.

Jill on

So agree that the long hair is so boring. Can’t rich people do better than that. OMG grow up and get a stylish cut please.

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