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Celebrity hairstylist and makeup artist Nikki DeRoest is the genius behind one of our favorite blogs “Hello To Beauty”. Born into a family of hairdressers this certified beauty guru has built quite the celebrity following. Her work has been featured everywhere from Elle to Italian Vogue and she’s responsible for creating enviable tresses for Suki Waterhouse, The Blonde Salad, and Chiara Ferragni.

Ask any beauty addict and they’ll tell you that Nikki’s blog and YouTube channel is a treasure trove of tips and tricks and is the ultimate beauty resource. From beauty tutorials to product reviews, Nikki covers it all. Whether it be the perfect date night makeup or how to easily recreate her perfectly textured waves, she uses her insider knowledge to explain everything.

Read below to find out who she thought ruled the Oscars red carpet, what trends you can expect to continue and the secret to creating Rachel McAdams award-winning look from the Academy Awards.

Where do you get inspiration for hairstyles and looks?
Everywhere! I notice details and people no matter where I am. I love traveling and discovering different cultures and esthetics. Besides the obvious fashion magazines, fashion weeks, Tumblr, and Instagram (which I love), I also see it a lot with children’s effortless hairstyles, movies, and model’s “off duty” looks.




What is your go to style when it comes to hair and makeup?
I’m typically known for the effortless chic look. I love a lot of fresh glow, and a less is more approach. Don’t get me wrong I love glamour and hair and makeup products, but I like to finesse the look so it just looks pretty and a little lived in.




What’s the best hair advice you’ve ever been given?
Magic doesn’t happen over night. If you are going for a specific change/color, be patient. Cut your hair if it’s not serving you anymore. Don’t hang on to the long hair dream! Embrace your natural texture, and learn to work with it, not against it!




Who is your red carpet beauty crush?
Totally Rooney Mara. Her hair and makeup looks are fresh, innovative and fierce. I would die to work with her!

What were your favorite beauty trends this red carpet season?
Seeing ease with the styles. They were still with purpose, but I like that we also saw imperfections and undone styles.

What were you some of your favorite red carpet looks at this years Academy Awards?
Rooney Mara, Charlize Theron, Rachel McAdams and Kerry Washington

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Based upon the hairstyles we saw at the Academy Awards what trend(s) do you think are here to stay?
I was surprised to see so many women rocking their glasses when they presented. I think fresh faces with pretty makeup instead of a bold statement is here to stay. It’s more natural and highlights a women’s overall beauty.

What’s the key to taking a style from the red carpet and incorporating it into your everyday style?
Basically taking the inspo and roughing it up a little bit. The great thing now, however, is that I think anything goes. If you’re confident, you can wear anything!


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