Three Hot Golden Globes Hairstyle Trends

At last night’s Golden Globes, starlets wowed red carpet onlookers, embracing a variety of styling trends sure to become go-to looks for seasons to come. Here, top stylists share how you can execute these A-List dos on your salon clients.

THE TREND: Laid-back waves

Stars exuded a natural, less stylized sensuality with lightly curled locks cascading effortlessly against the backdrop of their soft silhouettes.

Nicole Kidman revealed an elegance of a different sort with her “Bohemian chic” tresses, created by celebrity hair stylist, David Babaii. He says he was driven to create a modern version of the effortless sultriness associated with Veronica Lake.

Get the look: Before drying, Babaii applied his own Miracle Oil Hair Elixir to Kidman’s locks to prevent heat damage and to add overall shine. To begin the soft blowout, use a medium sized T3 AntiGravity Barrel Brush. Next, add texture and movement to just the ends, by creating subtle “half moon” curls with a 1 ¼-inch T3 SinglePass Twirl Curling Iron for the finishing touches to these luscious locks.

Madonna may have won a Golden Globe last night, but she also gets an award for a well-executed simplistic hairstyle. Wella Professionals Celebrity Stylist Andy LeCompte, says he wanted to give her the easy, natural texture hair she had envisioned.

Get the look: The key to mastering this look is texture! First, rough dry hair to emphasize natural waves. Continue by misting  strands with Wella’s Thermal Image Heat Protection Spray as a precaution to possible heat damage from the FHI platform 1-inch flat iron LeCompte used to manipulate her hair into soft S formations. For him, the key product in sealing in all the texture he worked to create was a finishing mist of Wella Professionals Ocean Spritz Beach Texture Spray.

Jessica Biel graced the red carpet with soft waves to perfectly complement a delicate, blush gown. Celebrity hairstylist Davy Newkirk says he wanted to create a look that evoked an overall “relaxed vibe, while still remaining polished and sophisticated.”

Get the look: Biel’s fine hair needed a lift to create the volume Newkirk had in mind. He applied Alterna Bamboo Volume Weightless Whipped Mousse all over her damp hair and Alterna Bamboo Volume Uplifting Root Blast to just the roots before drying. To maintain her hair’s weightlessness, while adding some volume, he used a large round brush to smooth the cuticle before nearly drying all the way through.  Just before completely dry, he added Alterna Bamboo Style Boho Waves Touseled Texture Mist to create texture before ending with a rough dry. Newkirk then sectioned Biel’s hair to alternate between wrapping and clamping, to prevent the look from becoming overdone. To keep the tousled tresses modern, Newkirk used Alterna Bamboo Style Moldable Texture Paste as he combed through the completed curls.

THE TREND: Glitzy Headbands

Nothing screams femininity like a little sparkle, which makes this year’s jeweled hairstyle addition seem more than fitting.

Charlize Theron may not have taken home a Golden Globe, but there is no doubt she boasted a winning style. The Best Actress nominee’s overall romantic glamour was elevated by her hair bling: a dramatic Cartier diamond headband. “I wanted to create an up-do that combined a bohemian, romantic, and casual mood, but was strong enough for the red carpet,” says stylist Enzo Angileri.

Get the look: Start by curling 2–inch sections of dry hair to enhance existing volume and waves. Next, mist the curls with Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray. Once dry, comb through the curls with a Moroccanoil Ionic Ceramic Paddle brush to create a more natural ease to the overall texture. Separate hair into three distinct sections as you sweep her whole mane to the left. Follow by rolling the first two into loose buns, pinning them down and spritzing them with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray. Then wrap the last section around the bun and pin it under the two other sections. Angileri says the key to making this whispy, unstructured up-do work is by preventing flyways with Moroccanoil Frizz Control.

Busy Philips dazzled spectators with a head-turning up-do with a twist.  Her voluminous, ‘60s-inspired hairstyle was accented with a thin, plastic headband. Often associated with casual dos, this look is nothing short of marvelous in its imperfections. Stylist Chris McMillan says he used Wella Professionals products because “they are light, so the hair won’t get weighed down throughout the night.”

Get the look: The Wella Professionals Natural Volume Styling Mousse McMillan prepped her wet hair with did just what it was designed to do, keeping Philips’ hair sky-high throughout the evening. Just before the hair fully dries, also add a spritz of Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray. Pull the piecy strands into an imperfect, textured French Twist, add a headband and your client is ready for any elegant event.

Michelle Williams also chose to take the red carpet flaunting an haute headband. The Golden Globe winner, also styled by Chris McMillan, modeled yet another ’60s glamour throwback, with a dressed up pixie. Reminiscent of Mia Farrow, Williams inspired McMillan to create “a retro ’60s combined with Flapper flair type of look that shows there’s still a lot of glamour and versatility with short hair.”

Get the look: After applying Wella Professionals Natural Volume Styling Mousse to wet hair, let the hair air dry while shaping it with your hands in the direction you’d like the style to hold.  Continue to add volume by directing a hair dryer at the roots to give extra lift at the crown. Next, apply Wella Professionals Mirror Polish to give it that extra sheen, while also setting the desired shape. The simple, wide headband with a retro accent gives the look a modern spin. Add the headband before smoothing bangs in the direction of the jewel to add to the fringe effect. Ensure that your client’s look is set to dazzle all night by finishing it with a spray of Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray.

THE TREND: Elegant Up-dos

The classic red carpet style, which can be called nothing short of the best accessory to any gorgeous gown, was not overlooked at last night’s event.

Shailene Woodley often opts for charming elegance. She stayed true to her stylistic disposition last night with naturally subtle make-up and an alluring low bun.  Stylist Campbell McAuley for Wella Professionals says he wanted Woodley to appear “naturally enchanting” as she took the red carpet.

Get the look:  Prep wet hair with Wella Professionals Velvet Amplifier to create a voluminous, glossy finish.  Allow it to dry naturally with a diffuser. Lightly mist hair with Wella Professionals Thermal Image Heat Protection Spray before using a curling iron to enhance natural waves that will soon be sectioned off from the crown to ears into a front and back split section. Allow the back section to maintain some movement as you pull it back into a slightly loose ponytail. On the front section, spray Wella Professionals Shimmer Delight Shine Spray to add a healthy shine before sculpting hair into a side-parted, twisted bun.

Emma Stone’s romantic, side-swept style appeared effortlessly dazzling. Returning to her auburn hue, Stone enlisted the help of celebrity stylist Mara Roszak to achieve her look of casual elegance. Roszak used a trio of MATRIX styling products to create the highly texturized foundation that gives this look its edgy sophistication.

Get the look: First, enhance strands’ natural wave by applying Total Results Amplify Foam Volumizer to damp hair before roughdrying. To create more volume, use a 1-inch curling iron to further define existing texture. Tame unwanted flyaways with a dab of Total Results Curl Contouring Lotion. Twist the curls into a low chignon and pin at the nape, allowing piecy strands to form a natural face around her face. A mist of BIOLAGE Freeze Fix Hair Spray and Lanvin hair jewels combine to create the perfect finish.

Paula Patton stunned the crowd with her vibrant yellow, strapless gown. Such a statement must be paired with an equally fabulous hairdo. To achieve this goal, Patton enlisted the help of elite stylist Robert Steinken to complete her chic and sexy declaration as she presented at last night’s festivities. Steinken says he wanted to give her “the sophisticated sexiness of Brigitte Bardot, but modern and sexy without looking retro.”

Get the look: First, spray a small amount of Moroccanoil Frizz Control throughout damp hair. Follow by using Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream to add luscious texture that softly holds the desired style, without looking stiff. Section off 2- to 3-inch pieces and use a round, medium-size Moroccanoil Ionic Ceramic Brush to create smooth, bouncy waves. Steinken suggests letting the brush  stay in the hair 10–15 seconds after removing the heat to allow the hair to cool and set. With a 1-inch curling iron, wrap the hair around the iron in a spiral, starting at the root. Hold each section for 15–20 seconds, then remove and pin the curl with a clip or bobby pin to let it cool. A light spray of Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray will help set the style. Then, unpin and brush out the curls. To add height to the final look, backcomb the hair at the crown, starting 3–4 inches from the hairline. Finally, section hair behind the top of each ear and bring both sides together in the back with a twist and pin. Before finishing the style with Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray for an added touch of shine, spray one more shot of hairspray to ensure hold and take care of any loose pieces.

Kelly Osbourne rarely fails to deliver when it comes to shocking a crowd and last night was no exception. Stylist Judd Minter for Aim Artists, described her look as “upswept hair that brings classic beauty with an edge.” It wasn’t just the slicked back style, but the gray-violet hue that captured the masses’ attention.

Get the look: Before drying, take a dime-sized amount of Sebastian Professional Thickefy Foam and use your fingertips to incorporate it through strands, starting at the roots. Using a large round brush, blow dry until smooth and voluminous. To get the sleek finish of this look, switch to a boar bristle brush and pull the hair back into a tight, low ponytail. Give your client that unique violet hue by applying Sebastian Professional Cellophanes. Twist the hair into a bun, pin it place, and finish with Sebastian Professional Shaper Zero Gravity hairspray for an all-night hold.

—Megan Rupp