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One of my favorite hair styles on the Golden Globes red carpet this year was Julianne Hough’s edgy take on a twisty updo. With her pretty, ball gown style dress this ‘do was complimentary and classic with just the right amount of youthful playfulness. Julieanne’s hair stylist, Riawna Capri of Nine Zero One Salon, was happy to share just how she created this work of hair art. Warning, it’s a bit more intricate than it looks at first glance.

One of the first things I noticed about the style was how beautifully clean and bright Julianne’s blonde hair looked. This was because Julianne’s Hair was washed and prepped with UNITE’s BLONDA Shampoo and BLONDA Condition. The special formulated shampoo and conditioner brighten the tone of blonde hair. Next UNITE 7SECONDS Condition was used on Julianne’s locks not only to detangle and condition the hair, but additional 7SECONDS Condition was applied to help to make the hair super clean and slippery to ensure that some hair fell out to add to the final edginess of the look. 

Post-shamppo, UNITE EXPANDA Volume was applied 1-3 inches from the roots to give maximum lift and volume. Next, hair was dried and brushed using UNITE Pro-System 74mm Round brush. Once hair was dry, UNITE EXPANDA Dust was sprinkled throughout the root area on the top of the head. UNITE EXPANDA Dust is packed with ingredients and starches that help add extra volume and hold to hair. Then to begin styling, Riawna started in the back, using small, horizontal sections on the top of the head, backcombing the hair 1-2 inches from scalp to create instant volume. She then continued forward to the hairline leaving out the final front section. The final backcombed “mohawk” was clipped out of the way. 

This look didn’t stop with the prep though. Along the sides, Riawna slightly teased the hair for added texture and volume. Then a soft, natural parting in the hair was made on both sides near the temple area and each side was split into a top and bottom section. After being separated, each section was twisted into the back towards the nape, made into a mini ponytail and pinned. Finally the edgy, mohawk style was finished at the top by twisting the hair within the front 3 inches of the top section over towards the left and pinning it in place. The second section was then alternated to twist toward the right side and pinned in place. The alternating sections continued until the top section was complete creating a “twisted mohawk”. Once hair was set in the general form, Riawna sprinkled more UNITE EXPANDA Dust on areas that still required more texture, then pulled the hair slightly with fingers and rubbing it together she created whispy strands. Any good red carpet look needs a bit of hairspray and shine spray, Riawna used UNITE SESSION-Max Hairspray for extra strong hold to last all evening and UNITE SHINA-Mist for high-gloss shine. 
While I wasn’t a huge fan of her dress, I was a huge fan of Claire Danes’ Golden Globes’ makeup and hair. 

Paul Butler, the stylist responsible for her hair, said he drew inspiration from Claire’s red-hot Versace gown and went for a modern-day Jessica Rabbit look. To begin with, take clean, wet hair and blow it dry hair with a large, round, boar bristle brush. When hair is mostly dry take a curling iron with a one and a half inch barrel and start wrapping hair section by section in loose spiral curls. Butler recommends setting the curls with Frizz-Ease Moisture Barrier Firm-Hold Hairspray. 

Claire’s makeup was done by Laura Mercier global artistry director Matin Maulawizada, who “decided to go with a smoky eye and not a red lip since the dress is so red.” To achieve this deep dark look, he used Laura Mercier Caviar Eyeliner in Black to line her upper and lower lids and then to add more depth along the lash line he applied Laura Mercier Tightline Cake Eye Liner in Black Ebony using a flat eye liner brush. Then he lined the inside of her eyes Laura Mercier Kohl Pencil in Black Gold, saying he wanted to “intensify the depth and create a contrast to her blue eyes.” To complete the look he coated Claire’s lashes with Laura Mercier Faux Lash Mascara

His choice of a neutral, soft lip was perfectly chosen on her. He began by lining the lips using Laura Mercier Lip Pencil in Hazelnut. Then he used Laura Mercier Lip Pencil in Praline to add additional contour and shading. Lastly he used Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Angelic to even out the shading and create a flawless, natural look.
Amanda Seyfried’s performance as Cosette is darn near flawless, but it’s her Les Miserables character’s natural beauty and simplicity that she pulls off so well. So it was a startling comparison to see her step out in deep, berry-stained lips for a recent red carpet event. While I found the color a bit brash against her fair skin and light hair, she certainly made a statement with the “it” lip color of the moment.

Copying Amanda’s look requires a lipstick that features deep color with sheer shine, one like Yves Saint Laurent’s Rouge Volupté Shine. For the same soft shine, but with more subtle color go for something a lipstick like Stila Color Balm Lipstick.

Both Yves Saint Laurent’s Rouge Volupté Shine ($34) and Stila’s Color Balm Lipstick ($22) are available at
Kim Kardashian went for a bold statement on New Year’s Eve in a super-fitted dress that gave the illusion of being see-through — and the dress was really just an “accessory” to her bombshell pregnancy announcement. Yet, if you could tear your eyes away from her dress (or seemingly lack thereof) for a second, you just might actually see her hair. It appears that Kimmy K went for a multi-braid effect, pairing some smaller, thin braids into thicker low braids and then topping it off with a long and loose french braid that went from the left side of her head across to the other side. This is a style that truly requires an extra set of hands, and one who knows a thing or two about various braiding techniques.
There is something I really like about Leslie Mann, maybe it’s because she seems so normal and down-to-earth. Last week what I really liked was her hair. I couldn’t get a clear shot of the back of it to share, but from the front it looks like a folded under poof secured with a thick black ribbon tied into a bow at the base. A hairstyle like this looks so glam and pretty and yet is so simple to pull off. 

You’ll want to start with your hair in a ponytail and then tease at the top (closest to the ponytail holder). Next you’ll want to flip the ends under right at the base of the ponytail so that hair makes a loop in the back and secure them with another tie (or loop the same one around more time). Use hairspray, if desired to finish the look and add a little stiffness if hair seems to be falling flat or looks too soft. Don’t forget the finishing touch of the black bow — tie it once or twice around the poof you created. Make sure you don’t tie the bow too tightly or it will cinch the hair, you want it loose, use bobby pins if you’re worried about it falling out.

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