Red carpet season is in full swing and while we’re always interested to see our favorite celeb’s outfits and makeup choices, what we really look forward to is the hair—and luckily, we have an in with celebrity stylists that make some of the top red carpet hairstyles happen.
For this year’s Critic’s Choice Awards on January 12, some of the top nominees partnered with Matrix and Biolage stylists to create some of the most show-stopping looks of the evening. Want to learn more? Read on.
Lupita Nyong’o’s Sky High Updo By Celebrity Stylist Vernon Francois
We love seeing natural hair on the red carpet, and Francois took it to the next level with Lupita Nyong’o’s sky-high updo. Unlike the stiff updos you might be used to seeing on the red carpet, Francois worked with Nyong’o’s natural texture to deliver a voluminous final look.
How To Get The Look:
If you’re wondering what products Francois used to achieve this look, we’ve got the scoop! Before you begin, it’s essential to make sure your strands are nourished. Francois prepped Nyong’o’s mane with Matrix Total Results Miracle Creator Multi-Tasking Hair Treatment. This multi-tasking treatment offers 20 hair beautifying benefits, including protecting against heat damage, adding moisture, reducing dryness, and boosting shine.
If you want your red carpet look to maintain volume throughout the day, you’ll need a flexible-hold hairspray. Francois used Matrix Total Results High Amplify Flexible Hold Hairspray to give Nyong’o’s hair a flexible, strong hold with all-over volume and shine.
Working with extensions on natural hair? The Matrix Total Results Length Goals Perfector Multi-Benefit Styling Spray protects both the natural hair and extension hair from daily wear and tear as well as damage from heat and styling tools while reducing tangling. Always complete your look with a high-hold hairspray like Matrix Total Results High Amplify Proforma Hairspray for a firm hold and texturizing finish.
Laura Dern’s Sleek, Effortless Waves, Styled By Celebrity Stylist Kylee Heath
As much as we love an intricate red carpet hairstyle, nothing can beat the classics. Case in point: Laura Dern’s sleek, effortless waves styled by celebrity stylist Kylee Heath.
How To Get The Look:
For this look, begin with damp hair. Remember to always prep your mane with a heat protectant. Heath applied a few spritzes of Biolage’s Thermal Active Setting Spray throughout Dern’s hair before getting started on this look. This formula protects against heat and adds body and volume for long-lasting control. Next, apply one pump of Biolage Blowdry Glotion to the hair, beginning at the ends and running excess product throughout. This longwear heat primer lets you shape and reshape hair with a 450 degree fahrenheit thermal protection for fast, healthy-looking and frizz controlled blowouts. Create a middle part and use a comb to ensure the product is evenly distributed throughout the hair.
Use a blow dryer and a round brush to smooth your strands and create volume. Once the hair is fully dried, grab a one and one-fourth inch curling iron. Clamp a two-inch section of hair at the root and hold it for one second. Then, move the iron about a half-inch down the section, flip it in the opposite direction, and hold for another second. Repeat this step on each segment from roots to ends. Use a flat iron to smooth the ends of the hair.
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