It may sound counterintuitive, but updos for short hair are some of the most stylish we've seen. Read on for some of the best to try in 2018.
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It’s very rare to see a celebrity slay a pixie haircut on the red carpet, which is exactly why we are so obsessed with Kerry Washington’s pixie length style. While short hair is not often thought of as showstopping, Washington made her mane the center of attention by bedazzling her strands with a jeweled tassel headpiece.
Washington’s stylist Takisha Sturdivant-Drew, a Matrix brand ambassador, explained she wanted to create a style to complement the star’s light and airy gown.
“From the moment I saw Kerry’s Tory Burch couture dress, I felt the look of the dress was ethereal, cloud-like...negativity is noise,” Sturdivant-Drew says. “So I decided that her hair should be in a really short pixie smooth cut wet look with bangs.”
If you can’t get enough of Washington’s pink carpet look, continue reading for everything you need to know to recreate the look yourself.
If you have the ever on-trend lob cut, you know just how versatile this length is. You can wear your hair up, down, curly, straight—they’ll all look fantastic. Having options is nice but with too many, it can be hard to choose what hairstyle to wear to your next big event. If you’re unsure which hairstyle will make a statement next time you have a pink carpet worthy moment, look to Katie Holmes and Emma Stone for all of your lob hair length inspiration needs.
Holmes hit the pink carpet in a stunning structured gown, complete with feathery wings. To complement her over-the-top gown, her stylist DJ Quintero, a Matrix brand ambassador, crafted an elegant wavy chignon. Below, we’ve broken down everything you need to know about how to create this stunning chignon.
To begin, mix together a couple of pumps of the Biolage Blowdry Glotion and the Biolage Hydra Foaming Styler and apply the mixture to your clean, damp hair. Set your hair in rollers and sit under a hooded dryer for 40 minutes. Once the 40 minutes are up, allow your hair to remain in the rollers until your strands completely cool.
Remove the rollers, brush out your curls, and spray the Biolage All-In-One Coconut Infusion Multi-Benefit Spray throughout your mane to help tame frizz, flyaways, and add shine. Next, pull your hair back and secure it into a small chignon using a hair bungee. Lastly, spray Biolage Freeze Fix Hairspray all over your hair to hold your look in place all night.
If updos aren’t your thing, we’ve got the style just for you: side swept beachy texture. Our favorite thing about Stone’s pink carpet hairstyle is that it looks just as glamorous at fashion’s biggest night of the year as it does dancing on tables during girls night with your besties. Matrix brand ambassador and celebrity stylist Mara Roszak, helped Stone embrace her natural texture and channel her inner ‘80s babe with this beachy look.
“Emma wore a gorgeous custom Louis Vuitton jumpsuit that felt like an 80’s dream,” Roszak says. “I wanted to create a side swept textured style accentuating her natural waves.”
Follow the instructions below to recreate this quick and easy textured style.
It’s no secret that down-to-there hair oozes over-the-top opulence and glamour, which is exactly what Halsey was going for when she hit in the pink carpet in her superhero inspired ensemble. Matrix brand ambassador Florido helped Halsey channel her inner superpowers with a crimped style any heroine would envy.
“Halsey’s hair was crimped to channel old school Wonder Woman,” he says.
If you want to upgrade your princess-length locks with some ‘80s inspired texture, you can’t go wrong with this crimped hairstyle.
To begin, apply the Matrix Total Results Keep Me Vivid Velvetizer to your freshly washed and conditioned damp hair, to help smooth your strands and protect your hair from heat. Spray Matrix Total Results High Amplify Wonder Boost Root Lifter at your roots to create extra lift and volume. Then, use a bristle brush to blow dry your hair straight. The stylist recommends using a Nick Stenson Curious brush.
Once your hair is straight, use a crimping hot tool to create an all-over crimped texture. For a finishing touch, use the Matrix Total Results High Amplify Proforma Firm Hold Hairspray to lock your look in place and keep it sleek and smooth all night long.
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