Awards season is in full swing and we’re not complaining. Hollywood’s finest dazzled in couture gowns and sparkling jewels at the 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards. But it was their on-trend, picture-perfect hairstyles that completed their head-to-toe looks. Old Hollywood was a major theme at the SAG Awards. Naomi Watts’s look was Veronica Lake-inspired, her hairstylist Giannandrea Marongiu told us. “She walked out of her house feeling confident and beautiful and it shows,” says Marongiu. From deep side parts, to long waves and short bobs, flip through some more of our favorite hairstyles from the night and find out how you can create them yourself.
Check out our favorite makeup from the night also—Watts included—by clicking here.
Nicole Kidman and hairstylist David Babaii showed off her new solid bob cut at the SAG awards with a sleek, superstraight look.
1. Babaii began by warming a small amount of product in the palms of his hands before applying it through the hair.
2. Next, he dried her hair with a nozzle attachment and a large round brush to smooth hair completely straight
3. He then sectioned her hair first: top, sides and back. To begin, he started by drying the nape area first and then proceeded until her entire head was dry.
4. After creating a center part and to ensure sleek perfection, he finished by flat ironing.
Jaimie Alexander was one of the most buzzed about celebrities on the SAG Awards’ red carpet. Celebrity hairstylist Jeffrey Paul told us exactly how to replicate her sophisticated hairstle.
1. On damp hair use an anti-frizz cream and blow-dry with paddle brush.
2. Lightly curl with big curling iron.
3. Add a drop of anti-frizz cream on hands and gather hair back of head and secure with a hair bungee.
4. Tuck in pieces to form a low bun in the back of head near the occiput bone on right side.
5. Lightly tease and lift the hair at the crown, part hair on right going towards left, lift backwards and spray with a volumizing hairspray.
Julianne Moore looked stunning in her Chanel gown and sleek waves. “Old Hollywood glamour with a modern twist. I was most inspired by style icon Veronica Lake and the blonde in the new Dior campaigns. Her Van Cleef & Arpels earrings were amazing, so we wanted to tuck her hair behind her ears to make sure they were visible,” says Chris McMillan, Living Proof hairstylist.
1. McMillan applied styling cream to damp, towel-dried hair and combed it through.
2. He parted the hair on the left and blow-dried it straight with a large round brush.
3. On dry hair, he applied hairspray as a heat protector and used a curling iron to create an S-curve with her bang, accentuating her eyes and keeping her hair away from the face.
4. Next, he used the same iron to bend the ends under, curling the iron in a counter clockwise motion.
January Jones’ hairstylist Renato Renato Campora chose a modern, rock ‘n roll take on an up-do. Jones’ pompadour hairstyle paired with her Prabal Gurung dress added a cool vibe to the SAG Awards.
1. Starting with damp hair, applygel to all the hair and brush through so it’s evenly distributed.
2. Using a comb, blow-dry gelled hair to create a sleek, wet look.
3. Once hair is mostly dry, use a round brush and blowdry hair up and back to create volume.
4. In the back, tease hair with a rat-tail comb to create all over volume, especially at the ends.
5. To hold the style in place, apply hairspray to sculpt and lift the hair for a look that will last all night.
Campora also worked with Jessica Chastain, creating a glamorous look with a soft, natural feel. The clasic style complemented her Alexander McQueen strapless gown and Harry Winston jewelry.
1. First prep wet hair with mousse for lightweight volume.
2. Then spritz shine spray to protect hair while blow-drying it.
3. Blow dry hair with a round brush until it’s dry. Then, part the hair on the side to give hair extra volume.
4. Using a curling iron, curl the ends for 10 seconds and remove for a soft wave. Once the hair cools, brush the curls out with a thin comb to soften the look.
5. To finish, spray a brush with hairspray and smooth back the hairs around the face. Finally, mist with hairspray to hold hair in place while leaving it with lots of natural movement.
Inspired by the retro, feminine look of Rose Byrne’s gown, John Frieda international creative consultant Harry Josh created a modern take on the classic wave by keeping them controlled, glossy and flat to the head.
1. Josh applied a few pumps of hair serum through wet hair and blow-dried using a large, round bristle brush. “The key to this look is a flawless blowout,” said Josh. “Her waves need to be completely controlled and any hint of frizz would disrupt the style.”
2. After sectioning off the hair, Josh wrapped each section around a small curling iron and then carefully brushed it out.
3. Josh finished off the look by applying a sheer coat of shine spray to ensure that her waves glistened in photos.
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