Best Hairstyles on the Red Carpet: 2018 Golden Globe Awards
AS REPORTED BY DANA WOOD, BEAUTY DIRECTOR
There were beaucoup winners at the Golden Globes 2018, including the hairstylists and makeup artists who worked their red-carpet magic to primo effect. With 99.9 percent of the honorees and attendees clad in black in solidarity with this year’s #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, their expert handiwork popped more than ever. Glossy waves, red lips and sculpted cheeks all pushed the glamour quotient sky-high, providing oodles of bridal Insta-ration.
It’s a truism that only the most gorgeous mugs can pull-off a super-cropped cut, and these women (along with Zoe Kravitz), showed us the many ways to switch it up. While Foy opted for a classic wet look, Hudson and Williams sported a bit more texture. Ronan’s stunning style only looked like a pixie – for anyone who was lucky enough to get a peek at the back, it featured a pinned-up braid laced with sparkly silver cord. Sooo cool.
CENTER OF ATTENTION (AKA THE UBIQUITOUS MIDDLE PARTS)
Along with the aforementioned pixies, center parts look best on those possessed of a certain staggering beauty. Why? They draw focus to facial asymmetry, and most of us mere mortals are a bit more off-kilter than we’d care to admit. Movie and television stars don’t typically have this issue. So not only can they rock a center part, they can also iron their hair dead-flat for even more “just look at my perfect face” impact. Still, not everyone went the severe route; Kidman, who nabbed the first win of the evening, worked a center part into an otherwise soft, wispy updo. Gorgeous.
The polar opposite of the high-and-mighty, ultra-slick pony, these innovative styles were cinched low and loose. And there were a few camps-within-a-camp; Berry and Johnson paired slightly poufy, feathery bangs with soft, textured ponies. Biel played it a little more old-school Hollywood glamour. And Rancic’s elaborate number, no doubt crafted with acres of extensions, was an adorably playful feat of engineering.
In a truly beautiful juxtaposition, serious, intense speeches about female empowerment were often delivered by women wearing the softest, most textbook “feminine” hair we’ve seen in ages. (We’re talking to you, Oprah Winfrey.) Some of the more compelling twists on this look: Robbie’s asymmetrical “lob” and Sedgwick’s ageless, side-swept updo.