If you're looking for styling inspiration for short hair, look no further than Sunday night's Golden Globes red carpet. From Rosamund Pike’s slick strands and Emma Stone’s chic bob to Robin Wright’s pixie—the looks were varied and all made a major statement. We caught up with the celebrity stylists who created some of the short crops of the night and got the dish on how you can DIY.
Inspiration: “We were inspired by the ethereal gorgeous white dress and wanted the hair to be straight and sleek in contrast.”
How-To: For healthy looking hair that wouldn’t flatten over the course of a night, Heath applied Oscar Blandi Hair Lift Mousse to the roots, protecting against heat damage with a few spritzes of Oscar Blandi Jasmine Protein Mist ($19; ulta.com) from mid-shaft to ends. Following one of the night’s biggest trends (the deep side part), Heath used a tail comb for a precise part, then blow dried hair on a low setting to ensure shiny, voluminous hair. For Amazing Amy-like hair, Heath flat ironed only the end’s of Pike’s hair, first protecting it with Oscar Blandi Dry Heart Protect Spray ($24; ulta.com). Oscar Blandi’s Polish Glossing Crème ($25; ulta.com) and the brand’s Lacca Medium Hold Hair Spray ($25; ulta.com) provided a non-crunchy, sleek finish, while warding off flyaways.
Inspiration: “Stone wore a custom Lanvin jumpsuit that was modern with classic elegant ease. This completely unexpected look was one of Roszak’s all-time favorites and inspired the modern, naturally tousled but not overdone hair look that ensued.”
How-To: Stone’s longtime hairstylist Roszak, who chopped the star’s hair into an oft-copied bob last year, lent Stone her coveted texture with a pre-blow dry application of L’Oreal Paris EverStyle Texture Series Tousle Crème ($7; loreal.com). While hair was still slightly damp, Roszak sprayed L’Oreal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Txt it Tousle Waves Spray ($5; ulta.com), rough drying until hair was fully dry. Front sections were then blown out with a medium sized round brush “for a more polished look,” while random 1” sections were wrapped around the oval-shaped iron for natural looking waves. For added volume and texture, Roszak used L’Oreal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Blow Dry It LongWear Spray ($5; loreal.com), and finished off the look with a barrette from Hair Designaccess and a spritz of L’Oreal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Lock It Weather Control Hairspray ($5; loreal.com) to ward of effects of LA’s rain.
Inspiration: "Edgy punk rock"
How-To: Norton started the prepping process with a “severe” snip to the sides and back of Wright’s hair, topping the look off with jagged layers in front. He then blow dried hair forward with hairstylists’ go-to, a baby Mason Pearson brush, sealing hair with Joico Heat Set Blow Dry Perfecting Crème ($15; loxabeauty.com). Norton says, “My next step was the most fun part for me when I got to apply what I like to consider the future of Joico, Hair Shake (not yet available)! An amazing texturizer that honestly feels like it was designed with Robin in mind! A liquid turned powder once sprayed on the hair it allowed me to create the exact Punk Rock texture I was hoping for.” For short hair, Norton suggests using about seven pumps of the Hair Shake on the top of the head, then “piecing out the hair in strategic yet effortless fashion.” To ensure Wright hair was secure, Norton finished with Joico’s Humidity Blocker Hairspray ($18; loxabeauty.com).
Inspiration: “Kate Mara wore a classic red Miu Miu dress. The beautiful classic silhouette inspired the modern look with a deep side part for an element of classic style.”
How-To: After rough drying hair, Mara’s mane girl Roszak straightened strands with GHD’s limited-edition Rose Gold Professional 1” iron ($225; ghdhair.com), adding grip and texture with L’Oreal Paris Advanced Hairstyle High Lift Creation Spray ($5; ulta.com). Once hair was secured into a low pony tail, Roszak concealed the hair tie by wrapping a strand of hair around the base of the pony, and set with bobby pins. For sleek ends, Roszak went over the end of the ponytail once again with a flatiron, using L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray ($15; ulta.com) to secure the style and add some grit, spritzing the spray onto fingertips, and roughing up the ends of Mara's hair.
Inspiration: “I wanted to create a beautiful, side-swept, textured look on Sienna to play against her stunning beaded dress and to keep everything fresh and effortless.”
How-To: Miller’s beachy bob, created with products from Suave Professionals, was a standout amongst the ever-popular Old Hollywood hairstyles on this year’s carpet. Cho started by spritzing Suave Professionals Luxe Style Infusion Volumizing Weightless Blow Dry Spray (available at select drugstores) onto towel-dryed, side-parted hair. After blow drying with a paddle brush, Cho wrapped small sections around the barrel of a medium sized curling iron, breaking up the curls for a more effortless look, followed by Suave Professionals Refresh & Revive Dry Shampoo (available at select drugstores) for movement. For added shine, Cho sprayed Suave Professionals Natural Infusion Moisturizing Oil Spray ($6; walmart.com) from mid-shaft to ends with a pump of volume-enhancing Suave Professionals Luxe Style Infusion Volumizing Plump Hold Hairspray (available at select drugstores).
How-To: It was a big night for Gyllenhaal, who was awarded Best Actress in a Mini-Series for her work in The Honorable Woman. To get the chic, Ma Farrow-esque look, Monzon prepped damp hair with Davines OI All In One Milk ($28; davines.com), then raked Davines More Inside This Is A Curling Mousse ($26; davines.com) through strands with a wide tooth comb, for “inconsistent waves patterns.” Post blow-dry, Davines This Is A Relaxing Moisturizing Fluid ($26; davines.com) provided a smooth, soft finish.