How She Styled It: Julianne Hough's Hair at the Golden Globes


Let’s face it, the Golden Globes isn’t just about film and television, it’s also about the style! From fashion to hairstyles, the red carpet looks get picked apart for weeks after the big event either to figure out what the celebrity was thinking or to figure out how she got that look.

We loved Julianne Hough’s mohawk-inspired up-do on Sunday. It can be difficult to strike that perfect balance between edgy and sophisticated, but Julianne Hough hit it perfectly with her Golden Globes hairstyle on Sunday. A phenomenal combination of a classy up-do with a mohawk that complemented the elegance of her dress.

That’s thanks to her stylist Riawna Capri of Nine Zero One Salon. Riawna chose to use the UNITE line to give her hair a slightly tousled, yet still polished, style for the evening.

So how do you do it?

To Start: Give Your Hair a Good Washing

Forget the usual day-after-washing hair that many stylists recommend using for up-dos, as Julianne’s look requires squeaky-clean hair.


UNITE_BlondaOrdinarily stylists recommend hair that not be totally clean because it holds better in styling. But Riawna wanted Julianne’s hair to fall out a little bit, so that she’d have an edgier look. To accomplish that, her hair was washed day-of to ensure piece would come undone.

Riawna used UNITE Blonda Shampoo ($29.49, & UNITE Blonda Condition ($27.12, on Julianne’s hair, and then added UNITE 7SECONDS Condition after to make sure her hair was extra clean — perfect for a chic, falling-out look.

Get the Volume!

Unite_Expanda_VOlumeJulianne’s look obviously involved some work to get that volume pumped up in her look. Start with a volume spray, held about 2-3 inches away from the roots. Riawna used UNITE EXPANDA Volume ($18.90,

Next, dry hair with a round brush. We at the blog recommend keeping the heat down, since hair begins to accumulate free radicals when heated over 100°C, or 212°F (Life Sciences). Though you can avoid too much damage when you go hotter if you use something with antioxidants ahead (Mibelle Laboratories).

UNITE_ExpandaAfter your hair is dry, add a volumizing powder to the roots. Riawna used UNITE EXPANDA dust ($20, Then, backcomb the hair at about one to two inches away from the scalp, leaving the very front section out from the combing. Then clip this “mohawk” section back.

Get the Sides!

By teasing the sides, Riawna was able to give Julianne’s hair a bit of texture and volume. Riawna then made a part on both sides, careful to keep it soft so it has a more “natural” look. Then Riawna separated the sides into a stop and bottom half. She then was twisted each section all the way to the nape of the neck, then ponytailed and pinned it.

Get the Top!

UNITE_Max_sprayRiawna took the front three inches of Julianne’s hair and twisted and pinned it to the left. Then she took the next three inches and twisted and pinned them to the right. She continued to alternate, twisting and pinning sections of hair until the top of Julianne’s “mohawk” up-do was finished.

UNITE_Shina_mistShe sprinkled a little more volumzing dust in the places where Julianne’s look still needed added volume using UNITE EXPANDA dust ($20, Then she used her fingers to add volume and wispiness to the hair.

Riawna finished the look with a super hold hairspray, choosing to use UNITE SESSION-Max Hairspray ($24.98, She gave the look a final gloss with UNITE SHINA-Mist ($19.95,

Bottom Line

It might take a little practice, but you can get Julianne Hough’s edgy yet sophisticated up-do the next time you get a little fancy. We love how the Golden Globes can be a great time to pick up hairstyles and make-up looks we’d love to try out in the coming weeks. Trying this style out once or twice before your big event might be recommendable — lest you end up with a flat mohawk look!

What Makeup She Wore: Amy Adams at the Golden Globes


While the lovely ladies gliding down the red carpet may seem to be effortlessly beautiful, they’ve got a team of stylists behind them making sure they look their best from every angle.

At the Golden Globes, Amy Adams shined in gorgeous pastel hues that went luminously with the delicate “ballet pink” of her Marchesa gown while still giving her the right amount of color for balance. It was such a delicately pretty look that makeup artist Stephen Sollitto, and we want to give you the scoop on how to do it.

Stephen Sollitto used RèVive, Laura Mercier, and Dior products to give the start her gorgeous face for the awards ceremony.

First Is the Face

Adams_Globes_FoundationGood makeup starts with your skin looking as smooth and radiant as possible. Sollitto used RèVive Moisture Serum Extreme ($350, to make sure that Amy’s skin was soft and moisturized when she stepped out on the red carpet. He then topped it off with Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 ($19.50, — Oil Free.

It’s speaks to the star’s skin care regime that at 38, a tinted moisturizer was all Sollitto used to give her red-carpet-ready skin. You can almost certainly thank that SPF 20 — regularly sunscreen use can do a lot to keep skin looking young; especially given that the sun accounts for most of the extrinsic damage that makes skin look older.

Adams_Golbes_BlushTo give her an extra glow, he put Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Canyon ($22, to her cheekbones, and then used Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Oleander ($24, on the apples of her cheeks. A cream blush can have better sticking power in the heat and movement of a big night out. 

Make Those Eyes Stand Out 

Adams_Globes_EyeshadowSollitto started Amy’s eye makeup by using Laura Mercier Secret Concealer ($18.50, to mask any imperfections (we’ve all got ’em, right?). Next he used a series of gorgeous, but understated eyeshadows to make Amy’s eyes pop.

First was Laura Mercier Sateen Eye Colour in Sandstone ($22, for a natural color to start off the look. Then, to add definition and depth he used Laura Mercier Sequin Eye Color in Twinkling Star ($22, For the top of her lids and her lower lashes, Sollitto used Laura Mercier Sateen Eye Colour in Sable ($22,

Adams_Globes_Eyeliner_MascaraFor liner and mascara, Sollitto went with Dior, using Dior Style Liner ($29.46, and then Dior DiorShow Backstage Makeup Mascara ($29.99,

Lips Make the Look

Adams_Globes_LipsAmy Adams’ lips in her Golden Globes look gave her just the right amount of oomph to go with the otherwise fairly pale theme. It was a deliciously fruity combination of purples that brought out the pink flushed tones in her skin.

For lipstick, Sollitto started with the deeper berry hue of Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Plum Orchid ($26,, and topped it off with the limited edition Laura Mercier Lip Glacè in Raspberry in the Laura Mercier Colour-to-Go Cool Neutrals Portable Palatte ($48,

Bottom Line

Amy Adam’s makeup helped make her look positively stunning by highlighting her beautiful features and complementing the delicate coloring of her ensemble. It’s a great look that you can almost certainly adapt for day or night. The colors are subtle and lovely enough that it makes you look effortlessly lovely, just like it did for Amy Adams.

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