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.
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.
Ordinarily 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, amazon.com) & UNITE Blonda Condition ($27.12, amazon.com) 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!
Julianne’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, amazon.com).
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).
After your hair is dry, add a volumizing powder to the roots. Riawna used UNITE EXPANDA dust ($20, amazon.com). 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!
Riawna 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.
She sprinkled a little more volumzing dust in the places where Julianne’s look still needed added volume using UNITE EXPANDA dust ($20, amazon.com). Then she used her fingers to add volume and wispiness to the hair.
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!
Editor and Contributing Writer Natalie K. Bell spent years mining the depths of the Internet, asking doctors absurd questions, and experiencing the unfortunate trial-and-error of adolescence to accumulate beauty and make-up knowledge. Natalie holds a degree in English Writing and Cultural Anthropology. She enjoys cooking and eating exotic food, spoon collecting, both high-brow and trashy literature, unrealistic romantic comedies, bad horror movies, and vintage jewelry.View all Natalie Bell posts.
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