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!

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