These Intricate Updos Dominated the 2018 Golden Globes Red Carpet

While last night’s red carpet was all about the fashion, there was plenty of glam to behold in the beauty department, too, (see Millie Bobby Brown’s rosy lips and Emma Stone’s Suffragette-inspired makeup palette). When it came to hair, rather than the long loose locks we’ve grown used to seeing on the carpet for recent awards, updos reigned supreme, with plenty of interesting takes that turned heads. Find out how some of Hollywood’s top stylists achieved red carpet perfection for their A-list clients below!

1. Allison Williams: The Get Out star twisted up her newly returned brunette locks up in a striking braided bun updo that showed off her fierce brows and gorgeous face. In a press release, her stylist, Rebekah Forecast said, “For Allison’s confident personality and elegant demeanor, we went for a pulled-back modern and bold look to match. She recently became a brunette again, so I used the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Color Smoothing Serum ($9) on her to protect her tresses and keep her color vibrant.” Forecast created waves using a flat-iron and a blow dryer before splitting her hair into top and bottom ponytails. She then braided each ponytail and fastened into two braided buns, creating a look that was equally retro and modern all at once. (Photo via Frazer Harrison/Getty)

2. Millie Bobby Brown: At first glance, the Stranger Things star seemingly rocked a classic sleek top knot, but it’s actually the back of her bun that has us swooning. Her hairstylist, Blake Erik created a stunning set of three braids from the crown of her neck to the top of her knot, which fans speculated symbolized her famous character’s name, Eleven (note the “11” imagery), or even an “M” for Millie. Erik insists it was purely coincidence, however, telling Refinery29, “It definitely was not an intentional Eleven reference. But I can see it now — it’s a cheeky coincidence, but not intentional.” Either way, it looked stunning. (Photo via Kevork Djansezian/Getty)

3. Gal Gadot: There’s just no denying it: Gal Gadot is a RL Wonder Woman. All eyes were on the actress as she headed down the GG red carpet, and true to form, she delivered some serious edge, both in the wardrobe and hair departments. Dove stylist Mark Townsend, aimed for a ‘do that was equally chic and badass, giving her “a French twist with height, texture and beautiful shine. It was the perfect feminine silhouette to juxtapose her amazing look,” he said in a press release. He curled her locks before splitting them into two French twists, “one at the nape of her neck, and the other right in line with her ears to ensure all of her hair could be pulled back properly,” before teasing the pieces at her hairline to give it a softer look. (Photo via Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty)

4. Dakota Johnson: The Fifty Shades Freed star paired her ultra-glam Gucci gown with a messy, sexy ponytail, keeping her signature side-swept bangs front and center. Her hair guru, Dove stylist Johnnie Sapong, achieved the bombshell look (which is totally easy to recreate) by blowdrying her hair before backcombing at the roots, pulling the 28-year-old’s long locks into a loose pony while being sure to keep some face-framing waves at the front. He then curled her hair for added texture, and voilà! Red carpet ready.


Which intricate updo was your favorite of the night? Let us know @BritandCo.

(Photo via Frazer Harrison/Getty) 

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