Best Red Carpet Hairstyles

Megan Segura
Best Red Carpet Hairstyles
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Red carpet season just might be the longest season of the year, and during this time, stars come out perfectly styled from head to toe. Here, we've pulled together a list of the best red carpet hairstyles. From polished ponytails to elegant updos, we have the how-tos from the stylists who created these looks!

When styling Heather for the Emmy awards, stylist Paul Norton was inspired by the French twist. He worked Wella Professionals Curl Craft Wax Mousse into her wet hair to give it texture, then he applied Wella Professionals Velvet Amplifier, and blow dried hair with a round brush. Once dry, he separated out a mohawk section of hair and pinned it up, then, from left to right, he brushed the length of her hair upwards as if putting into a pony tail, twisting hair sections inward and securing them with bobby pins. He spritzed the remaining section with Wella Professionals Create Character Texturizing Spray, then back-combed it and pinned in place as a pompadour.

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Stylist Campbell McAuley created Shailene Woodley's "naturally enchanting" updo for the Golden Globes by prepping her wet hair with Wella Professionals Velvet Amplifier, drying it with a diffuser. Next, he misted hair with Wella Professionals Thermal Image Heat Protection Spray, then used a 1 curling iron to enhance her natural waves. Next, he divided hair into a front half and back half section, dividing the sections from crown to ears. He pulled half into a loose ponytail and sprayed it with Wella Professionals Shimmer Delight Shine Spray. Then, he sculpted the front half into a side parted wavy style, tucking it into a twisted bun that is perfect for a dressy occasion.

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Andy LeCompte created the perfectly bouncy blowout for Katie Holmes' premiere of Jack and Jill. The look was sleek and simple, perfect for a day at the office or a laid-back weekend. He started with a healthy foundation by washing and conditioning her hair, then primed it to smooth out hair follicles for the ultimate end-look. He then applied a mouse to give her hair flexible movement with a soft hold when blow drying hair with a round brush. LeCompte recommends Wella Professionals Enrich Shampoo and Conditioner, Velvet Amplifier and Natural Volume Styling Mousse when recreating this look at home.

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Stylist Mara Roszak wanted to create "a polished up-do with a bit of a modern 50's feel" for Emma Stone at the Screen Actor Guild Awards. He started by parting the hair to the side, then applied Wella Professionals Velvet Amplifier to wet hair and blow dried it smooth. He added a pump of Wella Professionals Mirror Polish to hands and applied it lightly to hair, then teased the roots to add a little height. Next, he created a mid-height ponytail, then twisted it and secured it into a bun. He finished the look with Wella Professionals Stay Firm hairspray.

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Ricardo Rojas prepped Jessica Chastain's hair for the Elle Style Awards with Wella Professionals Velvet Amplifier. He used the Ricardo Rojas Tango brush to dry her hair, then using a 1/2 inch curling iron, he curled small sections under, working from top to bottom. Next, he sprayed sections with Thermal Image Heat Protection Spray, then pin curled them. Once hair had sat for a while, he removed the pins and gently brushed out the curls. Using a ponytail holder with a hook in the ends, he secured the ponytail in place, while keeping the hair around her face loose, so there was texture in the front. He finished with Stay Essential Finishing Spray to maintain this casual and flirty style.

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Selena Gomez wowed us at the Teen Choice Awards with her enviable long waves, which are best to recreate for a date night. Stylist Andy LeCompte primed Selena's wet locks with Wella Professionals Velvet Amplifier before blow drying the hair smooth with a ceramic brush. To protect her hair from heat fatigue, he used Wella Professionals Thermal Image Heat Protection Spray. Once dry, he separated her hair into sections and used a medium barrel curling iron to create waves. Andy finished off the look by applying Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray to boost shine.

Photo: © Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage

Madonna paired her dressy Golden Globes gown with casual waves, showing the versatility of this style. Andy LeCompte applied primer to Madonna's wet hair, before finger-drying it. He sectioned the hair into one-inch vertical panels all over her head before putting each panel of hair into the flat iron. He held the flat iron vertically to the floor and twisted hair down and in a backwards motion, away from her ear. He released and repeated down the hair shaft for a zig-zag curl, and repeated for all sections. Lastly, he applied a light spritz of hair spray for a light hold. LeCompte suggests using Wella Professionals Velvet Amplifier and Wella Professionals Stay Essential Styling Spray when recreating this look.

Photo: © Jason Merritt/WireImage

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