The 74th Golden Globe Awards were everything I was hoping for in terms of styling and hair trends. As the first major event of the 2017 awards season, the Golden Globes are a sign of things to come and judging from last evening, I’m sure we’ve got a lot of goodness to look forward to.
Here is my pick of the best hairstyles from the 2017 Golden Globes. Prepare to get pinning!
Old Hollywood hair is a Red Carpet constant. And I’m not complaining: is there really anything as enchanting as voluminous side-swept waves? I think not. Last night, it was Brie Larson who wore the hairstyle to perfection.
To put a modern spin onto an old classic, Brie’s makeup artist used a slightly deeper red lip and smokier eyes than the traditional pairing goes and I think they worked beautifully with the hair.
You just can’t go wrong with these Veronica Lake-esque waves for formal events and this is a sure sign that the classic hairstyles revival trend is going to be major for 2017.
Janelle is one of those people whose personal sense of style is really that: unique to the individual, truly stylish and always inspired. She’s made a brand out of her style choices and every time she steps out, she makes a fabulous statement. She’s been playing with hair accessories a lot of late and I’m loving this most recent addition to that perfect portfolio.
I’ve been talking about how vintage and retro-inspired hairstyles are going to be a dominant trend in 2017 and Janelle’s beehive is proof of the same. These old school hairstyles make for strong style statements as of themselves, but if you do want to give it a bit of a modern twist, there’s always room to get creative. For instance, Janelle’s big, bold beehive was trimmed out with small pearl accents. The choice of accessory is a stroke of genius because while the end result is so quirky, it also doesn’t get more classic than pearls.
Kerry Washington & Priyanka Chopra
Kerry Washington and Priyanka Chopra had more in common than just their berry lips and gold gowns at the Golden Globes: both women were seen rocking one of 2017’s biggest hair trends to be- soft, sophisticated hair color. In a recent interview I talked about how the ‘natural glam hair color trend’ is going to be one of the breakthrough hair trends of 2017 and I’m so excited to see it start on the Red Carpet already. The artful placement of highlights and lowlights is a fantastic way to look polished and glamorous without looking overdone. And as we can see, the look translates beautifully from real life to Red Carpet.
Lily Collins has this particular style which is the rather unusual marriage of ‘Victorian romantic’ and ‘glam goth’. It’s such an unexpected way to go and I think I’ve broken it down here: the use of pinks and berry tones in her makeup against the delicate, detailed hairdos and gowns that she obviously favors. We’ve got romantic but vampy colors working with romantic and vintage-y cuts and structures.
For the Globes’ Lily wore her hair in a textured updo with braided accents. Soft curls and updos are the perfect compliment to a formal gown but Lily’s stylist kicked it up a notch by adding a fishtail braid around the base of ‘do. It’s fascinating how the intricacy of the braid plays off of the detailing on the gown. The undone curls that form the bun as well as the soft wispy strands flowing free really soften the look. I think this is the perfect bridal hairstyle for spring-summer 2017.
Naomi Campbell was absolutely resplendent last night (when is she not?) but what’s really great about her Golden Globes hairstyle is that it’s poised to become one of 2017’s biggest hair trends. Poker-straight, extra-long hair parted down the middle is going to be the haircut/ hairstyle of 2017. Think of it as 2017’s response to the textured lob. Campbell and Cher have been rocking the look for years but it’s never been as hot as it’s going to be this year. For a hairstyle that’s ostensibly simple, it’s as powerful as style can get. Time to start growing those bobs out or investing in hair extensions!
Another retro-inspired hairstyle that turned a lot of heads was Natalie Portman’s half-up half-down hairdo with the bouffant accent. Portman’s portrayal of Jackie O earned her a nomination this year and her 60s statement hair guaranteed a place on most ‘best styled’ lists coming out today. It’s a great hairstyle for when you want to keep your hair away from the face and show off an outfit and accessories. Old school, ultra formal hairstyles are making a comeback this year and fashion is going to be a lot more deliberate this season.
Another vintage-y hairdo came our way in the form of funky finger waves on Ruth Negga. While 2017 is going to be the year that long hair dominates the style narrative, Ruth’s look is solid inspiration for those of you who aren’t ready to give up on your pixies and cropped haircuts just yet. This is how you keep your hair short while maximizing the romantic, feminine energy that’s so trendy this year.
For more hair inspiration from the 2017 Golden Globes be sure to check out other divas like Tracee Ellis Ross, Olivia Culpo, Emma Stone and Naomi Harris.