Hollywood waves dominate the 2021 Golden Globes beauty stakes


Hollywood waves dominate the 2021 Golden Globes beauty stakes

Celebrities went with a touch of old-Hollywood glam at the 20201 Golden Globes. 

Despite being held in the midst of a pandemic, the 2021 Golden Globes bought the glamour. Or enough of it to keep style watchers happy at least.

It was always going to be an interesting year for the red carpet. Celebrities risk being damned if they do – in terms of viewers judging how appropriate it is to show up with high-voltage glamour, gowns and jewels or even at all – and damned if they don’t put in event-worthy showing in favour of dressed-down attire.

When it comes to the beauty stakes, and in particular hair, many stars went for a relaxed yet polished take. Read: smooth, undulating waves. It said ‘Hollywood’, but not OTT.

Even those celebrities not attending the pared-down event seemed to get into the spirit of the occasion, posting numerous images to their Instagram pages so their looks (and designer-lent outfits) would receive sufficient attention.

L-R: Margot Robbie, Lana Condor and Kate Hudson. Images: Instagram 

Unsurprisingly, slim-fitting curve-hugging gowns were still in hot demand, a very particular shoulder-baring style influencing many stars’ choice to wear their hair in the aforementioned loose style rather than a severe updo.  It’s fair to say this is the first opportunity in nearly a year for the A-List to indulge in red-carpet dressing, and many clearly revelled in it.

L-R: Sarah Hyland, Amanda Seyfried and Lily Collins. Images: Instagram 

If you’re keen on trying it at home, know that this is not a simple look to pull off. As evidenced by the numerous Instagram posts from top hair stylists glamming the guests, it requires a smoothing, professional level blow dry, curling with a wide barrel tong and pinning to set before not moving a muscle unnecessarily on your way to the event lest you disturb the perfection of the look. Luckily many were only visiting their own backyards!

L-R: Kaley Cuoco, Regina King and Carey Mulligan. Images: Instagram

Extending the current centre vs. side-part debate about where you section your hair, the red carpet seemed to be a mixed bag. There was some evidence to suggest that that Gen Z do indeed prefer a centre-part while Gen X favours a flipped over do. Millennial stars seemed to vary between the approaches. All of which goes to prove absolutely nothing useful, but it’s entertaining to note nonetheless!


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