The Highlight

Red Carpet Trend: Sleek Updos at the 2018 Golden Globes

January 7, 2018 Lindsey Schickner

While strong red lips made their mark on the 2018 Golden Globes red carpet, sleek and structured updos reiterated the poised and powerful theme of the night.

Seen on stars like Alison Brie, Issa Rae and Alicia Vikander, the polished style exudes a simple yet strong elegance.

Get-the-Look Tips from our Creative Director Giovanni Vaccaro: For the super sleek bun/updo, start by working body-building mousse, like Oribe Grandiose Mousse throughout hair from roots to ends; combing through to ensure even distribution.To achieve the required sleek finish, use a paddle brush and preferably a Dyson blowdryer with a nozzle attachment to blowdry hair. (The nozzle allows airflow to be much more concentrated helping to ensure a smooth result.) Point the nozzle downward as you move the brush down the hair shaft to avoid ruffling the cuticle, which causes pesky frizz and flyaways. Follow with a flatiron for a perfectly smooth finish. Next, create a pony, tilting head back so there are zero bumps, and secure with an elastic. Then, create the bun or knotted updo style.