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Golden Globes 2012 Red Carpet Hair – Tips to DIY

Posted on January 17 2012

Charlize Theron goes soft and romantic with her loose side swept bun and hair band, a perfect match for her blush Dior gown (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

From straight modern styles to bohemian chic locks and channeling old Hollywood glamour in tight waves, the Golden Globes Red Carpet was filled with interesting hair style choices. If you’re looking for some hair-spiration for the new year, we’ve got you covered. Try out Julie Bowen’s “modern retro” style or Nicole Kidman’s  “bohemian chic” look with these DIY tips from their stylists.

Modern Family's Julie Bowen goes 'modern retro' in bobbed waves (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Inspired by Grace Kelley’s classic style, celebrity stylist, Jill Crosby  gave Modern Family’s Julie Bowen (Winner of Best Comedy TV Series) a “modern retro” look that complimented her peach gown with diamond capped shoulders.

Jill Crosby’s  Award Show Style How-to:

To get Julie’s look, Jill finger-dried her hair using the T3 Featherweight Luxe Dryer to create volume. Jill then applied a setting spray and began to create different sized “S shaped” waves  using the T3 SinglePass Whirl (wand style iron). At the hairline, Jill used the smaller end of the T3 SinglePass Whirl’s barrel and then the larger end as she worked her way down. Each time, Jill secured the curl in place with a straight clip.

Jill set Julie’s entire head with roughly 30 curls and then Julie had her make-up applied while the look set. After the clips were removed, Jill brushed from the front of the head to the back creating “S shaped” loose curls. Jill finished the look by combing it out with a wide tooth comb and then gently applying a small amount of hairspray using her hands.

“I set the angle of the curl on a diagonal so when I brushed it out it made an “S shaped” soft, dropped curl.  I did not want tight curls but rather beautiful, loose ones creating a ‘Grace Kellyesque’ look”

Julie Bowen's soft curls (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)


We asked Jill how to easily get the look at home:

  • Simply use the T3 SinglePass Whirl to create “S” waves
  • Don’t worry about pinning the curls or creating different sized curls; you will still get a similar look


T3 Featherweight Luxe Dryer, T3 SinglePass Whirl Styling Wand

Nicole Kidman sported a "bohemian chic" hairstyle with her Versace number (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Created by celebrity hair stylist, David Babaii, the look included a perfectly smooth, silky mane with subtle “half moon” curls at the ends. The style gave Nicole a curly wave at the bottom of her hair providing movement and texture.

David Babaii’s  Award Show Style How-to:

To get Nicole’s look, David started with wet hair, applying a dime-sized amount of Miracle Oil Elixir by David Babaii. He then created a luminous and smooth blowout using the medium sized T3 AntiGravity Barrel Brush and the T3 Featherweight Luxe Dryer.  David parted Nicole’s hair down the middle and used the T3 SinglePass Flat Iron to straighten the root, sealing the cuticle. Next, David randomly selected pieces of hair; using the 1.25” T3 SinglePass Twirl Curling Iron, he created “half moon” bends at the ends, creating beautiful, subtle curls.

David added that there is “a lot of humidity and moisture in the air today so it was important to use the very best tools and oil to create a style that would look gorgeous all night”

Nicole Kidman sports polished loose waves at the Golden Globe Awards (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)


We asked David how to easily get the look at home:

  • “Anyone can get this look at home if you use high-performance tools and styling products such as I did”
  • “For someone with perfectly straight hair, you can skip the flat iron and just use the curling iron on the ends.”
  • TIP: “Whether you’re using the flat iron or curling iron, when you are finished, DON’T touch your hair; you need to let the cuticle close and the style set.


T3 AntiGravity Barrel Brush, T3 Featherweight Luxe Dryer, T3 SinglePass Flat Iron, T3 SinglePass Twirl Curling Iron

Liquid Product:

Miracle Oil Elixir by David Babaii



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