By: Anna J. Terrill
Many of you tuned in to the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night. I always enjoy this award show, because it’s about actors celebrating fellow actors. So in honor of this today, I want to celebrate some fellow redheads. Several redheads made appearances on the red carpet, but I’d like to highlight a couple of standouts from the evening and explain how we can get their look.
1. Emma Stone took home the award for Best Actress in La La Land and stole the show on the red carpet too.
Here’s how you can get mimic her makeup and hairstyle:
Makeup artist Rachel Goodwin didn’t share all her secrets, but she did tell Harper’s Bazaar that she was inspired by the water lilies on Stone’s dress, so she used a mixture of green shadows along her eyelids for a watercolor effect. And, we all know, green looks gorgeous on redheads.
1. CLINIQUE All About Shadow 8-Pan Palette Wear Everywhere Greens is a great green eyeshadow palette to begin this look.
2. Make sure you start with the darkest shade at the outside corner of your eye and work your way inward so that closest to your nose is more of a golden shade.
3. She then matched her eyeliner to her eyes with a dark grey shade to continue with the smokey look.
Her lips were a soft-coral color, that looked stunning with her red hair. I’ve recently become a big fan of Burt’s Bees Lip Crayons, because they are 100% organic and create a very natural lip color. Try Niagra Overlook to accomplish this light coral shade.
And of course, the most important part of this look—her red hair. Stone’s hair was parted to the side and styled in gorgeous, Hollywood waves, perfect for the show. Here’s a step-by-step of how you can get the look:
1. Separate your hair into sections.
2. Take your first section of hair and mist with your favorite heat protectant. I like Redken Real Control Thermal Resist Inner Hair Repair Spray.
3. Hold a 1 to 2 inch curing iron vertically, and wrap a large section of hair from the heavier side of your part away from your face to create your curls. Repeat the process around your head, making sure all of the curls are going the same direction.
4. Spray with a flexible hold hairspray to keep the waves in place as they cool. I use TRESemme Beauty Full Volume Flexible Finish Hairspray.
5. Gently brush out your waves, starting from the root to the tip to create the loose wave pattern. I know it feels like you’re ruining all of your hard work by brushing it out, but you won’t be. Try pulling it back into a ponytail and brushing through until your hair looks like one giant curl.
6. Smooth hair with an oil or serum to create softness and shine like Emma’s. My favorite at the moment is Redken Frizz Dismiss Smooth Force. It works wonders, and I love the scent!
7. Finish by parting to one side or pinning back one side of your hair with a couple redhead bobby pins.
Watch how to get no-heat curls at home:
2. Amy Adams’ blue eyes really popped with this dark, sultry look, and her hair was gracefully pulled back into a side-swept bun. You can follow stylists Stephen Sollitto and Laini Reeves on Instagram to see all the products used on Amy to create this look.
According to Sollito’s Instagram post, he used a variety of Laura Mercier products on Adams. He used the metallic pewter shadow in the Editorial Eye Palette Intense Clays on her eyes and rimmed them in kohl to complete this smoky eye look.
He used Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Bare Beige on the actress’ lips, which Sollito says is the most wearable gloss he uses.
Deborah Lippmann gets credit for Amy’s classic French manicure, and hairstylist Laini Reeves swept Adams’ fiery locks back into a side-swept updo and revealed her process on Instagram.
READ: Deborah Lippmann’s Exclusive Tips in the How to be a Redhead Book!
1. Prep damp hair with a frizz fighting product. Reeves used MarulaOil Rare Oil Perfecting Serum to smooth and control hair, followed by the MarulaOil Rare Oil 3-in-1 Styling Cream to enhance hair texture and create a soft, manageable hold.
2. Part hair to the side and apply a volumizing spray. Reeves used MarulaOil Light Rare Oil Dry Mist before power drying hair to achieve a “not so perfect” texture.
3. Pull dry hair into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck and then braid loose hair to further texturize and help secure the knot.
4. Once secured, finish the look with a strong hairspray like MarulaOil Rare Oil Perfecting Spray and set the look in place.
Watch a tutorial on how to attain a similar look, the ponytail-to-chignon below:
And that’s how it’s done, redheads!
Hope you enjoyed the looks as much as I did, and we look forward to see you rocking them at your own special occasions. Rock it like a Redhead!