The 2017 Golden Globes aired this past weekend, and there was a lot to talk about, because a lot happened. But let’s take a break from focusing on the painfully awkward moments and the painfully offensive situations, and talk about something a little lighter – the gorgeous hairstyles that celebrities rocked on the red carpet. Before anyone yells at me about discussing a female celebrity’s hair, let me assure you that I care very much about all other aspects of their personality and lives, but I also enjoy a good hairstyle, and I won’t apologize for it! Statement made! But in all seriousness, I think it’s fine to talk about hair and dresses as long as we’re also discussing the more important issues. It’s all about balance.
That said, there were some truly awesome and unique hairstyles last night, and I want to try them all. From braided buns that felt fresh to some fun takes on old classics, there was something for everyone – and you should try them out too! Maybe it’s for a fancy event like a wedding or even your prom, or maybe you just want to try out something new. The reason doesn’t really matter. These are some of the prettiest, most unique hairstyles you need to try in 2017 – they’ll definitely make you look ahead of all the trends (if you care about that type of thing).
Lily Collins' Fishtail Braid BunI was, personally, obsessed with everything about Lily Collins look - the dark lip, the bold brows, the princess dress, and of course, the braided bun. What made hers different than other braided buns? The fishtail aspect. Hairstylist Gregory Russell created this for Lily. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Russell used a lot of John Frieda Luxurious Volume Perfectly Full Mousse to create a lot of volume in her hair. He blew it out, used hairspray and dry shampoo for texture and lift, then curled her hair. He made a loose bun, pinning a little more than half of her curls into a messy bun shape. He braided the remaining hair into a fishtail, pulled at it so it got bigger and more textured, and then gently wrapped it around the base of the bun. You can recreate this at home - try not to be too perfect, because it should look a little mussed up. It's great for a fancy event! Credit: Frazer Harrison / Staff / Getty Images
Evan Rachel Wood's Pixie FlipEvan Rachel Wood first got everyone's attention by showing up in a simple tailored suit rather than a romantic gown. She looked awesome, and I thought her hair was so fun. Evan had her pixie cut styled into a fun, androgynous flip style, and it really suited her. It's also proof that a pixie cut can be molded into a style! if you have hair this short, you can get this look too. It's pretty simple. Start with a deep side part (you can't see it in this image, but Evan's is close to her ear. Flip the rest of your hair over and create almost a finger wave type of deal with a hot roller or a wand. Spray everything into place and go! Credit: Frazer Harrison / Staff/ Getty Images
Maisie Williams' Bun CuffHair accessories are trending for 2017, and one of my personal favorite is the bun cuff, which can take any kind of bun and instantly make it look interesting. Maisie Williams proved this at the Globes, with a silver bun cuff keeping her messy top knot in place. This is pretty easy to explain: do a messy bun on top your head, then put a bun cuff around it. You can pick some pieces out in front if you'd like. This is a great super simple hairstyle for when you want to look a little more dressed up. Credit: Venturelli / Contributor/ Getty Images
Janelle Monae's Studded UpdoNeed more proof about the hair accessories? Check out Janelle Monae's look. Her big updo looked even prettier studded with little pearls. To get this look, first blow out your hair using volumizing mousse to get lots of lift. I would advise curling it if it's naturally on the straighter side to give it more texture. Pull your hair into a large updo (this can be anything!). You can find bobby pins or clips decorated with pearls to put all over your hair. It's so pretty and different for special occasions. Credit: Kevin Winter / Staff/ Getty Images
Olivia Culpo's Braided Low BunI'm not 100 percent sure why Olivia Culpo was at the Golden Globes, but I am definitely sure that I absolutely love her low braided bun. Hairstylist Justin Marjan broke this down for us with instructions: “To start, I prepped the hair with the ghd advanced split end therapy ($28) and ran it through the ends of the hair. Next, I applied the ghd smooth & finish serum ($24) to the roots of her hair to boost its shine. Then I blow dried the hair using the ghd air™ hairdryer ($199) with the ghd ceramic vented radial brush size 3 ($40), until the hair was smooth and straight. Once Olivia’s hair was completely dry, I sprayed hairspray all over the to create grit and hold for easier styling. "Then, I parted her hair down the middle and pulled an inch of hair from both sides of the temple, clipping it to the side. Then took the hair underneath both areas and created an inside-out French braid down to the nape of the neck and pinned in place. After, I then released the clipped section of hair to cover the beginning of the braid and also pinned it at the nape of the neck. Next, pulling the remaining hair and creating three random strand braids, I wrapped the hair into a low bun and pinned into place. To finish, I used a final layer of hairspray to hold the hair and glided a toothbrush over any flyaways to seal in the look.” Credit: Michael Kovac / Contributor/ Getty Images
Issa Rae's Fun UpdoFew hairstyles were as fun as Issa Rae's unique look, which I thought was one of the more interesting beauty looks of the night. This rope twist look not only looks great, but it's also ideal if you don't want to deal with your hair being all over the place. It looks like her hair was looped into a big twist, then pinned up and around the top of her head. It looks amazing! Credit: Frazer Harrison / Staff/ Getty Images
Octavia Spencer's Wavy LobMy favorite hairstyle of the night was a simple one - Octavia Spencer's wavy lob. Okay, so this might not be too unique, but honestly? It looks amazing on Octavia, and I wish my hair could do this every single day! If you have a similar lob, you'll want to try this super trendy look. Hairstylist David Stanwell broke it down for us: "Prep hair with Oribe Maximista Thickening Spray ($35) and blow out with a round brush, such as Oribe Medium Round Brush ($170). Divide hair into sections and use a curling iron to create effortless waves. Make sure to keep the ends of the hair straight for a young, sexy look. Spray Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray ($44) throughout the roots to give hair lift and texture. Use Oribe Superfine Hair Spray ($33) to smooth out flyaways. Credit: Venturelli / Contributor/ Getty Images
Tracee Ellis Ross' Wild PonytailI can't resist a good formal ponytail, and Tracee Ellis Ross nailed it last night. Ponytails always look more interesting when they're business in the front, and party in the back, and this is a great example. To get the look, give your hair a lot of texture. I think this looks great on Tracee's natural hair, but it can also work with curls or waves. Pull your hair into a tight ponytail in the middle of the back of your head, using gel to keep the front sleek. Tease the hair in the ponytail for added volume and texture until it's as big as you want. Credit: Kevin Winter / Staff / Getty Images
Felicity Jones' Elegant ChignonA chignon isn't the most unique thing in the world, but I think Felicity Jones managed to make it look more casual and accessible, which was nice. Hairstylist Cervando Maldonado broke down the look if you want to recreate it at home: "Apply Matrix Style Link Mineral Airy Builder Dry Texture Foam ($18, Matrix.com) through the mid-lengths to ends of damp hair using your hands. Then brush through with a comb to ensure even distribution. Dispense a small amount of Matrix Style Link Volume Builder Mousse ($18, Matrix.com) to finger tips and work into roots. "Lightly spray Matrix Style Link Turbo Dryer Blow Dry Spray ($18, Matrix.com) to decrease drying time and preserve the texture of the blow out. Then rough dry hair until it's almost fully dry. Use a small round brush and blow dry bangs to give them volume, then pin back out of the way. "Continue to blow out the hair in sections using a round brush. Roll the top center pieces into hot curlers for more volume and the remaining hair into pin curls. Let set for 15 minutes. "Once cooled, pull out rollers and pin curls. Lightly brush the hair with your hands and pull back into a loose chignon. Make sure to leave height at the crown. Lightly spray Matrix Style Link Mineral Play Back Dry Shampoo ($18, Matrix.com) all over to create more texture. Place bangs and finish the look with Matrix Style Link Style Fixer Finishing Hairspray ($18, Matrix.com)." Credit: George Pimentel / Contributor/ Getty Images
Halston Sage's Shiny WavesOkay, fine - there is literally nothing new about shiny blonde waves, but that doesn't mean we can't covet them sometimes. Halston Sage nailed the beachy but formal vibe, and her hairstylist Jennifer Yepez for Honest Beauty explained how to get it yourself: "Start by spraying Honest Beauty Honestly Protected Heat Defense Spray all over tresses, followed by Honest Beauty Moisture Milk Leave-in Conditioner to the ends. Conclude the pre-blowout preparation by working the Honest Beauty Honestly Uplifted Volumizing Spray into roots. Starting at the back, part hair into manageable sections, and blow dry using a medium round brush to create volume. Starting at the back of the head again, separate hair into 1-inch sections and curl hair downward using a use a 1-inch curling iron; wrap hair from the root, leaving the ends out. All strands should be curled downward aside from the front pieces that frame your face, curling those away. After, brush out hair to loosen curls. Finish by adding a few drops of Honest Beauty Honestly Polished Dry Condition + Shine Serum to the ends followed by a flexible hold hair spray to complete this elegant look." Credit: John Sciulli / Stringer/ Getty Images
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