Alison Brie’s Fresh Texture
“The juxtaposition of the waved set and loose ends creates a fresh take on glamour,” explains hairstylist Robert Vetica. To create her “carefree” look, he started with an “an old-school set” (which the help of Leonor Greyl Mousse Au Lotus Volumatrice on damp hair for consistency and hold). Once her hair was dry, he deconstructed her curls by working Leonor Greyl Eclat Naturel styling cream through her hair, then brushing it with Olivia Garden Divine 100% Boar Styler. Next, he sprayed Leonor Greyl Voluforme styling spray at the root to create texture and hold, and used the Olivia Garden Style-Up Performance Professional Folding Teasing Brush to backcomb at the root for a “halo of volume.” Reveals the pro of their prep sesh: “We were so in tune with what we were doing, we finished an hour before we had to.”
Sandra Oh’s Gorgeous Curls
“Once I saw the dress a few days ago, we all agreed: Hair down! So, today’s look was inspired by Sandra’s texture and celebrating that,” says Jamal Hammadi. The duo prepped her hair by building the texture two days before then setting it in updos until today. “I enhanced her natural curl — and created volume in all the right places — by using different size irons,” he says. A diffuser helped the pro hold her shape. “It’s all about confidence!”
Penelope Cruz’s Smoky Eyes
“I was inspired by the classic elegance of the top ‘90s supermodels,” reveals makeup artist Pablo Iglesias. For her timeless, smoked-out eyes, the pro relied on four key products from Lancôme: a black khôl, Artliner in Noir, Color Design 5 Pan Eyeshadow Palette in Chocolate Amande and Hypnôse Drama in Excessive Black.
Thandie Newton’s Rose-y Eye Shadow
Explains makeup artist Georgie Eisdell, “We wanted to play up the color of her exquisite Brandon Maxwell gown. Using shades in Pat McGrath Labs Mothership V: Bronze Ambition Palette, “we went for a stunning smokey, rose colored eye that brought the whole look together.” Eisdell applied the “Entrapment” shade on the lid and blended out to the crease. “I then added a little ‘Blitz Flame’ to the center of the lids to get the exact rose color I wanted. I brought both these colors underneath the eye to really get the smoke and gorgeous light reflection. I finished with one of the most stunning shades of pink I have ever seen, ‘Rose Gold 005.’ I swiped the color across Thandie’s eye lid to create an incredible shine that really made the eyes pop.”
Taraji P. Henson’s Whimsical Braid
Hairstylist Tym Wallace was inspired by the actress’s floor-length, floral dress to create a her curly updo. “On towel dried hair, I applied a few dollops of the Suave Professionals Captivating Curls Mousse Cream and used the FHI Heat Platform Nano Salon Pro 2000 blow dryer to diffuse and set the curl. Next, I took random sections and wrapped the hair around the 3/4" FHI Heat Professional curling iron to define the curl pattern. I finalized the look by creating a low messy braid, making it really textured with some face framing tendrils.”
Rachel Brosnahan’s Elegant Chignon
Hairstylist Ted Gibson struck the perfect balance between “chic and cool” with Brosnahan’s sculptural bun. The pro set the direction of her deep side part using his Starring Shooting Star Texture Meringue. After blowing her hair out, he flat ironed 1-in. sections, then pulled everything into a low ponytail. “I didn’t want a basic bun in the back so I created an architectural shape in the back.” Seven bobby pins and a spritz of L’Oréal Paris Elnett hairspray secured the look — which paired perfectly with Brosnahan’s bold lip (Chantecaille’s Lip Veil in Tiger Lily), created by makeup artist Lisa Aharon.
Tatiana Maslany’s Tangerine Lip
When it comes to a bold lip, prep makes perfect, says the actress’s makeup artist Mai Quynh. “You can’t do a bold lip on dry lips!” So, the pro applied Kiehl’s Buttermask for Lips — and left it on for several minutes while readied the rest star’s face for makeup using Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream topped with a few drops of the brand’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate “so her natural glow would shine through her makeup!” To complete the look, she applied Illamasqua Lipstick in Flare.
Kristin Cavallari’s Voluminous Updo
It takes a village! Kristin Cavallari gets pampered from head to hands by (from center) hairstylist Castillo, makeup artist Denika Bedrossian and manicurist Merrick Fisher (also pictured: stylist Dani Michelle, left). “The Inspiration for her hair was formal — but with a cool girl twist. Something fresh for this hot day in L.A.,” explains Castillo. The secret to her full-bodied bun? Says the pro: “A good blow dry, a little Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, and a handful of hair pins!”
Laverne Cox's Ethereal Waves
For Entertainment Weekly’s Pre-Emmys Party, the star topped off her cascading waves with some glam plaits, courtesy of her hairstylist Kiyah Wright (center). The pro (who worked alongside stylist Christina Pacelli, left, and makeup artist Tay Rivera, right) used her T3 iron to create loose curls. After braiding the crown, Wright added more texture by “opening up the middle braid with my fingers to make it look effortlessly teased.” She set the look with her Last Look flexible hold hairspray.