My favorite HAMU from the Golden Globes

Red carpet style has been one of my main inspirations as a hair and makeup artist.  

I love the whole experience.  You get all gussied up in your best, and create a complete look - hair, makeup, dress, and jewelry - for a special event.  I have studied red carpet looks for years and implement these inspirations in my work on brides.

Right off the bat, I can tell you that dresses took front & center for ladies' looks for the Golden Globes this year.  Overall, hair and makeup took a back seat to lush fabrics and textures, but I nominate them for best supporting role for sure!  It was a very simple HAMU night, not overly glam, which I appreciate.  

For hair, I noticed mostly down styles, featuring loose hollywood curls or waves, in a middle or deep side part.  When styles were up, they were super slick and chic - not much texture in the updo department!  For makeup, it was all about the eyes - they were played up while lips remained muted for the most part.  

My favorite look of the night - Lily Collins - sat right outside of these trends and it went BEAUTIFULLY with her dress.  She rocked a textured top knotted, braided updo, pink smoky eyes and a crimson lip.  Great job to her team - Fiona Stiles on makeup using Lancome and Gregory Russell on hair using John Frieda.  Dark hair, hazel eye, fair skin girls take note!

Here are my faves!

I use the ladies on the red carpet as a sort of guide in finding hair and makeup inspiration for any hair length, type, color - any skin type, color - any eye shape and color.  

I have to mention - my least favorite hair and makeup look was on SJP. I love her, her work, her style, but this one missed the mark.  It read a little too costumey with the dress - a sort of strange Princess Leia look.

What did y'all think?  Faves and least faves?

With blush + bobby pins,

Sam