We don't mean to be harsh, but red carpet hair could use a serious dose of creativity most of the time. The famous faces who flood these awards shows typically rest on their laurels — vintage waves, voluminous blowouts, and glamorous updos. You know what you need to pull off all these styles? Hair — and lots of it — which is why length typically trends on the red carpet.
So, imagine our surprise when we spotted scores of ladies at the Golden Globes last night with — gasp! — hair that sat pretty at shoulder-length or shorter. We all know that shorter hair will continue to be huge this year, but we also pretty much expected long hair to hold its spot as the queen bee of awards season. Instead, the stars wore their lack of length proudly, while giving us serious hair envy.
The embracing of these shorter styles could signal a serious change in awards-season beauty. Cropped 'dos represent a more modern approach to red carpet styling, and the women ahead prove just that. Click through to see our favorite cuts of the evening. Who says bobs don't go with evening wear?
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Sienna Miller’s bob had some serious edge. Her sexy, effortless waves were achieved using Suave Professionals Refresh & Revive Dry Shampoo for texture.
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Emma Stone is already a pro at styling her new bob. The star opted for a slight, spunky wave that works just as well on the red carpet as it would at brunch. To get her tousled look, stylist Mara Roszak applied L’Oréal EverStyle Texture Series Tousle Crème to damp hair and then blowdried, which helped create an effortless bend.
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Maggie Gyllenhaal knows how to style a pixie, and her spunky hair is always a winner. Her texture was achieved using Davines This Is a Curling Moisturizing Mousse.
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Kate Mara's take on the updo was equal parts edgy and chic.For extra hold, Roszak misted her entire style with the classic L’Oréal Elnett Satin Hairspray.
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Kristen Wiig proved once again that short hair suits her. The deep side-part helped give her bob some dynamic texture. To create shine, stylist Andy Lecompte applied Wella Professionals LuxeOil Light Oil Spray as a finishing touch.
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