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Golden Globes Beauty: Deep Side Parts Are In

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Anna Kendrick's hairstylist Craig Gangi weighs in on the 'do that appeared all over the red carpet.

From Ruth Negga's sculpted hairstyle to Jessica Biel's and Zoe Saldana's slick low 'dos to the shiny blowouts worn by Brie Larson, Kerry Washington and Anna Kendrick, the Golden Globes red carpet was strewn with deep side parts. For Kendrick, a presenter during the show, it was a choice her hairstylist made in response to her one-shoulder Grecian-style Vionnet gown.

"I didn't want the hair to be too Grecian," says Craig Gangi, "so I made it more polished and glamorous and did a strong, sleek, exaggerated side part and loose, polished wave." What modernizes the 'do, according to the celebrity hairstylist, is the deep part, which also lends a bit of a masculine edge to her look.

When it comes to these soft, shiny styles, Gangi says his saving grace is the John Frieda Frizz Ease line, the Straight Fixation Styling Creme from which he applied before blowing out Kendrick's hair. He finished with John Frieda Frizz Ease Secret Weapon Touch-up Creme — applied on his hands and combed through her mane — to prevent flyaway, which he says can "destroy a whole look."

His inspiration, which easily translates to the other stars sporting long, side-parted locks, was Christy Turlington circa 1997, "with that polished, beautiful long hair. It's funny, I think every 20 years hairstyles kind of come back, and I think you're seeing less body and more polished, more sleek [styles] — more of that late '90s hair."

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