Mane Monday: 1970s-Inspired Hair Reigned Supreme at the Grammys
Gwyneth Paltrow, Behati Prinsloo and the Haim sisters opted for cool, loose locks at Sunday's awards show.
From Jane Birkin’s bangs to a Playboy Playmate’s tousled bedhead hair, 1970s-inspired looks reigned supreme among beauty pros as the most popular reference for creating their clients' Grammy night hair looks.
"It’s all about 70’s playboy tonight for @gwynethpaltrow!" said hairstylist David Babaii on his Instagram account in reference to Paltrow’s side-parted hair.
Her longtime hairstylist used Ghd Heat Protect Spray ($22) and the brand's Classic Wave Wand ($245) to create the tousled strands, which proved to be a bit of a departure from Paltrow's usual stick-straight and shiny blow-out.
Model Behati Prinsloo’s beauty look also had a '70s bent, with her hairstylist, Gio Campora, referencing Jane Birkin's aesthetic from the era — specifically those signature bangs, which Prinsloo had just cut recently.
"I wanted her to have a Jane Birkin vibe," says Campora, "cool and uncomplicated."
The hairstylist ran Herbal Essences Bombshell Babe Smoothing Mousse ($5) through Prinsloo’s hair, set it in rollers to get a wave and gave it separation and movement with Herbal Essences Wild Naturals Dry Oil Spray ($6).
The Haim sisters were also doing the '70s rocker thing — granted, their hair pretty much always looks the same. It’s no accident that their collective image — from understated A-line Chloe dresses to high-waist denim cutoffs and vintage shirts — has a strong '60s and '70s rock-girl vibe, a la Janis Joplin meets Marianne Faithfull.
Their Grammy night hair was no exception, looking like the usual long, loose and parted-in-the-middle style that is a constant for them.
But on Sunday, their hair looked a little bumped up, and why not? They were up for a best new artist award, which they didn’t win, but nonetheless, the spotlight was still focused on them and, of course, what they looked like.
"It reminds me of Janis Joplin and Stevie Nicks and '70s rock 'n' roll," says Jose Eber, hairstylist and owner of Jose Eber Salon in Beverly Hills, about the Haim sisters' Grammy night hair.
He recommends using a product for texture, like his Va Va Voom Volumizing Cream ($24), on strands while they're damp, in order to add definition and volume to the hair.
"It’s supposed to look effortless and carefree," he says. "But today’s version of this ['70s] hair takes work. It’s more refined."
What sort of celebworthy hair doesn't take a ton of effort these days? And really, do we expect Paltrow to head over to the red carpet after enjoying an afternoon romp, or the Haim sisters to engage in Joplin-esque boozy behavior before hitting their first Grammy awards? Of course not. But we certainly do miss those sorts of antics attached to a music show.