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Maybe it was a hangover from the holidays — a lingering off-duty feeling that no one had quite shaken in time for the 76th Golden Globes — but red carpet hair and makeup seemed radically subdued this year. And while there was no ignoring the ubiquitous nude lip, it looked like every hairstylist in Hollywood had got the memo regarding the side part.
From The Handmaid’s Tale actress Yvonne Strahovski and best supporting actress winner Regina King to The Americans’ Keri Russell and presenter Maya Rudolph, all sported a deep side part with a few strategically placed waves: think a more relaxed take on the classic Veronica Lake peekaboo ‘do.
“Adding a deep side parting is an easy way to instantly elevate a style and make it red-carpet worthy,” said Amy Adams’s hair stylist John D. “My inspiration for the hair look was modern glamour. I wanted to do old Hollywood Veronica Lake hair but with the soft volume of a ’70s Lauren Hutton. I felt like the marriage of these two vibes really fused seamlessly to create a look that was very cool and current.”
A timeless, tried-and-true styling trick, sweeping all your hair to one side has always been an easy way to add instant glamour to any hairstyle for anyone short on time or inspiration. “There are so many versions of it that it’s a style that really lends itself to quick, easy, and unfussy glam,” says Alex Polillo, whose clients include Emilia Clarke and Rachel Weisz. “When all else fails — a side part and waves. And it always works with a gown.”
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