On Sunday, January 15th, 2023 celebrities were dressed to impress on the 2023 Critics’ Choice Awards red carpet with stunning hairstyles to match. We have step-by-step details from three celebrity hairstylists on how to recreate some of the best looks from the night.
Get the Look: Sadie Sink
Critics’ Choice best young actress nominee Sadie Sink looked absolutely breathtaking on the red carpet in a glamorous black Chanel gown. Celebrity hairstylist Ryan Richman gave us step by step details on how he completed these effortless loose waves for the night.
Step 1: Prep the damp hair with blow dry spray to tame unruly frizz.
Step 2: Next spray the hair starting at the mid-shaft to the ends with thermal protector and conditioner mist to protect hair against heat damage.
Step 3: Then blow dry the hair and use a concentrator nozzle attachment to create a sleek and shiny look.
Pro Tip: Use a hairbrush to smooth the hair and perfect the blowout.
Step 4: To create a soft loose wave, style the hair by wrapping flat strands around a 1.25” curling iron.
Step 5: Finally use firm hold hair spray on a large paddle brush to polish and perfect the look.
Get the Look: Quinta Brunson
Abbott Elementary star Quinta Brunson dressed in a dramatic tulle mermaid dress by Robert Wun to celebrate the multiple nominations the show has been awarded for the night. Celebrity hairstylist Alexander Armand provided us with all the necessary details to recreate this glamorous top-knot look for your clients.
Step 1: After washing and conditioning the hair, use a hair dryer with a large paddle brush to blow out your client’s hair with speed and efficiency.
Step 2: Then flat iron at 455 degrees to achieve a super sleek finish.
Step 3: Once the hair was straightened, apply an ultra-hold gel throughout for a strong yet flexible hold and brush the hair up into a sleek ponytail with a boar bristle brush.
Step 4: With the ponytail established, twist the hair into a sculptural bun, leaving a few pieces out.
Step 5: For these pieces, use a flat iron to create a wispy, fanned-out shape to create an edgier feel.
Step 6: To finish, apply a few light sprays of a weightless oil for maximum shine and moisture.
Get the Look: Aubrey Plaza
Celebrity hairstylist Mark Townsend created an elegant updo for White Lotus star Aubrey Plaza. Rocking a Louis Vuitton sunset inspired sequin gown, Plaza stunned on the red carpet. Check out these step-by-step details on how to recreate this glam look for your clients.
Step 1: Prep the hair by spraying leave-in conditioner throughout the damp hair, add hydration and protect the hair from the heat styling.
Step 2: Then blow dry the hair with the airflow on high and heat on low to help protect the hair color.
Step 3: Use a round thermal brush to create volume at the root and a smooth finish.
Step 4: Next, flat iron the hair to get the hair super sleek for the updo.
Step 5: Then, add a few pumps of nourishing hair oil in your hands and rake the product through her hair from roots to ends to get tons of shine in the hair and ensure the hair stays frizz-free.
Step 6: Next, I gather the hair into a French twist in the back while leaving the ends loose and securing them with a dozen hairpins.
Step 7: For the final touch, use a few more pumps of the nourishing hair oil in your hands and use a boar brush to brush the oil onto the hair on the sides and top to add unbelievable shine.