There is an uncomplicated, more casual approach to red carpet style this year, and that’s good news for stylists! Why? Because it means that it will be fun and easy to recreate your clients’ favorite celebrity looks! It’s also important to note that great hair color is taking center stage on red carpets everywhere. Beautiful hues are every bit as important as the gown and the jewelry when it comes to providing polish and glamour.

With the first round of major awards events behind us, here are three standout red carpet hair color designs and styles recreated by Matrix Celebrity Hairstylist, George Papanikolas, that are worth a second look!

 

HOW-TO: 3 Award-Winning Styles by George PapanikolasOlivia Wilde

Seen at: The Golden Globes

Why it’s notable: This is the evolution of the ombré hair color trend— a rich, mocha-blonde that melts seamlessly into a soft, creamy finish.

GET THE COLOR

Base Color: 2 oz. Matrix Color Sync 7M + 2 oz. 10 Volume MATRIX Cream Developer

Highlights: 2 scoops Matrix Light Master Lightener + 2 oz. 20 Volume MATRIX Cream Developer

Gloss: 2 oz. Matrix Gloss Sync 9GV + 2 oz. 10 Volume MATRIX Cream Developer

Application

Apply the base color to the regrowth area. Divide the hair into large horizontal sections and back-comb each section to mid-lengths, varying the stopping point slightly on each section. Apply the highlight formula to the non-backcombed ends. Process till desired lightness is achieved, rinse thoroughly, cleanse and towel dry hair . Apply gloss formula from scalp to ends for up to 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly, cleanse and condition using your favorite Matrix Biolage or Total Results shampoo and conditioner.

 

 

HOW-TO: 3 Award-Winning Styles by George PapanikolasKacy Musgrave

Seen at: The Grammys

Why it’s notable: A loose, low chignon with “untucked” ends and face-framing pieces is youthful and unstuffy!

GET THE LOOK

1. On damp hair, apply Matrix Biolage Volumathérapie Full-Lift Spray-In Volumizer at scalp area and Smooththérapie Deep Smoothing Serum through lengths. Blow-dry using a round brush.

2. Create a deep side part

3. Brush hair into a smooth, low pony, allowing fringe to frame the face and secure the pony.

4. Spray pony with Biolage Complete Control Hairspray and backcomb.

5. Twist the pony into a messy bun, allowing the ends to poke out, and use pins to secure the bun.

 

 

HOW-TO: 3 Award-Winning Styles by George PapanikolasSofia Vergara

Seen at: The Golden Globes

Why it’s notable: It’s not easy to make Sofia Vergara sexier than she already is, but this luscious, rich, cool blonde is a show-stopper!

GET THE COLOR

Base Color: Matrix COLORINSIDER 1 oz. 7N (7.0) + 1 oz. 7V (7.2) + 2 oz. 20 Volume COLORINSIDER Oil-Cream Developer

Balayage Highlights: 2 scoops Matrix Light Master + 2 oz. 40-VolumeMATRIX Cream Developer

Gloss: 1 oz. Matrix Gloss Sync Clear + ½ oz. 9N + ½ oz. 9G + 2 oz. 10 Volume MATRIX Cream Developer

Application

Apply the base color to the regrowth area. For the balayage highlights, begin with a fine application at the scalp area and gradually widen the application as work progresses along the strand so that the greatest concentration of lightener is at the ends. Process accordingly, rinse thoroughly, cleanse and towel dry. Apply Gloss Sync formula from scalp to ends, process up to 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly, cleanse and condition using your favorite Matrix Biolage or Total results shampoo and conditioner.