THE GRAMMYS: Women's Hair, Make-up and Nails Worth Noting

By Lauren Quick | 01/27/2014 12:50:00 PM


The 2014 Grammy Awards were nothing if not the usual balance some seriously glam looks alongside a couple that left us scratching our heads. We sorted through the best and worst of last night's looks for a few that are chic enough for the award show but definitely worth taking notes on for your clients.

HAIR: Beachy Waves

Loose, beachy waves were perfect for Chrissy Teigen, Sara Bareilles and Beyoncé (who had hers wet for her “Drunk in Love” performance and dried after). Teigen and Bareilles toed the casual-versus-polished line with braids, but both pulled it off effortlessly and avoided looking too juvenile with the addition.

click image to zoomModel Chrissy Teigen attends the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)

Clients with short or longer hair can easily mimic this look — Beyoncé and Teigen do a shorter version while Bareilles sported longer tousled locks with multiple braids.

This style would translate well from red carpet to everyday, and curly-haired women will have an easy time recreating it with a curl-enhancing cream (think Redkin Curvaceous Full Swirl) and a diffuser or by air-drying.

MAKE-UP: Bold, Beautiful Lips

Lips were not to be missed at the 2014 Grammys. The spectrum ranged from bright, tomato reds to dark, eggplant purples, but they were all making major statements. Team red included Miranda Lambert and Madonna, while Beyoncé, Lorde and Katy Perry went for darker hues (Perry’s during her performance of “Dark Horse,” which was fitting).

click image to zoomMiranda Lambert arrives on the red carpet for the 56th Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, January 26, 2014. AFP PHOTO ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Although the bold lips were stunning, we also appreciated the more subdued hues that Chrissy Teigen and mom-to-be Ciara wore. They both looked sun-kissed and natural with their light lips and bronzed cheeks.

NAILS: Nail Art’s Last Hurrah

Nail art isn’t quite done just yet, according to Rita Ora. Her fingers were tipped with the likes of Batman and a moustache, and they covered in an assortment of statement-making rings.

click image to zoomSinger Rita Ora (fashion detail) attends the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

On the other side of the nail-art spectrum was Lorde, whose black-dipped fingers during her performance were cause for discussion. The newcomer definitely got our attention!

SEE THE LOOKS in the slideshow below.
































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Lauren Quick, Assistant Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair

Lauren has been Assistant Editor since January 2014. Lauren attended the University of Missouri School of Journalism and is an avid Tigers fan. Her emphasis area was magazine journalism, specifically editing, and she obtained minors in sociology and Spanish. Lauren was a department and web editor for Vox magazine and a reporter for the Columbia Missourian newspaper before she worked at Modern Salon.

She grew up in Springfield, Mo., and now lives in the Chicago area with her wheaten terrier, Lucy. You can e-mail Lauren at or connect on Google+.


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