Matrix's Nick Stenson & George Papanikolas Style Simone Biles & Aly Raisman for the 2017 Golden Globes

Lauren Quick | January 9, 2017 | 1:59 PM
Nick Stenson, Simone Biles and George Papanikolas before the 2017 Golden Globes.
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Stenson preps Biles. Key products were Matrix StyleLink Texture Builder and Height Riser.
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George Papanikolas and team style Aly Raisman.
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Stenson styles Olympic swimmer (and fellow Chicago native) Conor Dwyer before the Golden Globes red carpet.
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Stenson touches up Dwyer.
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Stenson, Biles and Papanikolas.
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Stenson, Raisman and Papanikolas.
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Stenson, Raisman and Papanikolas.
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Madison Kocian and George Papanikolas.
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Matrix Artists Nick Stenson and George Papanikolas styled Olympians Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Madison Kocian and Conor Dwyer for the 2017 Golden Globes. 

"It's all about texture," Stenson says. "We're used to seeing the gymnasts in top knots and really tight hairdos, so we wanted to keep it loose and fun and really show off the structure in the gowns."

Biles, Raisman and Kocian all wore their hair styled down with a range of waves and curls. Matrix products were used, and Stenson cited StyleLink Texture Builder medium-hold texturizing spray as the key product for styling Biles' hair, with some help from StyleLink Height Riser volumizing powder.

"With Aly, I don't think people really realize what incredible hair she has," Papanikolas says. "So what I wanted to do was really accent it and really show off the volume. Plus I've been doing her color as well, and you can really see it when we put the waves in."

Papanikolas has previously colored and styled Raisman's hair, and he also styled Kocian for the big event. Stenson worked with Biles and Dwyer before the red carpet. 

"The looks are really soft; we don't want anything crunchy, and we don't want anything to be really tight," Stenson says. "It's all soft and flowy and beautiful and wearable." 

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