SAG Awards: Three celebs, three must-try hairstyles

Tue, 1 February 2011 7:09AM

If you checked into PRIMPED yesterday you should, by now, know that the SAG Awards kept us glued to our seats for the entirety of the day. It’s exhausting stuff blogging about every celeb on the red carpet and today, I’m going to bask in the knowledge that you are all packed with up-to-the-minute celebrity styling and it was all worth it. Yes, my eyes are pried open with toothpicks today, but hey, it was worth it wasn’t it? Please say yes, please say yes, please say yes.

Here’s something else you should be saying YES to today, Primpers. One, or all, of these delightful hairstyles that stole the show just a little bit yesterday. And here’s the good news, they’re all pretty simple to recreate, meaning there’s no excuse for you at least not to stand in front of the mirror, armed with your bobby pins, tail comb or curlers, testing my methods out. Go on, it will be fun.

First up, we have the delightful NATALIE PORTMAN and her baby bump…

As the new face of Miss Dior Cherie, I should alert you to the fact that her makeup is almost as heavenly as her Azzaro gown. Props to Eileen Kastner-Delago, her makeup artist, for the look. It’s beautiful.

But, it was celebrity hairstylist, Orlando Pita, who worked his magic on the award winning Portman, creating this sculpted, wavy hairstyle that worked perfectly with her gorgeous white gown. In fact, I think Mr Pita might have used his mad skills to make this more wearable version of the hair he created for the Christian Dior Haute Couture show in Paris recently. Don’t you think?

While this look is the hardest of the three to recreate, I’d recommend curling your ends with a tong before pinning them up so they can set. Spray like mad with a hairspray, and then let them loose. Now, gently position the curls across your head and down the side, letting them sit just behind your ear like Nat’s here. Simply twist your ends into a bun and secure with an invisible elastic and bobby pins.

If all that seems a little too hard, why not copy AMY ADAMS’ perfectly polished ponytail that makes her look very much like Nicole Kidman. Before the work.

Here she is…

Delightful option, yes? Especially with that fancy neckline that doesn’t allow for too much to be going on in the hair department. The slick ponytail is clearly a red carpet winner, it’s not too complicated, plus it stays neat for the entire night. Very handy with that French champers flowing freely at the table.

So, if you’re keen on this one simply grab yourself a smoothing cream or serum, blow-dry your ends with a paddle brush, pop your hair into a ponytail at the crown and finish off with some hairspray. Too easy, really. If you want to get super sophisticated, wrap a small piece of hair around your elastic. If not, just slip on your dress and head on out. Awesome!

Finally, we have HILARY SWANK and her big, sixties-inspired sex-bomb hair…

I have to say, this look really works on Hilsy. With her strong features, she can, at times, look a little harsh but with that bubble of softly curled hair, everything is softened and quite frankly, she looks HOT!

Her hairstylist, Robert Vetica, was inspired by Ursula Undress in James Bond and my, my Primpers didn’t he do a splendid job.Here’s what he did, and hence, what you can do too.

1. Start by blow-drying your hair with a serum in order to hydrate healthy ends or conceal dry ones. Vetica used Moroccanoil Treatment Oil, in case you’re wondering.

2. Next, pop in a set of curlers just like your nan used, and curl them in 1-inch by 1-inch sections. Start at the nape of your neck, pinning as you go. Continue until you’ve finished each section of hair.

3. Now, spray your set with hairspray and apply for makeup for around 20 minutes or so. Once you’re done, let the curls out and give them good brushing.

4. Finally, backcomb your roots for added lift and brush your fingers through the ends to loosen the curls. Repeat the process with a backcomb at the crown and whip that hairspray back out for one last blast. OK, you’re done!

So, tell me Primpers…

Whose hairstyle do you prefer here?

Any of these take your fancy?

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  • Posted by: milly // Tue, 1 February 2011 09:06am

    I think they all look stunning, I love Hilary’s hair, shes beautiful.

  • Posted by: Becca Master Fan // Tue, 1 February 2011 09:21am

    Love Amy’s ponytail, definitely trying this today!

  • Posted by: NatMon Master Fan // Tue, 1 February 2011 09:21am

    Hilary looks so elegant. I really love her hair and dress.

    Natalie also looks amazing. She has really outdone herself this award season.

  • Posted by: loopylexy Master Fan // Tue, 1 February 2011 09:33am

    Natalie is so beautiful! But I love Hilarie’s hair best.

  • Posted by: Kbeard Enthusiast // Tue, 1 February 2011 09:36am

    I really like Hilary’s hair..raaaggghhh!

  • Posted by: Tina-1291133452 Master Fan // Tue, 1 February 2011 10:11am

    haha yeah when i saw Amy Adams i thought it was Nicole Kidman.. they look so similar! the ponytail is gorgeous, i wish i had longer hair :(

  • Posted by: kc07 Newbie // Tue, 1 February 2011 11:12am

    Hilary looks amazing!!! Love love love!

  • Posted by: amy1 Enthusiast // Tue, 1 February 2011 11:32am

    i love natalie’s hair, but i think you’d have to have fairly strong facial features (or be stunning) to pull off the look. love hilary’s & amy’s too – think they are probably both a bit more wearable for us mere mortals!

  • Posted by: Tarshb Master Fan // Tue, 1 February 2011 11:44am

    I love Natalie’s, she always looks beautiful. I’m going to recreate this one next time I go out, not I have to find some pics of the back. It also reminded me of January Jones’ hair, though not as dramatic. Love them both.

  • Posted by: AWoww Enthusiast // Tue, 1 February 2011 11:53am

    Wow. Hilary looks HAWTTTT.

  • Posted by: Mysie Enthusiast // Tue, 1 February 2011 12:40pm

    I love the pony tail (but I wonder if that’s because it’s the only ‘do’ I’d be able to emulate).

  • Posted by: muso Master Fan // Tue, 1 February 2011 01:18pm

    This is the first time in my life I like Hilary’s look! She always looked too masculine.

  • Posted by: sushibaby Supporter // Tue, 1 February 2011 02:10pm

    The ponytail.. will wear it to work tomorrow

  • Posted by: Julieow Master Fan // Tue, 1 February 2011 02:42pm

    Wow how Natalie does GLOW with her bump. Not many could carry her do, but her petitie little face lets her away with it. My pony always looks so pathetic and thin.. would need some serious clip ins to make it like that. Lovely to see Hilary looking so swanky……..thats a hrad peach to wear but she does it well – I think I like her do best :) Must russle out my hot rollers. Burnt my forehaed with my tongs on Aus day- not good!

  • Posted by: bels Supporter // Tue, 1 February 2011 03:21pm

    Ah Nat, always so gorg, no matter what her hair/face is doing! Can’t wait to see her bubba.

  • Posted by: xKMS Master Fan // Tue, 1 February 2011 05:32pm

    love amy’s ponytail and hilary’s curls… don’t really like natalie’s hair though…

  • Posted by: VivaLaVicki Master Fan // Tue, 1 February 2011 06:24pm

    Hilary looks fabulous – the lighter ends and the bouncy curls just work for her!

  • Posted by: misslysie Master Fan // Wed, 2 February 2011 10:38am

    I love Natalie’s look. She is gorgeous.

  • Posted by: jusbruers Enthusiast // Thu, 3 February 2011 12:29pm

    Hilarys hair, definately wins. Its that one that makes me will my hair to grow faster!

  • Posted by: Shaybear Devotee // Thu, 3 February 2011 01:36pm

    Loving Amy Adams’ hair the best from these three choices. Natalie’s looks a bit too severe for me. :)

  • Posted by: Kallyn Devotee // Thu, 3 February 2011 08:56pm

    I love these looks!

  • Posted by: GorgeousEmeralds Master Fan // Mon, 7 February 2011 11:23am

    All three ladies look amazing, but Hilary’s is number one for me.

  • Posted by: r34chick Devotee // Sat, 12 February 2011 11:47am

    they all look nice but i prefer hilarys hair

  • Posted by: chicklet Master Fan // Wed, 16 March 2011 10:11pm

    I like Amy and Hillary’s look the best. Amy’s is probably the only one I would be able to attempt myself.

  • Posted by: talkalot Master Fan // Mon, 27 April 2015 11:58am

    Hilary’s hair is feminine, a lovely style, suits her.


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