The annual Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Fashion Awards brought together some of the Fashion and Entertainment Industries’ brightest. Taking place at New York’s Museum of Natural History, celebs and their teams weren’t afraid to let hair have its shine, experimenting with shape, texture and length.
Scroll for some of our favorite celebrity ’23 CFDA red carpet hairstyles with accompanying step-by-steps from their actual hairstylists!
Singer Dove Cameron and her hairstylist Jacob Rozenberg went with an architectural Y2K ponytail to play off the vibe of her Coach dress for the CFDA awards. Dramatic tendrils, super slick and forever long, keep scrolling to see how Rozenberg brought the look together.
“For Dove’s ponytail I begin by matching extension color to hair. For Dove I used Hidden Crown Hair seamless clip ins in Dark Brown color # 2. I trimmed the clip-in extensions hair to match Dove’s length. Take a nice clean section, backcomb then add a little hairspray to have a good foundation for hair to sit and not move. One on the left side, one on the right side, one on the back and one underneath to create fullness. Then I gather all the hair to create Dove’s ponytail and finish styling.”
German-born pop star Kim Petras was giving 90s glamour and volume thanks to hairstylist and Bumble and bumble aka Bb.Global Artistic Ambassador Evanie Frausto. Known to wear her blonde hair stick straight, Petras embraced softness and movement in her CFDA awards hairstyle. Luckily Frausto spilled exactly how to recreate it.
“First we applied Bb.Bond Building Repair Styling Cream onto damp hair and we blow dried that in with a smoothing flat brush. Then we sprayed the Bb.Heat Shield Thermal Protection Mist and flat ironed the root to give it an even smoother look. For the ends I used an inch and a quarter curling iron to give it a little bump and texture. I then sectioned the top half of her hair and using the Bb.Strong Finish spray I gathered the hair and locked it in with a 3 strand braid in the back. I finished using Bb.Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil on my fingers to pull out little romantic wispy pieces.”
The Tease also heard from makeup artist Gilbert Soliz for MAC Cosmetics about Kim’s glam. Soliz created a soft and sultry smokey eye look using the M·A·C Connect In Colour Eye Shadow Palette: Unfiltered Nudes and topped it off with a nude lip combo using M·A·C Locked Kiss 24hr Lipstick in Teaser and M·A·C Lip Pencil in Stripdown.
“Starting with a horizontal split at the mid-point of the hair, we worked with the two sections to create interconnected buns. At the center of the upper section, we incorporated a two-clip hair extension to enhance length. We then twisted the hair into an inverted French twist, allowing some strands to fall loosely for a look that’s part ponytail, part twist. Similarly, for the lower section, a two-clip extension was attached in reverse. A second twist was then created, with loose strands at the bottom connecting it to the upper twist.”
Actress Madelyn Cline may play the ingenue on screen but IRL she looked Old Hollywood thanks to Danielle Priano. The pair opted for a slick, wet bun accompanied by a deep side part for the CFDA awards. Extra drama secured thanks to Hidden Crown hair extensions.
“The hair was thoroughly dampened, parted deeply on one side, and then pulled back into a snug ponytail. Before forming the bun, we wound a four-clip hair extension around the ponytail to add both volume and length, wetting and gelling this as well. We twisted the moistened ponytail into a bun and secured it with pins. A final touch of shine spray added a radiant finish to the look.”
Actress Vanessa Hudgens and hairstylist Danielle Priano created a hairstyle for the CFDA awards that was designed to be sleek and timeless. Opting for a chic AF chignon, Priano ensured the look was anything but boring thanks to major volume care of Hidden Crown hair extensions.
“We placed two two-clip extensions at the crown and another pair just above the nape to build volume. Gathering all the hair, we fashioned a sleek ponytail without any parting, to maintain the smooth silhouette. After straightening the ponytail, we added a small, doughnut-shaped sponge at its base to aid in creating a flawlessly coiled low bun. This hairstyle complemented the statement-making dress, ensuring a sophisticated and polished ensemble.”