Matrix’s Modern Moves on the Red Carpet

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Last night at the 91st Academy Awards, Hollywood starlets Danai Gurira and Melissa McCarthy stunned on the red carpet with glamourous hairstyles by celebrity stylists Larry Sims and Richard Marin for Biolage. While actresses Priyanka Chopra and Kerry Washington hit the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party with looks reminiscent of the 1950’s and 60’s with a modern edge by celebrity stylists Renato Campora and Takisha Sturdivant-Drew for Matrix.

Danai Gurira by Larry Sims for BiolageRed Carpet

 “Danai’s hairstyle was inspired by African Princess Royalty. I wanted to create something strong, regal, and elegant that complimented her dress along with her 1920’s Fred Leighton Headband so we went with gorgeous regal braids”


  1. Start by applying Biolage BlowDry Glotion to damp hair
  1. Part hair into small sections, apply Biolage Texture Sap to the roots of the hair, and cornrow away from the face
  1. Finish with Biolage Freeze Fix Hairspray once all over hair to make sure there are no flyaways on the red carpet
HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 24: Danai Gurira attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Melissa McCarthy by Richard Marin for Biolage Nominated for Actress in a Leading Role for Can You Forgive Me?


  1. Apply Biolage BlowDry Glotion to damp hair and blow dry straight
  1. Ironing hair straight and spray Biolage Complete Control Fast Drying Hairspray throughout the hair and separate top section of hair and pin away
  1. Pull hair back from sides and pull to the back of head into 4 small buns. Then pin the hair creating a line in the back of the head for a faux hawk
  1. Backcomb the top section of the hair and brush back into place creating lift for a pompadour and pin into the existing buns at the back of head

Finish by spraying Biolage Freeze Fix all over to lock style in place

HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 24: Melissa McCarthy attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Priyanka Chopra by Renato Campora for Matrix

“The inspiration was guided by Priyanka’s stylists’ vision for the look. We wanted her hair to have a 60s vibe to it with a modern take on a classic look full of texture.”


  1. Apply Matrix Smooth Setter Smoothing Cream to hair while it is damp to create a strong foundation for the look
  1. Then apply Matrix Volume Builder Mousse to damp hair to allow the hair to maintain a great texture once it is dry
  1. Separated the hair section by section and blow dried using the Dyson Supersonic dryer. Once the hair is dried, divided the hair into two sections, leaving small pieces at the front of the head to frame the face
  1. Added Matrix Texture Builder Messy Finishing Spray to give the hair added texture. Then take the two sections of hair and create a more modern take on a classic French twist by accentuating the texture of the hair.
  1. To finish, spray with Matrix Volume Fixer Hairspray to keep the entire look stable and perfect
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – FEBRUARY 24: Priyanka Chopra attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)