Recreate SAG Award Winner Lily Gladstone’s Super Sleek Half-Up, Half-Down Hairstyle


Killers of the Flower Moon actress and SAG Award WINNER for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, Lily Gladstone, stunned in a red Armani Privé gown. For her hair, Gladstone teamed up with celebrity hairstylist Marc Mena. Inspired by the fringe on the dress, Mena  wanted to create a simple but elegant style with tons of shine and movement. He also wanted to honor Indigenous people and their hairstyles.

Mena worked with Great Lengths hair extensions for additional length and volume, and opted for Shark Beauty tools to lock in megawatt shine at the awards show. The Tease connected with Mena on why he chooses Great Lengths and the exact steps he took to prep Gladstone for the red carpet.

“When I work with Lily, I need to make sure whatever I am using is authentic and ethical. That’s where Great Lengths comes in. It is the only hair I use as the quality is unmatched, but there is no other company in the world that you can trust that provides ethically sourced, B Corp status hair. It’s luxury in its purest form,” said Mena.

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Get the Look:

  1. Starting with wet hair, apply a heat protectant and begin drying the hair with the Shark SpeedStyle, attaching the Turbo Concentrator to achieve a sleek, straight style.
  2. Once the hair is blown out straight, Great Lengths Tape In Extensions are applied starting at the back of the head from the nape of the neck up, building length and volume. The extensions are then cut with a textured sheer for a wispy effect to mirror the look of the fringe on the gown.
  3. Once the extensions are in, create a center part and pull the front half of the hair straight back to create a half-up, half-down look. Secure with an elastic.
  4. Take the hair in the elastic and create a long braid.
    • Note that this is a nod to Indigenous people and traditional hairstyles
  5. Once the braid is finished, grab your Shark SpeedStyle with the RapidGloss Finisher attachment. From scalp to end, use the RapidGloss Finisher attachment to create ultimate shine and movement.  

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