The Best Hairstyles from the 2021 Golden Globes


Despite the on-going coronavirus pandemic, award season kicked off as expected with the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Though this year’s ceremony was largely remote and differed tremendously from past award shows, Hollywood’s biggest stars still came together (virtually — from both coasts!) to celebrate the best films and television shows from the past year.

Our favorite comedic duo, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler returned for the fourth time to host the ceremony from opposite coasts.  Regardless of their distance, the besties still slayed their opening monologue as expected and even took a swipe at the Hollywood Foreign Press’ lack of diversity.

The night was not without its fair share of technical hiccups with the first of which coming during Judas and the Black Messiah star, Daniel Kaluuya’s acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actor. But, even with a rather unusual show this year, our favorite stars still managed to deliver when it came to serving up unforgettable hair moments.

Whether they were tuning in from home or (a much smaller) red carpet, attendees and their glam teams gave us all much to be excited about in the form of voluminous waves, attention-grabbing braids, and super chic updos.

Here, see all of our favorite hair looks from the 2021 Golden Globes.

Anya Taylor-Joy

For her well-deserved win for Best Actress In a Mini-Series, Queen’s Gambit star Anya Taylor-Joy went for modern Hollywood glamour. Hairstylist Gregory Russell pulled the star’s waist-skimming platinum blonde locks into a dramatic side part that was styled to perfection. As for the secret to all that glossy shine? According to Russell, just a few pumps of Pureology’s Shine Bright Taming Serum!

Viola Davis

Viola Davis showed up to the Globes looking like the beautiful Queen that she is! Not only was her gorgeous gown by Cameroonian designer Claude Kameni giving us life, but so was her hair. For Davis’ big night, her hairstylist Jamika Wilson created an elevated version of Bantu knots, adding extra hair to create volume and fullness.

Gal Gadot

Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot looked oh-so-glam thanks to the retro waves created by hairstylist Mark Townsend. Townsend relied heavily on Dove hair products for her awards show hair.

Yalitza Aparicio Martinez

If you had any doubt about actress Yalitza Aparicio Martinez’s stance in the great middle part vs. side part, she’s team middle part, baby! The star rocked super sleek strands styled by hairstylist Erick Moreno and we are so obsessed with this look.

Maya Rudolph

Maya Rudolph proved there’s nothing more stylish than a perfectly styled bob. The star walked the red carpet rocking a chin-length cut parted down the middle courtesy of her hairstylist John D. To create this look, John D. first prepped Rudolph’s hair using a nourishing heat protectant spray before blow-drying the hair dry using a round brush. Next he ran the flat iron throughout the hair, section by section to smooth the hair and add some shine.

After the hair was pressed out, he gave Rudolph a quick haircut and then freshened up her short blunt bob. Then, he added a soft flat iron wave to the hair on the left side of her face, tucking the hair on the ride side. John D. used a bit of wax on the bristles of his detail brush to smooth away extreme flyaways and bring some added definition to the final look. He finished off the style with just a bit of hairspray.

Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox brought major queen energy to the Golden Globes with this very regal crown braid styled by hairstylist Kim Kimble.

Lily Collins

Emily in Paris actress Lily Collins looked très chic with some voluminous curls created by hairstylist Gregory Russell. To create this gorgeous look, Russell used Pureology hair products as well as GHD hair tools.

Amy Poehler

For her first look of the night, Golden Globes co-host Amy Poehler rocked some effortless waves which provided a chic finishing touch to her super sparkly custom Moschino ensemble. Her hairstylist Kylee Heath created this award-winning look using all Olivia Garden tools. She first began with a smooth blowout before following up with a flatiron to create these brushed out waves.

Amanda Seyfried

When it came to creating these soft and pretty waves for Amanda Seyfried, hairstylist Renato Campora turned to 1940’s Hollywood for inspiration.

The secret to creating this classic Hollywood look? According to Campora, pinning the curls to set the style is one of his secret weapons.

Elle Fanning

Catherine the Great actress Elle Fanning was a vision in blue in an elegant chiffon number by Gucci. To complement the regal look, hairstylist Lorraine Glynn created a sleek twisted bun to keep all the attention on her stunning jewels and dress.

Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett brought big braid energy to Golden Globes rocking a butt-grazing braid by hairstylist Randy Stodghill. To create this fierce plait, a second smaller braid was interwoven into hairstyle.

Sarah Hyland

Sarah Hyland came in (red) hot sporting a fiery crimson hue that perfectly matched her Monique Lhuillier gown. Her hairstylist Ryan Richman used GHD hair tools and OGX Beauty products to style her locks into these effortless waves.

Cynthia Ervio

A dress as bold as actress Cynthia Ervio’s neon green Valentino number needed an equally as bold hairstyle. Hairstylist Coree Moreno didn’t disappoint with this light gray buzzcut that he created for the big night. It was the perfect switch-up from Ervio’s signature bleach blonde cut.

Sarah Paulson

We don’t know what we’re more obsessed with: Sarah Paulson’s custom Prada cast (to match her Prada gown, no less) or her slicked back lob with 50’s style flipped out ends styled by hairstylist Bridget Brager? The star radiated style from head-to-toe!

Tiffany Haddish

All eyes were on Tiffany Haddish’s hot new honey-blond hair color created by hairstylist Ray Christopher. According to Christopher, the star’s hair was colored just a few days before the show to make sure that it was the perfect color for the big night.

To create this cool look, Christopher used Bevel tools to keep Haddish’s cut looking fresh as well as SH-Rd’s Protein Cream to keep her curls moisturized.

Kaley Cuoco

The award for best blonde without a doubt goes to actress Kaley Cuoco. The actress (who looked like a real-life Cinderella in Oscar de la Renta, btw) sported the most gorgeous curls styled by hairstylist Christine Symonds. Symonds relied heavily on Clairol Professional Shimmer Lights care and styling products to assist her with creating Cuoco’s relaxed waves.

What was your favorite hair moment from the Golden Globes? Let us know in the comments.

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Camille Nzengung

Camille Nzengung is a Features Editor at The Tease, where she covers all things hair. You can find her writing about the best hair products, the coolest hair trends, and all the exciting new hair launches.


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