The Best Hairstyles From the 2023 Golden Globes

01/11/2023

After two controversial years away, the 80th annual Golden Globes—which kicks off awards season— finally made its way back to our screens.

ICYMI, the annual awards show was embroiled in a huge scandal back in 2021, just days before the ceremony was set to take place. A Los Angeles Times exposé reported that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the governing body for the Globes, had unethical and financial missteps as well as a serious lack of diversity in its members. As a result, the awards ceremony was forced to go offline in 2022 and instead hosted a much smaller gathering at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

With the award show’s return to prime time television after its hiatus (and many reported changes), we finally got to witness all of the Globes red carpet magic that we’d been starved of due to the pandemic. Naturally, all of the stars in attendance and their talented glam team rose to the occasion and did not disappoint in the hair department. And, while we were blessed with so much outstanding hair inspo throughout the night, we can without a doubt say that side parts, elevated updos, and vintage hair ruled the red carpet.

Keep scrolling to see some of our favorite hairstyles from the 2023 Golden Globes. 

Jenna Ortega

Jenna Ortega swapped out her usual “Wednesday” goth-glam aesthetic for more radiant vibes last night, showing off auburn locks that were styled in a shaggy bob and curtain bangs by her hairstylist David Stanwell.

Natasha Lyonne

Natasha Lyonne brough jellyfish hair to the red carpet thanks to hairstylist Vernon Francois. According to Francois, he was inspired to keep it “clean yet soft with the natural fluffy waves, and a little sleek/untidy ponytail.”

Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett, eventual Golden Globe winner at last night’s event, went full Hollywood glamour with her side-parted flipped curls that came courtesy of hairstylist Randy Stodghill

Quinta Brunson

We can’t get enough of this glamorous slicked-back ponytail that hairstylist Alexander Armand created for Quinta Brunson. According to Armand, it was all about the texture. In fact, he used the Hairstory Undressed Hair Texturizing Spray ($38.00) on the hair in the ponytail to “accentuate the texture, allowing the finished look to appear sexy, full of texture, and leaving her hair seductively soft!”

Milly Alcock

If you thought the front of Milly Alcock’s slicked and shiny half-up hairstyle was amazing, just wait until you see the back. Her hairstylist Graham Nation managed to incorporate  silver hair chains into the back of the hairstyle to match her Givenchy dress.

Ayo Edibiri

Ayo Edibiri looked elegant as ever with an effortless updo, complete with curled face-framing pieces in the front. Her look was styled by hairstylist Marcia Hamilton.

Sheryl Lee Ralph

Sheryl Lee Ralph wowed with center-parted pin-straight strands that came courtesy of hairstylist Moira “Fingaz” Frazier

Kaley Cuoco

Kaley Cuoco swapped her signature blonde locks with beautiful brunette strands that were styled in a modern French twist and paired with feathery curtain bangs. According to hairstylist Christine Symonds, who styled the look, the duo opted to do a French twist to “keep the look clean and classic and to not distract from the elegance of the dress.” 

To achieve this hairstyle, Symonds first prepped the hair with Clairol Professional Shimmer Lights Leave-In Styling Treatment ($13.16) to enhance Cuoco’s shade and gently condition the hair. Next, she sprayed the hair with Shimmer Lights Thermal Shine Spray ($11.02) for heat protection and to add extra shine before giving her a voluminous blow dry. Once Cuoco had her dress on, Symonds twisted the hair up and secured it with bobby pins.

Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox leaned fully into the Old Hollywood vibes with her voluminous curly blonde bob that was styled by hairstylist Kiyah Wright. Don’t miss Kiyah on the Volume Up Podcast

Nicole Byer

Hairstylist Moira “Fingaz” Frazier went for an “effortless, soft, and sexy look” for Nicole Byer and we’d say that this tousled curly updo with face-framing tendrils (which happens to be a wig!) is just that.

Liza Koshy

For Liza Koshy, hairstylist Castillo went big on the cool-girl vibes opting for a “snatched bun with gelled bangs” for the night. 

Jennifer Coolidge

We’ve never seen curls quite so fluffy or voluptuous as these stunning ones that hairstylist Janine Thompson styled for Jennifer Coolidge.

Lily James

Lily James channeled bombshell vibes with full ‘90s silhouetted lob that was created with the help of Great Lengths Hair Extensions GL tapes 02 for added volume in the front to really max out that flick, according to hairstylist Halley Brisker.

Chloe Flower

Chloe Flower was the picture of perfection with her beautiful loose, side-parted waves that were styled by hairstylist Danielle Priano using Sexy Hair products.

Rihanna

Rihanna may have arrived fashionably late to the awards last night but she still managed to impress us all with her self-described “Princess-Leia-meets-Hollywood-meets-Wakanda” twisted hairstyle that came courtesy of hairstylist Yusef.

Michaela Jae Rodriguez

Michaela Jae Rodriguez stunned with soft side-parted waves that came courtesy of Kyss Heart

Selena Gomez

Last night Selena Gomez proved that a high voluminous ponytail can be a red carpet hit with this look that was styled by hairstylist Marissa Marino, using Olivia Garden tools and Rene Furterer products.

To achieve this look, Marino began by blow-drying Gomez’s hair smooth with the Olivia Garden Ceramic + Ion Hair Dryer ($109.95) while using the Olivia Garden Ceramic + Ion Speed XL Hairbrush ($23.95). Next, she used the Rene Furterer STYLE Holding Gel ($30.00) and pulled her hair into a high ponytail, leaving out her front bangs area, and secured the initial ponytail with a hair tie.

Then, she secured the ponytail with the Olivia Garden Titanium + Ion 1.25” Curling Iron and sprayed with the Rene Furterer STYLE Finishing Spray. Next, she brushed the brand area back into the ponytail with the Olivia Garden Ceramic + Ion Supreme 100% Boar Brush and wrapped around the rubber brand to secure the entire look. Lastly, she sprayed with the Rene Furterer STYLE Shine Mist for extra shine.

Megan Stalter

Megan Stalter seemingly paid homage to Audrey Hepburn’s iconic updo from Breakfast at Tiffanys with this sleek curly topknot bun that hairstylist Clayton Hawkins styled.

Emma D’Arcy

According to Emma D’Arcy, the vibe for their Golden Globes look was “a child piano prodigy and maybe the recital’s not gone well.” For hair, this translated to super-slick metallic purple and black hair that perfectly matched their glittery purple tear and their Acne Studio gloves.  It was certainly goth-glamour at its finest and it was all thanks to hairstyling from barber Mira Chai Hyde, haircutting from hairstylist Jody Taylor, and assistance from Agnese Cabala.

Michelle Yeoh

Michelle Yeoh wowed with ultra-glossy straightened strands that were pulled to one side. Her look came courtesy of hairstylist Robert Vetica who used Better Not Younger products and Dyson Hair tools.

Julia Garner

Inspired by Julia Garner’s pink Gucci gown, which he called a “breath of fresh air”, hairstylist Bobby Eliot was inspired to create hair that felt “easy and modern” to compliment it. The result? A perfectly polished pixie with piece-y side bangs. 

To style this look, Eliot used all Rene Furterer products. Beginning with freshly washed, towel-dried hair, he used the Rene Furterer STYLE Protect Thermal Protecting Spray ($36.00), making sure to lightly spray section by section all over the hair. Next, he used a small, pea-sized amount of the Rene Furterer Absolue Keratine Ultimate Repair Serum ($35.00) and applied it to the ends of the hair. Lastly, he used a small amount of the Rene Furterer STYLE Sculpting Mousse ($32.00) and applied it to the roots before combing through using a wide tooth GHD detangling comb to melt the products together.

Using a GHD hairdryer and a GHD natural bristle and oval dressing brush, Eliot blow dried the hair smooth, locking in moisture and shine. Next, he used a GHD tail comb to section off the hair into clean, diagonal sections. Using his GHD flat iron, he began smoothing out the hair section by section. While the hair was still warm, he used his GHD oval dressing brush to mold the hair around the face with how he wanted it to sit, with small, no crease flat clips. Using the Rene Furterer STYLE Shine Mist ($34.00), he lightly sprayed it all over to achieve a high gloss finish. To finish, he used the Rene Furterer STYLE Texture Spray ($34.00) at the roots and ends for added texture, as well as the Rene Furterer STYLE Finishing Spray ($34.00).

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek stepped out with the dreamiest updo, complete soft tendrils and intricate looping in the back. Her hairstylist Jennifer Yepez used Fekkai products to achieve this pretty look.  

Ana de Armas

To create Ana de Armas’ face-framing waves, hairstylist Jenny Cho relied heavily on Dyson Hair and Sol de Janeiro products. She first prepped the hair with the Sol de Janeiro Milky Leave-In Conditioner ($28.00) before adding shine with the Sol de Janeiro Nourishing Hair Oil ($34.00). Next, she blow dried the hair with the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer ($429.00). Then, she created a dreamy bend with the Dyson Corrale Straightener ($499.00).

Viola Davis

Viola Davis showed off a beautiful crown of natural curls and coils that were styled by hairstylist Jamika Wilson.

Elizabeth Debecki

Elizabeth Debecki hit the red carpet with the perfect touch of waviness to her strands thanks to a cool girl blow out from hairstylist Mara Roszak, who used all Phyto products. 

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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. Send her a pitch: cnzengung@thetease.com.

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