Jennifer Lawrence: SAG Awards Red Carpet Hair How-to


Jennifer Lawrence was one of my favorites on the SAG Award red carpet tonight! I may be partial to her because I really, really loved Silver Linings Playbook, for which she was nominated twice (‘Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role’ and ‘Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture’).

Everything about J-Law’s look was right on, from the gorgeous blue gown to the old-Hollywood inspired red lipstick.  She was elegant and flawless….nearly. Jennifer stumbled on her way up to receive her award for Female Actor in leading role and her dress, designed with a sheer panel that can be hidden or revealed, appeared to rip. While there was not truly a tear in that gorgeous dress, it did make people wonder. I had several conversations on Twitter trying to figure out exactly what happened. For a recap with pictures of the dress malfunction, check out Styleite.com.

If you’d like to recreate Jennifer’s look, here are a few tips from Dove Celebrity Stylist, Mark Townsend, who actually did Jennifer’s red carpet hair:

“For the Screen Actors Guild Awards I was inspired by Old Hollywood glamour, so I wanted Jennifer’s hair to show that influence and inspiration, but I wanted it to be young and very modern as well.

  • To get her side swept waves, I started by applying a nickel size amount of the newDove Color Care Leave On Conditioner into Jennifer’s damp hair; she’s colored her hair so much lately so her hair needs added moisture and protection.
  • Next, I loaded her hair with the Dove Nourishing Curls Whipped Cream Mousse and blow dried with a large round brush. To give her hair a loose wave, I wrapped sections of hair varying from 2 to 5 inches around a 1 1/4 inch curling iron,leaving the ends out.
  • Then, I took a small amount of Dove Frizz-Free Shine Cream-Serum in my hands, rubbed my hands together, and then raked my fingers through the waves to break them up and give the hair amazing shine.
  • I then took the hair from the right side, twisted it, and then pinned it in the back with a few bobby pins. To give the hair a cool, lived-in texture I sprayed Oribe Dry Texture Spray from mid-length to ends and scrunched with my hands.
  • As always, I finished by spraying Dove Strength & Shine Extra Hold Hairspray liberally all over to keep her hair in place all night and give the hair even more shine.”

Here is  a picture posted on Mark’s Twitter feed while he was working on Jennifer:

To create her makeup, use lots of liquid black liner and mascara with red lipstick!

Her gown was a navy strapless number (none of these styles will leave you with a sheer reveal like Jen’s did!). Add lots of diamonds to top the look off!

Jennifer was styled by Rachel Zoe and makeup was done by Jillian Dempsey.

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