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Behind The Scenes: Scarlett’s GG Hair

I’m so curious what you guys thought of Scarlett Johansson’s hair at the Golden Globes. I’ve heard a lot of people refer to it as Bride of Frankenstein hair… Do you agree? I know some of you love riskier looks! I do give Scarlett credit for not playing it safe, but this is a little too crazy-in-a-bad-way for me.

Scarlett wore a sparkling blush-colored Elie Saab gown with her sculpted updo. (So much BLUSH last night.) The updo was created by celeb stylist Robert Vetica and was inspired by the flowing lightness of Scarlett’s gown and influenced by 40’s Hollywood glamour and photographs by 40’s & 50’s fashion photographer, Lillian Bassman. Interesting because many of Bassman’s photos include women in hats. Maybe Vetica interpreted this as hair-as-hat?)

Vetica created a sculptural updo that blended movement and direction. It’s very fashiony and would have worked better for an editorial shoot or runway, I think. It’s just too much for people to deal with on the red carpet.

Vetica Explains How He Created Scarlett’s GG Look:

  • To create a feeling of movement and volume at the back of the head and height at the crown, I started by blow drying her hair with Moroccanoil Treatment to smooth her texture and ensure shine and flexibility.
  • I directed the hair back and away from her face and brought it back to the nape of her neck, and then up and towards the crown.
  • Next, I curled small sections of hair starting at the nape of the neck and up towards the crown using a 1/2 inch curling iron. Once I reached the crown, I curled the hair back from her face.
  • When I finished, Scarlett had a tight set of curls throughout her hair, all directed up and towards the crown. I then gave the curls a good spray of Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray to set.
  • To finish, I vigorously brushed the hair through, again directing it up and away from the face, up from the neck towards the crown.
  • I then gave the whole look a well-defined backcomb to create a directional shape–again bringing the hair up and away. Then, I gave the entire look a spray of Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray. It not only holds the hair, it leaves it with a soft, movable hold, which was essential to make this look work.
  • I then attached two 1934 Flammes brooches worn as hair clips (round and baguette diamonds set in platinum) from the Van Cleef & Arpels Private Collection to round off the look by keeping the sides of her hair close to her head and to pick up the 40’s vibe of her dress.
  • Finally, I gently brushed through the top of the hair to smooth out the curls and gave it a wave. I finished by backcombing at the root of the crown for height. I sprayed the hair with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray again to set the look and finished with Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray for natural-looking shine.

You can find the nearest salon selling Moroccanoil products by visiting moroccanoil.com.

And don’t forget to tell me what you thought of Scarlett’s Golden Globes hair!