It may not be the Golden Globes or Emmy’s, but the Critics’ Choice gives us something to look forward to each December. This year celebs decided to keep their looks classy. Think low key, understated elegance which is a turn from some of the crazier award fashions showcased earlier in the year.
The big winner of the night was the film “La,La Land,” which scored 8 wins at the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards. Here are the awards the film won: Production design, cinematography, editing and score, best original song, best director and best original screenplay for writer-director Damien Chazelle and best picture.
Emma Stone looked gorgeous in a black dress by Roland Mourlet carrying a Loubouton clutch. Her look was accented with Cartier jewelry and Jimmy Choo heels. Stone opted to wear her hair straight and sleek. Get the look: Purchase a straightener with tourmaline plates such as the Brilliant Tourmaline Ceramic 1” Black Straightener. This straightener features tourmaline plates, infared technology, and adjustable temperature control. Last but not least, this straightener heats up fast and distributes heat evenly and negative ioconic technology that helps your locks retain more moisture.
Plug in your straightener and apply a heat protectant spray to your hair. Let the heat protectant spray dry. Then take small sections and straighten them. Work your way around your head until all of your hair has been straightened. Apply Olea E Serum (pea size amount) to any frizzy/unrully ends.
Mandy Moore was there with her “This Is Us” costars. Moore stole the hearts of fashion critics with her sapphire-blue Solace London column dress with a cleavage-flaunting neckline, paired with Forevermark jewelry.
She went with a center part and wavy tresses. Get the look: Be sure to prep your hair by spraying a heat protectant spray while charging your straightener. For this look you can still use your straightener, just there is different technique than straightening. Get more details here.
Disney Mowana film star Auli’i Cravalho looked beautiful in her black-and-white dress with a ruffled slit, teamed with ankle-strap sandals. She wore her hair down and sported a plumeria flower as an accent.
Several stars sported their hair in the slicked back look: Naomie Harris, Hailee Steinfield and Kyle Bunburry. Get the look: Spray your hair with a texture spray before you blow dry it. Then, use a small boar-bristle brush to blow dry your hair up at the roots at the crown of the head to add volume. Blow dry the sides smooth and back. Pin back the sides of your hair using no-crease clips and keep the top volumized. With the pins in place, use Brilliant Tourmaline Ceramic 1” Black Straightener to smooth your hair. After all your hair is straight, back-brush your hair at the front hairline and at the crown to create volume. Then smooth the top back with a fine-tooth comb, molding and shaping to create the amount of height you would like.
Add a texture paste, like Kevin Murphy Gritty Business, and mold to get desired height. Finish with a strong-hold hairspray.For more check out videos here and here. With short haired stars, ombre color was the look of the night. Stars like Evan Rachel Wood, Sara Paulson and Greta Gerwig were seen sporting this look. Get the look: How to achieve ombre hair color. Select your color. Choose a color that works well with your natural color. The usual options are a lighter shade of brown, a shade of red/auburn, or a shade of blonde. Select a shade that is no more than two shades lighter than your existing hair color. The more subtle the color change, the more natural and sun-kissed your hair will appear. Whenever possible, look for mild or all-natural dyes that will be less damaging to your hair.
Next decide where you want the fade to stop. This is very important! The lower down your hair the two meet, the safer your look will be. If the two colors meet too high, you run the risk of looking like you have grown-out roots, rather than a beautiful ombre. Be sure to brush your hair out well prior to bleaching. This step will make applying the bleach easier, but it will also help you to make sure that your hair will be evenly colored.
After that, get your gloves on and get mixing! Unless you are doing a reverse ombre, you will need to use bleach to lift the color from your hair. There is the option of using blonde hair dye – which is safer on your strands – but it doesn’t lift as much color so your end-result will be much more subtle.
Next divide your hair into sections after your part it down the middle. Divide both halves into as many sections as you want. At the very least, you should divide each half into half again, splitting your hair into quarters.
Begin bleaching your hair. Add bleach starting at the ends and working your way up to the desired fade line. Don’t feel like you need to work fast or to work in large sections; work in such a way that you get all the strands evenly coated with the lightening product. Make sure that you apply the bleach evenly to both sides of your hair. Check in the mirror to make sure that the bleach starts at about the same spot on both sides. Make sure that you coat all of the hair that you want to bleach. Inspect your strands to check for any spots you may have missed.
Let the bleach set. Depending on how light you want your hair to be, you will need to let the bleach set for anywhere from 10-45 minutes. To check, remove the bleach from a small strand of your hair after about 10-20 minutes. If you like the shade, remove the rest of the bleach. If you want to go lighter, leave it in and check again in 5-10 minutes. For a slight change in color, leave the bleach in for only 10-20 minutes. For a more bold change in color, leave the bleach for 40-45 minutes. Leaving the bleach in for longer will also help prevent orange or brassy tones.
Make sure your hair is dry. Use a towel to dry it off before beginning the coloring process. You may even want to wait for an hour or two to allow your hair to get mostly dry. Section off your hair once more. Divide your hair into its original sections. Tie off the ends with elastic bands or hair clips to make your dying job a bit easier. Use at least 2-3 sections, or as many more as you need to feel comfortable
Brush in your color. Follow the application instructions that came with your hair dye to properly add it to your hair. Let the color set. Follow the box instructions to be determine how long you should leave the dye in your hair. Wait the recommended amount of time for your hair dye to set. Since your hair has been bleached, you probably won’t need to leave the dye in for more than ten minutes. Last but not least, don’t forget to wash out the color. Keeping your gloves on, rinse out the dye with warm water. Then, wash your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo such as Olea E Shampoo. Bleaching/coloring your hair can be very damaging, so take the time to use a deep conditioner to help add some moisture back into your locks