Need hair inspiration for your big day? We asked top UK hairstylist Errol Douglas to choose his favourite looks from this year’s Golden Globes red carpet and show us how to recreate them. Which A-list style would suit your dress and your day?


Amy Adams

American Hustle star Amy Adams stunned her traditional wavy down-do for a more formal bun at this year’s Golden Globes event. “This is a stunning and intricate braided updo made current by a centre parting and two small plaits, one on each side, taken back into the main braided bun,” says Errol. “This gives a great extra lift at the crown. Overall the look allows the dress to take centre stage, so try this look if you’re planning on having a show-stopping wedding gown.”


Kerry Washington

“Kerry Washington rocked subtle mid-length glossy locks, created by building in a muted wave from just below the ear to ends,” explains Errol. “This, for me, is how to be consistently glamourous without crowding the dress (or her growing baby bump!).”

“The side parting is a soft one to avoid a harsh line on Afro hair, really setting off the face framing waves. These can be built in with a straightener used traditionally from crown to ear, then bending it gently as you move from ear to the end of each section.”

“To protect the moisture in Afro hair, my Treat&Style Keratin button can infuse as it styles, which also means no additional product is needed to finish, avoiding weighing the hair down and tugging on the wave created.”


Cate Blanchett

“Here we have a leading actress nailing a superb rolled vintage ‘do,” says Errol. “With super hydrated locks prepped with a pre-event conditioning regime no doubt, the length has been pinned underneath around the nape ensuring that the roll is smooth but very defined.”

“The side parting with a little finger combing ensures lift on the crown before pinning into place. Running my Treat&Style through the sections to infuse a Keratin capsule system shine before pinning will achieve that smooth straight high shine finish.”


Hayden Panettiere

“This might turn out to be a polarising look, but I love this slicked back rock ‘n’ roll Ziggy-inspired look for Hayden,” adds Errol. “A little bit of attitude from a young talented actress who’s brought the same to her role in Nashville.”

“This shows off her fresh complexion and complements her Tom Ford dress choice perfectly.  The cut here is very important, blunt and precise, it’s shown off by a precision comb back at the sides contrasted with a root-lifting blowdry.”

“To avoid losing the shine,  blow dry (minus the side panels) to lock in moisture with my infrared dryer which also speed dries for minimal impact on condition. Lift at the roots with a barrel brush pointing the dryer nozzle downwards as you go. Apply a strong hold wet look gel to the sides and use a wide tooth comb to perfect the finish and deliver that contrast with the rest of the hair.”


Did you know that Errol Douglas created gorgeous hairstyles for Wedding Ideas’ Pippa and impressionst Francine Lewis at this year’s Wedding Ideas Awards 2014? And if you want to see more stunning hairstyles for every length, check out our Hair section now.


  1. I did not see any hair that looked “done” at the GG’s. Many looked like they simply got out of bed and pulled it to the side it back and put a ponytail band in it. I like hair to look polished and womanly/ sexy.


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