Dos and don'ts of red carpet hair
DO go for easy glam
Beyoncé’s simple low pony looks elegant—and gives her necklace more room to shine.
DON’T just roll out of bed and expect your hair to look fabulous
Give this girl a curling iron—stat! Someone forgot to tell Pamela Adlon that thin, limp waves aren’t Golden Globes-worthy. (Although we must admit they’re fine when you’re watching reruns of Californication at home in your sweats!)
DO pump up the volume
Let the die-hard hair critics debate it if they want to—we know that Drew Barrymore’s mega-volume pinup-inspired style is oh so sexy.
DON’T make a mess of your curls
We love the sexy-secretary looks Christina Hendricks sports on Mad Men, but this style is just nuts. Randomly placed and pinned, her loose layers on top just don’t match up with the pulled-back length.
DO dress up your classic chignon
Kate Beckinsale gets major points for upping the glitz factor with a jeweled pin.
DON’T look too uptight
A side bun can be totally glam, but this one is looking a little knoblike—and it seems to have eaten the top of her ear. Teri, you’re gorgeous, but we like you best when you let loose. That goes for your hair, too.
DO try a sexy side part
Check out how girl-next-door Hayden Panettiere went all blond bombshell with just a hair flip. Those smoky eyes don’t hurt either!
DON’T go gray before your time
Flashbulbs wash out an ashy blond—look how they’ve aged Samaire Armstrong’s hair. A golden hue would have fared better in the spotlight.
DO get inspiration from the ’50s
Jennie Garth knows bouncy curls and simple side-swept bangs will be forever chic. Perfectly coordinating the Mad Men style with red lips and lush lashes completes her red-carpet look.
DON’T let your updo go up in flames
A fiery red dress? Totally hot. Blunt bangs framed with tendrils? Definitely not. Next time, Bai Ling should skip the dated spirals and let us see more of her gorgeous face.