Recreate the Best Beauty Looks from the 2017 Grammys Red Carpet

Between Beyonce’s golden goddess moment, Adele keeping it real during her George Michael tribute, and Twenty One Pilots accepting their award sans pants, this year’s Grammy Awards had a ton of buzz-worthy moments. The most exciting part of the night, though? The gorgeous beauty looks from the red carpet! Music’s biggest stars turned out in trendsetting hairstyles (super long hair, anyone?), statement-making makeup (graphic eyeliner for the win), and of-the-moment manis.

Help your client get gorgeous with these trendy, wearable looks — we’ve got the how-tos you need straight from the Grammy Awards' beauty pros. Flip through the slideshow below to get started!

  • Adele’s Romantic Updo

    The perfect look for a Valentine’s Day date night, a romantic wedding, or even prom, this elegant updo, created by celebrity hairstylist Chris Appleton, is simple to recreate!

    “I was inspired by how glam Adele is, but I wanted to keep the look soft and natural,” says Appleton. “I wanted to create texture for the first look so we could easily transition to her performance look, which was a piecey, textured lob.”

    Get the Look:

    1. Prep towel-dried hair with Color Wow Coconut Cocktail Bionic Tonic to give hair shine and create a polished look.
    2. Dry hair with the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer to give it a super polished finish. The Color Wow Cocktail was heat activated with the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer to deliver great shine.
    3. Once dry, back-comb the hair at the roots to give volume.
    4. Next, wrap the hair into two French twists that meet in the middle (back).
    5. Use fingers to texturize the sections (using a toothbrush to brush baby hairs) to soften the look.
    6. For Adele’s opening performance, bring the updo down and use a large barrel curling iron and hit it with the Dyson Supersonic drier to give it shine for the stage.
    7. Since it was pinned up top the hair already had volume at the roots. To give it that piecey look, repeatedly run through hair with fingers and scrunch to keep the volume.
  • Lady Gaga’s Rocker Pony

    Lady Gaga proved she can’t be tied down by any genre, taking the stage to perform with Metallica — and holding her own. She slayed on the red carpet as well, thanks to her messy, textured, pink-accented ponytail courtesy of celebrity stylist Frederic Aspiras.

    Get the Look:

    1. To start, Frederic prepped Lady Gaga’s damp hair with the ghd total volume foam, massaging it from hair root to tip then combing through.
    2. Next, he sectioned the hair before blow-drying. He sprayed each section with the ghd heat protect spray and then brushed through once more using the ghd paddle brush. Then he blew out the hair using the ghd air ELITE and ghd natural bristle brush 3 to ensure a smooth finish before curling.
    3. Once dried, Frederic sectioned the hair and sprayed each piece with the ghd curl hold spray before curling with the ghd curve classic curl iron. Once the curls cooled after 5-10 minutes, Frederic brushed them out with the ghd oval dressing brush, added a drop of the ghd smooth & finish serum to the brush and tied it up into a ponytail.
    4. Then, using the ghd gold professional 1” styler, Frederic added smaller curls for volume and texture to the ponytail and tendrils. To finish off the look, Frederic added a few drops of the ghd smooth & finish serum to give the hair a nice gloss, and then topped it off with a layer of hairspray.


  • Rihanna’s Extra Long Waves

    Rihanna was the unofficial queen of the night at this year’s Grammy Awards, rocking an orange crop top, sipping from a bejeweled flask, and flaunting extra long strands on the red carpet.

    “This was one of the unusual moments when Rihanna wasn't performing at an award show so we wanted to be a little laid back with her look,” said celebrity stylist Yusef Williams. “We wanted it to be super playful, carefree and youthful. Once she picked her dress, we decided to go for big, long, flowing, waves — voluminous, just like her ball gown.”

    Get the Look:

    1. “To start, we decided to color her hair that day, just a bit, to play off the orange of the ball gown,” said Williams. “Then, I washed her hair with Matrix Biolage R.A.W. Nourish Shampoo and applied the Matrix Biolage R.A.W. Re-Hydrate Mask to make sure her hair was really moisturized before styling.
    2. “Next, I applied the Matrix Style Link Volume Builder Mousse and blow-dried her hair with the ghd Air Hairdryer with the ghd Air Diffuser attached to maintain Rihanna's natural texture.
    3. “Once her hair was dry, I used the ghd CURVE classic wave wand to enhance and perfect her waves. Because of the tri-zone technology in this wand, we don't have to worry about the heat affecting her newly colored hair.
    4. “Then, I took my ghd gold professional 1" styler and flat ironed her roots to the top of her ear to nix fly-aways and to create a bit of contrast.
    5. “To complete the look, I added Matrix Style Link Airy Builder Dry Texturizing Foam for separation and texture, followed by Matrix Style Link Volume Fixer Hairspray for hold.”
  • Josh Dun’s “Beautifully Obnoxious” Hair Color

    Twenty One Pilots’ drummer, Josh Dun, joined bandmate Tyler Joseph on the Grammys stage minus pants but plus some seriously statement-making hair. The musician rocked his “#beautifullyobnoxious” yellow hair courtesy of his friend and Grammy award-winning artist, Hayley Williams’ color line, goodDYEyoung.

    Brian J. O’Connor, creative director of goodDYEyoung, posted to Instagram, “Just had a surreal moment seeing @joshuadun of @twentyonepilots accepting their @recordingacademy #grammy rocking @gooddyeyoung #stealmysunshine.. ANYONE from ANYWHERE can do ANYTHING!! It's so true, as I saw him there rocking a haircolor [sic] I helped make... craziness! Congrats!”

    Get the Look:

    1. “To achieve this color, first lighten hair with GDY Lightening Kit (process for 30 minutes),” said O’Connor.
    2. “Next, shampoo and let dry before accessing the hair to ensure it’s light enough to achieve the end result (repeat step 1 if needed, watching very closely a full 30 minutes may not be necessary).
    3. “Then, begin to apply GDY Steal My Sunshine starting at the root and working your way down (applying in sections makes it easier to achieve all over shade symmetry).
    4. “Allow this to process for 30-45 minutes for ultimate results. GDY is super conditioning so the longer you leave it on, the more beneficial.
    5. “Once processing is complete, rinse with cool water until it is completely clear.
    6. “Last, towel and dry and style.”


  • Faith Hill’s Youthful Glow

    Country star Faith Hill looked stunning on the Grammys red carpet, pairing her scarlet gown with matching shoes and lips. The classic looks is perfect for your client’s next night out.

    “Heavy makeup and contour is popular, but I prefer a more modern look where the beauty of the skin is the focus,” said Hill’s makeup artist, Francesca Tolot. “Glowing skin is youthful, sexy and modern. Beautiful skin is the most important foundation for any beauty look. Prepping the skin correctly is a necessity before makeup application. For Faith’s look tonight, we wanted the look to be classic, fresh and elegant with soft eyes and a focus on red lips.”

    Get the Look:

    1. “On clean skin, in order to moisturize her skin and create the perfect canvas for foundation, I applied Babor’s Reversive Anti-Aging cream,” said Tolot.
    2. “I applied a generous amount of the Babor’s Doctor Babor Derma Cellular Ultimate Perfecting Eye Cream around her eyes, letting it all absorb very well before applying foundation.
    3. “Once the foundation was applied and set, I then sprayed the Babor’s Cleansing CP Thermal Spray from a fair distance. I let it dried like a fine mist all over the face for a natural, dewey look.”

Opening image credit: Getty Images/Jon Kopaloff

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