Get the Look: Carly Bethel Creates 3 Hairstyles for the Country Music Awards

Check out the three looks Carly Bethel created for celebs at the CMAs.

Chelsea Freeman, hair by Carly Bethel
Chelsea Freeman, hair by Carly Bethel
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Carly Bethel, a celebrity hairstylist, styled Chelsea Freeman, Abby Smyers and Cassie Kelley for the 2021 Country Music Awards (CMAs). 

Check out how Bethel accomplished all three looks!

Chelsea Freeman with a bouncy, high ponytail:

    1. Prep the hair with Oribe thickening spray and blow-dry smooth using the Dyson blowdryer and ghd round brush.
    2. Add JZ Styles hair extension clip-ins for fullness and extra length, then pull hair back into desired ponytail placement and secure with a bungee band.
    3. Create curls using the ghd 1.25” curling iron. Spray amika Intense Hold hair spray, and let the curls cool. 
    4. Brush the ponytail curls out and spray with Moroccanoil texture spray.
    5. Finish by smoothing all flyaways with OUAI pomade.

    Abby Smyers with side-swept flat iron waves:

    Abby Smyers, hair by Carly BethelAbby Smyers, hair by Carly BethelCourtesy of Getty Images

    1. Create a deep side part and use Kérastase gel to comb the front hairline into place. 
    2. Using the Moroccanoil styling iron, create a uniform wave.
    3. Secure the waves with amika Strong Hold hair spray.
    4. Spray Oribe Shine Spray for extra shine.

    Cassie Kelley with a voluminous mid-ponytail:

    Cassie Kelley, hair by Carly BethelCassie Kelley, hair by Carly BethelCourtesy of Getty Images

      1. Smooth hair using the Dyson blowdryer and Ibiza round brush.
      2. Add JZ Styles clip-in hair extensions and pull hair into desired ponytail placement using a bungee band.
        1. Create curls using a ghd 1” curling iron.
          1. Spray Colo Wow flexible hairspray for hold.
            1. Wrap a small piece of hair around the ponytail band and secure with small bobby pins, then spray with strong-hold hairspray.
            2. Finish the look with Moroccanoil texture spray added to the pony.
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