The best hair looks seen on the BAFTAs 2022 red carpet

Three key hair trends from the red carpet to inspire your Spring style

With award season in full swing, there’s never been a better time to search out some hair inspo for the season ahead. With red carpet events comes so many fabulous styles, as our favourite A-listers enrol their glam squad to create on-trend looks worthy of applause.

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This weekend was no exception, with the return of the BAFTAs to Royal Albert Hall in London. Hosted by Rebel Wilson, the evening saw a selection of gorgeous styles, from Alex Scott’s luxe Hollywood waves to striking split fringes seen on Daisy Edgar Jones and Emilia Jones. Want to get the red carpet rundown? We spoke to some hair pros to find out more their favourite looks of the night.

The Roaring Twenties return

A long. luscious ponytail is a styling staple for events, but Mikey Kardashian added a touch of old Hollywood to Rebel Wilson’s locks. “We’re all familiar with the classic Hollywood ponytail, the sleek back pony that falls effortlessly, but Rebel did a modern take on this classic look,” says Martina Kralikova, hairstylist at The Bohemian’s Salon in London. “Sleeking her hair back and leaving her fringe out, she could have started a new trend for 2022. With many of us getting bangs cut in, she’s proven that a Hollywood ponytail is still achievable!”

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Likewise, Lady Gaga channelled Old Hollywood style with her polished waves. Marina Hodgins, salon owner of Fringe Benefits, Gloucester says: “Lady Gaga looked stunning at this year’s BAFTAS, making a stunning statement with a combination of classic waves, dramatic lashes and flawless makeup. Her whole look oozed glamour.” Coventry-based stylist Gráinne McClelland agrees, adding: “Lady Gaga stole the show for me with her polished waves. I loved the detail in the finger wave that skimmed her cheekbone, framing her face perfectly.”

Similarly, Alex Scott’s look was an ode to classic, Hollywood glamour. Celebrity hairstylist Jay Birmingham created a contemporary, bouncy Hollywood look. “To create the shape throughout Alex’s hair I used my Babyliss tong,” explains Jay. “I wanted the waves to be modern and bouncy. A take on the classic Hollywood wave.” To ensure Alex’s strands were extra shiny on the red carpet, Jay’s go-to product was Colour Wow Dream Coat. “This smoothed the hair down and created a gorgeous finish that reflects light beautifully when on the red carpet.”

Keeping it slick

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This year’s carpet also saw variations of the classic ‘wet-look’ style. Actress Ella Hunt had her side parting styled with old fashioned big curls, giving it a twist with the more modern wet effect. Similarly, Star Wars star Daisy Ridley opted for a slicked-back style, with her now short hair and side parting laid flat. Charles Worthington stylist Nick Willis suggests “using a beach spray with tongs to create a natural looking wave then slick back the hair using a gel, applying from your roots to mid-lengths.” To finish, Nick recommends separating the hair in a side part and applying L’Oréal Professionnel Paris Tecni.ART Fix Design to keep the hair in place.

Split the difference

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While fringes have been a seriously hot topic in the past year, as we head towards Spring it seems the full fringe may be switched out for something a little softer. Normal People star Daisy Edgar Jones and CODA BAFTA nominee Emilia Jones both styled their dark wavy hair with an effortless split fringe for the awards. “I like this new look! We’ve had lots of clients asking for fringes, especially the more messy ‘split fringe’ look,” says Charles Worthington stylist, Peter Russell. “It has more dimension – people are wanting more body and texture to their hair which I am loving.” When between salon appointments, Peter suggests using a sea salt spray or texturising spray to achieve this finish.

 

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