The 2012 Critic’s Choice Awards were held at The Hollywood Palladium on January 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The stars were out that night shining brightly among the red carpet. Emma Stone graced the red carpet in a green gown and sultry eye makeup after winning two awards at the People’s Choice Awards the previous night. She decided to wear her hair up at this awards ceremony, but she wasn’t the only one.
Charlize Theron showed up in an elegant, ruffled black dress accompanied with a matching black clutch. Like Emma, Charlize Therons hairstyle was worn in an updo that allowed the unique neckline of her dress to show. Charlize chose to go with a more sleek style rather than a messy, unkempt look.
To achieve this youthful hairstyle follow these steps:
While your hair is still damp work a smoothing cream into your hair. Blowdry your hair with a flat brush and concentrating nozzle. When hair is blown out and smooth, part your hair to the side with a rat tooth comb and smooth the portion of your hair that goes across your forehead with a pomade. Warm the product between your fingers prior to applying it so that the hair will be more pliable and easy to work with. Be careful not to apply too much product, as strands will stick together and look piecey if you do. French braid the other side of your hair to the side of the nape of your neck.
Next, grab all of your hair and braid it to the side in a regular braid and secure with a small elastic. Take the braid and roll it into a bun on the side of your head and pin it into place.
To create a seamless look, take extra care in placing the bobby pins so that they do not peak out through stray . Finish up, by spraying your hair all over with a light hairspray. Make sure that any fly-aways or stray pieces are tucked into place.
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