Emily Blunt wowed at the 2019 Golden Globes this past Sunday with an ethereal, yet strong, hair updo featuring braided beauty and undone texture. Pair that with a stunning Alexander McQueen gown and it’s no wonder everyone from People to Buzzfeed and Allure raved about the Mary Poppins Returns’ star’s entire look.
Celebrity hairstylist Laini Reeves used FHI Heat’s professional hair styling tools to create a gorgeous hairdo on Blunt that can be taken beyond the red carpet. From a feminine wedding look to a night out in a structured pantsuit, this updo is versatile and oh-so pretty. Here's how you can get the look at home.
Reeves drew inspiration for the the look from Joan of Arc. Wanting to emulate a strong and feminine warrior with the look, Blunt’s hair brings out even more of the beauty of the detailed McQueen gown.
“Emily’s dress was intricately designed and textured, so we aimed to replicate a textured look in her hair as well” says Reeves.
We sat down with Laini Reeves to see exactly how she brought this hair magic to the red carpet.
This updo is definitely not the fishtail braid you grew up doing on yourself. This matured version is practically perfect in every way. Reeves noted that “the Dutch braid, also known as a fishtail, was the final look we landed on because it showed femininity but with an un-done texture.”
According to Salon.com, “Reeves started her career in London working in top salons, before relocating to the U.S. after being named Worldwide Creative Director of Toni & Guy Hairdressing in the early 2000’s and currently works on hairstyles for editorial and red carpet events.”
You can find her by Emily’s side and sharing more BTS tips on her instagram: @Laini_reeves.