Red Carpet Hair at the Golden Globes Was Interesting for a Change

From superb to superbly ballsy.
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From superb to superbly ballsy.
Arguably the best hair of the night, via Sienna Miller. Photo: Jeff Vespa/Getty Images

Arguably the best hair of the night, via Sienna Miller. Photo: Jeff Vespa/Getty Images

Yes, there was some classically beautiful hair on the Golden Globes red carpet (see: Viola Davis and Jessica Chastain for two perfect specimens.) But unlike last year's Golden Globes red carpet, which featured several strong beauty trends, this year it was all about individuality.

Here, the most noteworthy, non-boring hair at the 2015 Golden Globes, courtesy of Emma Stone, Keira Knightley, Lorde, Jared Leto (duh) and more. 

Emma Stone

Photos: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images & mararoszak Instagram

Photos: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images & mararoszak Instagram

Emma Stone never missteps on the red carpet, and last night was no exception. Longtime stylist Mara Roszak gave her perfectly tousled hair, then added this long hair barrette, by French brand Hair Designaccess. Roszak used L’Oréal Paris EverStyle Texture Series Tousle Crème on wet hair, rough dried it, added wave spray, and then smoothed out the front with a round brush. To get the waves, she used the oval-shaped ghd Classic Wave Wand, which prevents a too-bouncy curl. 

 Keira Knightley's Sparkly Feather

Photos: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Photos: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Keira Knightley's bug-covered Chanel gown was not a hit (full disclosure: I really liked it), but no one can say one bad thing about her hair. I dare them to! Anyway, to get the volume and texture, hair stylist Ben Skervin used Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Boost & Lift Foaming Air Mousse and blow dried with a round brush. He then took two-inch sections, sprayed them with hair spray and wrapped the sections around a 1-inch barrel curling iron. Then he spayed dry shampoo, formed a ponytail, then twisted that into a loose bun. He then added that diamond Chanel feather, which you probably can't get at Target, sorry. 

There Were Braids...

"Wait, Joanne, I thought *I* had the cutest braid tonight!" Photos: Jason Merritt & Kevin Winter/Getty Images

"Wait, Joanne, I thought *I* had the cutest braid tonight!" Photos: Jason Merritt & Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Two lovely English roses, Emily Blunt and Joanne Froggatt (aka Anna from "Downton Abbey"), both wore different, yet equally delightful, crown braids. Hair stylist Laini Reeves prepped Blunt's hair with Malin + Goetz Sage Styling Cream, power dried the hair, and did an "inside out" braid, which she crossed at the nape of the neck. Froggatt's appears to be a more traditional milkmaid braid, accessorized with some messy face-framing pieces and perfect brows. It's nice to see her out of Anna's dowdy maid's knots. 

And Then There Was a Man Braid

Beard in the front, braid in the back. Photos: Steve Granitz/Getty Images & Carly Cardellino Twitter

Beard in the front, braid in the back. Photos: Steve Granitz/Getty Images & Carly Cardellino Twitter

I wonder how many times Leto's go-to hair guy, Chase Kusero, did this braid before settling on this version.  Not since Rihanna's 2011 Met Gala red braid has a plait caused such a commotion. 

Lorde

Photos: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Photos: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Hair stylist Gavin Harwin straightened the crap out of Lorde's mop of hair (presumably, because Harwin wasn't very forthcoming about his technique on his Instagram) and cinched it with some black fabric, for the best ponytail of the night. (Sorry, Katie Holmes.) And while I realize Lorde has a LOOK, this softer, red-lipped makeup really suits her. 

Kate Mara's Short Half Updo

Photos: mararoszak Instagram & Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Photos: mararoszak Instagram & Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Kate Mara is another Mara Roszak client, but this hair got a few more "WTFs" on social media than Emma Stone's did. But I think it's a really clever way to showcase a red carpet style on short hair. Roszak used a smoothing shampoo, then sprayed L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Blow Dry It Quick Dry Primer Spray prior to drying hair straight. She then straightened it with a flat iron, made a tiny ponytail, and wrapped a piece of hair over it. 

The Golden Globes Hair Winner

Sienna Miller looks so smug here because she knows she won Golden Globes hair. Photos: Steve Granitz & Jeff Vespa/Getty Images

Sienna Miller looks so smug here because she knows she won Golden Globes hair. Photos: Steve Granitz & Jeff Vespa/Getty Images

"Most Hyperbolic Hair Moment" goes to Sienna Miller, who's come blazing back to red carpets with this perfect cool-girl messy bob that's sure to inspire a thousand tutorials, at least if the reaction on Twitter is anything to go by. (At least I hope it will, because I want to try it.) Hair stylist Jenny Cho  made a deep side part on Miller's towel dried hair, misted on Suave Professionals Luxe Style Infusion Volumizing Weightless Blow Dry Spray, then blow dried with a paddle brush.  She made waves with a curling iron, then broke up the curl by spritzing on some dry shampoo, then oil spray to the ends. 

Mixed Media Men 

Photos: Frazer Harrison & Steve Granitz/Getty Images

Photos: Frazer Harrison & Steve Granitz/Getty Images

Usually I'm all for mixing textures, but this slick hair and dry beard look creeps me out a little bit. (At least Kit Harington's beard is groomed, though.) Also: WHERE ARE JON SNOW'S BEAUTIFUL LOCKS? "Game of Thrones" geek-sites are speculating about why he could have possibly cut his hair, which he is supposedly contractually obligated by HBO to keep long and free-flowing. Ugh, I can't lose both Prince Oberyn and Jon Snow. 

Bold Updos

Photos: Jason Merritt & Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Photos: Jason Merritt & Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

I love a lady who is bold enough to pull off a breakfast-pastry updo, and two of them did it last night. Ava DuVernay, the director of "Selma," went for a bear claw, while Kate Beckinsale channeled a croissant. Both high. Both chic. Both delicious. 

Signature and Searching

Photos: Jason Merritt & Frazer Harrison/Getty Images 

Photos: Jason Merritt & Frazer Harrison/Getty Images 

Here's an example of experimentation gone right and a signature look gone wrong. In the off-season from filming "Girls," Mamet has been playing around with her hair color, going from platinum to grey to what I am going to call a "flat white" color (in honor of Starbucks' new drink), all to great affect. The ashy, grey-blonde really suits her, and her color shape-shifting has been fun to watch. On the other hand, Lana Del Rey has a look that she usually sticks with, but this time the '60s chanteuse thing is possibly a bit too pumped up, garnering her comparisons to Elvira and Priscilla Presley on social media. Let's see something new, Lana. 

Allison Williams

Photos: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Photos: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

It's always a safe bet to channel old Hollywood via va-va-voom waves, but Allison Willams' waves looked a bit too sculpted here or something. Her hair moved all in one piece. Makeup, however, is absolutely stunning.