For anyone who is obsessed with both entertainment and beauty, the beginning of a new year is an exciting time. That's because it marks the beginning of awards season. It all starts this with the Golden Globes (a fan favorite because it honors stars from both film and TV — and allows alcohol). Next up are the SAG Awards, and then in February things get even more serious with the Oscars and Grammys. All of that is to say if you're someone who closely follows the hair and makeup of each celebrity in attendance, you're going to want to get your Instagram feed in shape right about now.
Here, we've rounded up the 19 makeup artists and hairstylists you absolutely need to follow on Instagram in order to be sufficiently ready to soak in every glorious behind-the-scenes red carpet detail.
Jen Atkin, @jenatkinhair
Atkin may be the one stylist who's (almost) as famous as her clients. She's become BFFs with the entire Kardashian-Jenner crew, sure, but add to that list Jenna Dewan-Tatum, both Hadid sisters and Chrissy Teigen. And we have a hunch she'll be tending to Teigen's hair before the model walks the carpet with John Legend (who killed it in La La Land) and at the Grammys.
Patrick Ta, @patrickta
Ta works his makeup magic on pretty much every celebrity who matters. He's known for extremely glamorous looks (think: bold lips and cat eyes) that are made for red carpets. Look out for his work on Olivia Munn, Blake Lively, Jenna Dewan-Tatum and multiple Victoria's Secret models.
Adir Abergel, @hairbyadir
Abergel is the king of complicatedly beautiful hair. He made the ponytail cool again with a slew of braid/ponytail hybrids on Rooney Mara last year. Expect him to set trends again this year on Marion Cotillard, Natalie Portman, Kirsten Dunst and Kristen Stewart.
Mario Dedivanovic, @makeupbymario
Yes, he's Kim Kardashian's BFF/go-to makeup artist. But leave it to Dedivanovic to also create stunningly beautiful looks for Naomie Harris, the star of Moonlight who has been having a series of electric moments on the red carpet. He's been working with the actress for the past several months, and it's been refreshing to see the level of restraint involved in the more subtle, less contour-heavy looks he's been crafting for her.
Hrush Achemyan, @styledbyhrush
Where there's an award show, there's bound to be at least one Kardashian/Jenner. If you love keeping up with their makeup, you should definitely be following Achemyan (and the aforementioned Dedivanovic) in the next few months.
Bryce Scarlett, @brycescarlett
Natalie Portman is garnering major buzz for her portrayal of Jackie Kennedy this year. And with Scarlett as her go-to hairstylist, she's been looking polished and perfect on the red carpet, too. From big soft curls to slightly mussed chiffons, Scarlett has managed to create looks that are both classic and modern, and we can't wait to see what's up next.
Pati Dubroff, @patidubroff
While we're on the subject of Natalie Portman, there's a good chance that Dubroff will be behind her makeup throughout this important awards season for the star. If you're smart, you'll follow her now — and also keep an eye out for her statement-making looks on Priyanka Chopra and Ruth Negga, among many other celebrities.
Harry Josh, @harryjoshhair
What would the Emmys be without the cast of Orange Is The New Black dominating the red carpet? You can thank Harry Josh for many of the show's star Taylor Schilling's looks. Amy Adams also loves him, so we wouldn't be surprised if he glams up the Arrival actress for an awards show or two.
Sir John, @sirjohnofficial
Sure, Sir John is Beyoncé's main makeup artist (no unimpressive feat on its own). But he's also been known to create epic red carpet looks for other superstars, like Lady Gaga and Naomi Campbell. Plus, he's a L'Oréal brand ambassador, so most of the makeup he uses is blessedly inexpensive. We're sure he's got a few beautiful tricks up his sleeve for this awards season.
Lacy Redway, @lacyredway
Redway is the master of working with every hair texture and type, a talent that means she's become a favorite for a crazy-impressive list of celebrities. Lupita Nyong'o, Solange, Ruth Negga, Uzo Aduba, Amandla Stenberg, Alicia Keys, Jourdan Dunn, Priyanka Chopra, Yara Shahidi and Jasmine Sanders are just a few of her devoted clients, so you can bet she's about to have a busy next few months.
Hung Vanngo, @hungvanngo
He's Selena Gomez's makeup artist, and also works on big-name celebs like Katy Perry and Amy Adams, among many, many others. If any of these women are hoping to look sultry at one of the awards shows, they will probably hit up Vanngo.
Jillian Dempsey, @jilliandempsey
Dempsey is Jennifer Lawrence's main face painter and a longtime red carpet makeup veteran. In addition to close-up shots of the classically beautiful looks she's created, Dempsey often also shares detailed photos of the exact products she uses, so following her is both inspirational and helpful.
Mara Roszak, @mararoszak
Emma Stone's appearance in La La Land has made her a favorite this awards season, and the hair and makeup looks she's worn as she's made press rounds have been similarly impressive. Roszak has served as Stone's hairstylist for years and most recently gave her a sleek bob for the Critics Choice Awards. (She was also behind Brie Larson's gorgeous styles last year — you know, when she won that Oscar?)
Fiona Stiles, @fionastiles
Lily Collins is having a major moment right now (she's nominated for Best Actress at the Golden Globes for Rules Don’t Apply). She's also rarely one to shy away from bold or daring makeup, which means Stiles, her go-to makeup artist of late, will be able to get creative and put together what's sure to be a memorable look.
Rachel Goodwin, @rachel_goodwin
Another actress who doesn't shy away from going bold? Emma Stone. Just take a look at the insanely beautiful blue eyeliner Goodwin (the actress's longtime makeup artist) used for one of the La La Land premieres. Stone's upcoming awards show appearances are sure to make excellent canvases for Goodwin's next series of masterpieces.
Charlotte Tilbury, @ctilburymakeup
Remember how ethereal Alicia Vikander looked throughout all of the awards shows last year? That was in part due to Tilbury's talent (fine, and some really great genetics). Tilbury often uses her own line of cult-favorite products to create smoldering looks on a variety of A-listers; it's safe to say her work will pop up somewhere and wow us all.
Angela Levin, @angelalevinmakeup
Levin is a top-notch artist who works with celebrities like Nicole Kidman, Michelle Williams and Gwyneth Paltrow. She's known for creating classically elegant looks that enhance her clients' beauty without completely stealing the show.
Kim Kimble, @kimblehaircare
We predict that the Grammys will most likely be chock-full of Kimble's handiwork. From Beyoncé to Nicki Minaj to Mary J. Blige, Kimble has worked her hair magic on just about all of the music legends you can think of.
Ashunta Sheriff, @ashuntasheriff
Taraji P. Henson doesn't really need much help to look as fierce as her Empire character Cookie on the red carpet — but Sheriff, her longtime makeup artist, certainly doesn't hurt the cause. Whether playing around with glimmery eye shadow or a bold fuchsia lipstick, Sheriff's work never falls flat.