Glenn Close channeled old Hollywood in a custom made, black tiered taffeta and tulle Zac Posen gown. To modernize the look, while still giving a nod to the past, her hair stylist Brant Mayfield designed a deconstructed yet glamorous hair style that looked natural and fuss free.
"It's Marilyn Monroe hair, but 2 days later and pulled apart," he says of the inspiration.
He took the shape of dress into consideration, deliberately giving the hair a lot of volume in order to balance out the fullness at the bottom of the gown.
He started by spritzing the hair with Bumble and Bumble Thickening spray -- a product that Mayfield uses on many of his celeb clients for volume and hold. Then, with a round brush, he blew Close's chin length hair out with a bit of an outward curl toward the end.
To achieve some extra oomph, Mayfield used an Enzo Milano curling iron right at the root of the hair to create a bend and lift so the volume would last throughout the night.
He pulled her waves a part, so there was a piecey finish.
"It's slightly old school, but glamorous and deconstructed." says Mayfield.
-- Melissa Magsaysay
Photo: Actress Glenn Close arrives at the 18th Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Exposition Hall. Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images