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SAG Awards: Glenn Close's deconstructed glamour

January 29, 2012 |  6:27 pm

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


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Photo: Actress Glenn Close arrives at the 18th Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Exposition Hall. Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images