Before the afterparty is the award show and before the award show is the pre-show. But before the pre-show is where the majority of the fun actually goes down. Sure, the red carpet is great — we spot trends, catch the clapbacks, and witness tide-changing interviews. However, one of our favorite pastimes includes hunting down the behind-the-scenes moments you don’t see on the carpet. In fact, if you really think about it, the real magic happens before the show even starts. And, as you might guess, this year’s SAG Awards is no different.
Behind some of the raddest beauty looks of the year are countless makeup artists, hairstylists, nail artists, and estheticians — and you don’t necessarily need their personal phone number to get the scoop on how they made Hollywood’s biggest stars camera-ready. In fact, all the secrets are at the palm of your hand, literally. Scroll through your Instagram feed and you’ll find pre -pre-show coverage of how stars like Yara Shahidi, Reese Witherspoon, and Nicole Kidman turn out their best looks.
Click ahead to check out our favorite Instagram posts from tonight.
Everyone might be talking about Sink’s textured ponytail, but we’re talking about her pretty-in-pink makeup.
classic S-wave and broke down exactly how she made it work: “We knew we wanted to do something that felt romantic to compliment her flowy dress,” she says. “Uzo has natural 4C curly hair, but we wanted to stretch out her tightly-coiled curls for a looser wave.”
Leave it to hairstylist Adir Abergel to add a bit of bling to his client’s updo — and Ronan’s was one of our favorite of the night. However, you’d never guess what that stylish accessory actually is. Abergel wrote in his caption, “I used a thread I found in a vintage shopping excursion while I was traveling to Paris on a job. Finally in good use.”
Kidman may have been running a little behind, but if anyone is going to be fashionably late, it should be a SAG award winner, right?
Dry sheet masks are the answer to not messing up a perfectly good blow-out — just ask Laura Dern.
You can’t master the makeup if you don’t nail the skin prep. Moss leaves her facial needs to celebrity esthetician Joanna Vargas.
With hair inspired by Diana Ross (the real-life mother of Shahidi’s on-screen mom, Tracee Ellis Ross), her ‘do was easily the focal point of this look.
Yes, sometimes that $400 blowdryer is worth it.
Moore’s disco-inspired waves are all thanks to hairstylist Ashley Streicher and a lot of velcro rollers.
Photo: Via @StreicherHair/Instagram.
If you haven’t noticed, makeup artist Mélanie Inglessis loves a bright pink lip on Chau.
There’s nothing like patting on your lipstick as the perfect final touch. Here, makeup artist Quinn Murphy created Brie’s plush pout with Elizabeth Arden lipstick in a classic red.
Hairstylist John D. proves that a shaggy style always works — even for red carpets.
Nothing can beat a smoldering smoky eye…
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