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In the UK, the British Film and Television Awards better known as the BAFTA’s are a kind of cross between the Logies and the Oscars. The red carpet is rolled out and Hollywood’s finest rub shoulders with British talent and some of our own home grown superstars.

Craig Smith, Owner & Director of local Wilston hair salon, Fruition, and Shu Uemura Ambassador, was asked by none other than Cosmopolitan, the Daily Mail and GQ Magazine to comment on some of the red carpet looks – here are a few of his favourites.


Aussie girl Isla opted for old fashioned glamour at this year’s awards, showing us how the pro’s do real Hollywood sophistication. Her auburn locks were gleaming with health and had been tonged into an elegant style with a nod to the 1940’s. The front section of the hair was rolled away from the forehead and pinned in place above the temple, while the rest of the hair has been curled with a large barrel tong, but rather than brushed out, the tonged sections were simply left intact for a vintage feel.

The key to Isla’s glossy mane is the shine and condition of the hair – we recommend using Shu Uemura’s Essence Absolue, a luxurious elixir which protects and hydrates, whether you are using it as a styling tool, pre-shampoo treatment, or leave-in conditioner and then seal the deal with Shu Uemura’s Touch of Gloss for a smooth high-shine finish.

Her husband, Brit comedy actor and writer Sacha Baron Cohen scrubs up pretty well. He is a dorky, academic kind of dude. Tux + movie star wife + on point hair = max sophistication. Sacha clearly has great genes and at well over 40, is rocking a full head of almost black hair – short at the sides with a little texture on top, if you want your hair to stay in that just-tousled-enough style – then add Shu Uemura Fiber Lift for a root lifting rad edge to your look.


Queen of the Red Carpet, our Cate never puts a foot wrong when it comes to her hair and make up and tonight was no exception. ‘More is more’ was the vibe when it came to her Alexander McQueen outfit and sparkling gems, so the key to her hair was simplicity. A simple bun at the nape of the neck was created by twisting hair into a low pony tail and pinning it in place, ensuring the slightly shorter hair at the side of the head was kept free from the bun, and swept to one side for a touch of casual elegance. Recreate Cate’s gentle sophistication using Shu Uemura’s Volume Maker powder to support the shape and to give a structured hold to your style.


No awards ceremonies in 2016 are going to be complete without a mention of Leo. He’s really put in the hard yards but it looks like this is his time in the spotlight.

He’s sticking to his time honoured favourite look of slick backed hair, given a slightly cuter edge by his widow’s peak hairline which just stops it heading into 1980’s banker territory.  To achieve slicked back perfection try Shu Uemura Detail Master for super shine and ultimate control which keeps hair looking ‘placed’ not ‘plastered.’