Jessica Chastain

Jamie McCarthy/WireImage

We are downright angry with Jessica Chastain. How dare she wear a stunning Oscar de la Renta dress paired with complementing retro makeup and destroy the look with gym hair?? Seriously… Her hair looks like she just got out of Soul Cycle and didn't have a brush in her gym bag to smooth out the bumps. 

We possibly (probably not) could have let this hair fly if she was wearing an edgy modern outfit, but thou shall not pollute classic De La Renta with messy, bumpy hair. We're talking major sacrilege here.

The only thing to save the redheaded beauty from a spot on our dreaded black list is her flawless makeup.  We're fools for a good winged eye, especially when paired with luminous skin and a sheer berry lipstick.

Jessica Chastain

Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Beauty Bailout:  This look craved a classic high chignon with volume at the roots.  To create a high chignon, before you even get out your hairpins, give your hair a quick smoothing blowout, concentrating on the hairline.

Next, add some volume by teasing the roots at the crown of your head and spraying with a texturizing dry shampoo like Pureology Fresh Approach Dry Shampoo. Flip your head and use a paddle brush to brush all hair into a smooth high ponytail and secure with an elastic.

Use the brush to back-brush (essentially tease with the brush) the ponytail and spray with hairspray to create volume and texture. Loosely twist ponytail into a circle bun and secure with hairpins.  Finish by spraying entire head with hairspray. Tip: If you have fine hair like Jessica and tend to frizz along the hairline, spray a disposable mascara wand with hairspray and comb over flyaways along the hairline.

We're really hoping this look was a one-time red carpet blunder for Ms. Chastain.  With award season upon us, she just can't afford another hair disaster (remember her hair "don't" at last year's Golden Globes?? The harsh middle part made her look like she was balding!)  One more slip-up and we may be forced to have an intervention and find out why her hairstylist hates her so much.

If you're a beauty addict, Janna will be your enabler. Just an occasional user? She'll be your bad influence. Visit her blog at and indulge!

  • Share
  • Tweet

We and our partners use cookies on this site to improve our service, perform analytics, personalize advertising, measure advertising performance, and remember website preferences. By using the site, you consent to these cookies. For more information on cookies including how to manage your consent visit our Cookie Policy.