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Julie Bowen of Modern Family (Winner of Best Comedy TV Series) debuted a “Modern Retro” look inspired by Grace Kelley’s classic style, complementing her peach gown with diamond capped shoulders.  The hairstyle was created by celebrity stylist, Jill Crosby, for the 2012 Golden Globe Awards.

The Look: “Modern Retro”

Hair Stylist: Jill Crosby (Cloutier Agency)

Jill Crosby’s  Award Show Style How-to:

To get Julie’s look, Jill finger-dried her hair using the T3 Featherweight Luxe Dryer to create volume. Jill then applied a setting spray and began to create different sized “S shaped” waves  using the T3 SinglePass Whirl (wand style iron). At the hairline, Jill used the smaller end of the T3 SinglePass Whirl’s barrel and then the larger end as she worked her way down. Each time, Jill secured the curl in place with a straight clip.

Jill set Julie’s entire head with roughly 30 curls and then Julie had her make-up applied while the look set. After the clips were removed, Jill brushed from the front of the head to the back creating “S shaped” loose curls. Jill finished the look by combing it out with a wide tooth comb and then gently applying a small amount of hairspray using her hands.

“I set the angle of the curl on a diagonal so when I brushed it out it made an “S shaped” soft, dropped curl.  I did not want tight curls but rather beautiful, loose ones creating a ‘Grace Kellyesque’ look”



We asked Jill how to easily get the look at home:

  • Simply use the T3 SinglePass Whirl to create “S” waves
  • Don’t worry about pinning the curls or creating different sized curls; you will still get a similar look


T3 Featherweight Luxe Dryer, T3 SinglePass Whirl Styling Wand

  • Sarah

    LOVE the classic hairstyle on Julie!