Jennifer Coolidge’s Golden Globes Hair Would Make Tanya McQuoid Proud

Monica Vitti, is that you?

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Tanya McQuoid may have quite literally fallen to her tragic, albeit very Tanya McQuoid-esque death in the White Lotus season two finale, but Jennifer Coolidge is making sure the character’s last wishes live on. As such, she channeled Monica Vitti (not to be confused with Peppa Pig) at the 2023 Golden Globes on Tuesday, January 10. While there was no Vespa involved in her arrival (le sigh), hairstylist Janine Thompson did create a very voluminous hairstyle inspired by “the sex appeal, mystery, and glamor of a 1950s Italian movie star.” 

Of course, we have the “how to,” which features a pretty long list of Better Not Younger hair products. First things first: Thompson prepped Coolidge’s hair with a little heat protectant and hair thickener to prevent frizz. Then, the very large rollers came out to play. "Once Jennifer's hair was dry, I brushed through all of her hair and started to form it into those classic curls we all associate with fun-loving, free-spirited Italian beauties,"  Thompson said in a press release shared with Marie Claire.  "A rogue curl here, a sexy piece there." To finish it all off, Thompson used a little License to Curl Revival Boost Spray and a spritz of the Wake Up Call High-Hold Thickening Hairspray. "You only need a bit to lock it all in, but keep that voluptuous, fluffy, sexy look," she explained. 

Hair may have brought the drama, but the Legally Blonde star’s makeup was just as noteworthy. She worked with makeup artist Lilly Keys, who used alllll Victoria Beckham Beauty products to whip up a soft, smoky eye, nude lip, and dewy base. As for nails? Vanessa Sanchez McCullough created a gorgeous black set with gold triangle details that played off the actress’ sequin Dolce & Gabbana dress. 

Now that the red carpet has wrapped, we’ll just be sitting here, dreaming of Coolidge’s acceptance speech for Supporting Actress in a Limited Series (check back in to see if she wins) and secretly hoping Mike White manages to resurrect Tanya for White Lotus season three.

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Samantha Holender
Beauty Editor

Samantha Holender is the Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, where she reports on the best new launches, dives into the science behind skincare, and shares the breakdown on the latest and greatest trends in the beauty space. She's studied up on every ingredient you'll find on INCI list and is constantly in search of the world's glowiest makeup products. Prior to joining the team, she worked as Us Weekly’s Beauty and Style Editor, where she stayed on the pulse of pop culture and broke down celebrity beauty routines, hair transformations, and red carpet looks. Her words have also appeared on Popsugar,,,, and Philadelphia Wedding. Samantha also serves as a board member for the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME). She first joined the organization in 2018, when she worked as an editorial intern at Food Network Magazine and Pioneer Woman Magazine. Samantha has a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. While at GWU, she was a founding member of the school’s HerCampus chapter and served as its President for four years. When she’s not deep in the beauty closet or swatching eyeshadows, you can find her obsessing over Real Housewives and all things Bravo. Keep up with her on Instagram @samholender.