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The Best Hairstyles, Cuts and Colours at the BAFTA TV Awards 2021

by laurahusband / last updated June 9, 2021

BAFTA TV Awards 2021

There is no doubt about it – television has given clients most of their inspiration for hairstyles, cuts and colours over the past 18 months so what were the standout looks at the BAFTA TV Awards 2021?

The stunning actress and writer Gbemisola Ikumelo hosted the BAFTA TV Awards 2021 (credit: BAFTA/Scott Garfitt) while wearing a dogs tooth style stress and a stylish updo featuring a full and voluminous fringe.

Click here for the official winners of the BAFTA TV Awards 2021

Click here to see the standout hair looks from the BAFTA Film Awards 2021, which took place earlier this year. 

Here is your selection of the best hairstyles, cuts and colours from the BAFTA TV Awards 2021

Jodie Cromer’s signature style

“Remaining true to her signature style, Jodie Comer looked effortlessly glamorous at the BAFTA TV Awards 2021. Her hair was styled into loose waves that look a tousled and undone but with a polished feel. This style is the epitome of cool girl/model off duty. The key to nailing this look is the separation of the waves which shows the definition and gives it that ‘undone’ feel. To create this you need to style the hair in smaller sections with your straightening iron or curling tong. Then go in with your fingers to manipulate the waves and separate them whilst giving texture. The perfect relaxed yet chic style.”
Simon Hill, owner of Sesh Hairdressing 

Helena Bonham Carter shows off her individual style 

“Helena Bonham Carter marched to the beat of her own drum at this years BAFTA’s. At ROAR we are all about embracing who you are and showing off your own style, so Helena’s look was so refreshing. Her hair was gathered up and tied with a scrunchie and she paired with sunglasses. Her hair was almost dishevelled but in the best possible way. Her ponytail had lots of texture and flyaways and loose strands fell around her face to give it that unpolished finish. Helena had a hair accessory and an organza scrunchie in which could have clashed but instead worked in perfect harmony. I loved her look!”
Brian ‘Leo’ McCallum, Owner of Roar Hair and Beauty 

Cush Jumbo’s über cool buzz cut

“I loved Cush Jumbo’s hair look at this year’s BAFTA’s. Cush sported her recent signature style, the buzz cut, and looked the epitome of cool. Short haircuts and pixie crops are a huge trend for 2021 and I love how Cush has embraced this look, allowing the cut to really show off her beautiful bone structure and facial features. The beauty of this look is that it requires little to no styling and is super low maintenance, aside from requiring regular trips to the salon to keep the length uniform and looking its tidiest. I love that woman are now embracing this cut. Buzz cuts are such an empowering style and for a lot of women this haircut feels incredibly liberating. This style also looks fabulous worn with colour for those who want even more of a statement look and edgy vibe.”
Suzie McGill, owner of Rainbow Room International’s Uddingston Salon 

Paul Mescal’s contemporary textured fringe

“My favourite men’s look at the BAFTA TV Awards 2021 had to come from Paul Mescal who wore his signature cropped hairstyle with shorter sides and longer length on top. I love that Paul pairs his haircut with a textured fringe, giving the style structure and a more youthful finish. This is such a contemporary haircut for men and looks best when worn effortless like Paul wears it. The best way to create this look is by blow-drying the hair on a low-medium speed using your fingers to break up the hair and to add movement and texture. To add further texture you can then add some texturising spray or a matte hair product to ensure the style looks as natural as possible and although little to no styling has been done.”
Jim Shaw, owner of TONI&GUY Billericay 

Nicola Couglan’s sleek blonde bob

“It was fantastic to see the BAFTA’s back in action last night and finally see some beautiful red carpet looks – with all eyes on the hair for me! Nicola Coughlan was one of my favourite looks of the evening, as she opted for a beautiful straight edged blonde bob, which allowed her beautiful burnt orange dress to stand out – it was the perfect partnership. Emma’s blonde locks were styled into a centre parting and blowdried into a poker straight bob. It was such a simple yet statement look, with the defined cut giving a feeling of strength.”
David Murray, JOICO European Design team 

Discover how these hair artists created these hair looks for the BAFTA TV Awards 2021

How to recreate Hayley Squires’ textured braid bun by Davide Barbieri

“To get this look I curled Hayley’s hair with the BaByliss 9000 Cordless Curling Tong to give movement and texture, and then braided the hairline through the back into a bun. To finish off, I defined few wisps at the front for a softer feel.”
Davide Barbieri 

How to recreate Nicola Coughlan’s sleek blonde bob by Halley Brisker

Halley Brisker created an A-line wedge bob for Nicola Coughlan’s BAFTA TV hair look with a nod to the shape of her stunning Valentino gown. The sharp finish was created using the BaByliss 9000 Cordless Straightener.

How to recreate Billie Piper’s custom-sewn ponytail by Halley Brisker

Billie’s BAFTA TV look this year was a custom-sewn high pony finished with falling mermaid waves created by Halley Brisker using the BaByliss 9000 Cordless Straightener.

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