On Monday night’s episode of Dancing with the Stars, it wasn’t just the contestants who stirred up excitement; behind the judge’s table, Julianne Hough was also the center of attention. She rocked a complicated fishtail braid hairstyle and shimmering golden cat eye makeup while wearing a stunning black halter gown with an amazing floor length pleated gold skirt. Just before the show commenced, she posted pictures of her incredible hair makeover, crediting her talented hair stylist for the gorgeous up-do.
The Dancing with the Stars judge and former contestant was the runaway star of Monday night’s show, and she didn’t hesitate to show off her stunning makeup and outfit on Instagram.
Standing on the press carpet, she flaunted the dress by hiking up the sparkling and extremely detailed skirt, resembling a gorgeous gold and black swan. It suffices to say that not many ordinary people can pull off a look like that, but Julianne Hough is not an ordinary person. The braid hairstyle, combined with her flawless makeup was the ultimate image of Hollywood glamour and poise.
Having been in the spotlight for several years now, the actress is no stranger to changing up her makeup routine, and she certainly does know a great deal about cosmetics. That night’s theme happened to be “Era Night” and it did not disappoint at all. Calvin Johnson and Lindsay Arnold’s 1950’s themed hand jive was nothing short of perfect while the 1940’s jitterbug danced by James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess was also a favorite.
Even though all the important action was happening on the stage, people could simply not keep their eyes off Hough. Her almost effortless application of the right cosmetics, coupled with the perfect hair transformation, just made her pop that night.
Hough’s Halloween Debacle
While she doesn’t always make smart choices when it comes to her choice of outfit (think back to her ill-conceived Orange is the New Black Halloween costume from 2015), she definitely hit her mark this time and she must be applauded for that.
After all, it’s important to pay credit where credit is due, and this time there is no doubt that the 28 year old singer, dancer, and actress hit the nail on the head. From head to toe, she was the embodiment of everything a young, beautiful, and successful Hollywood star should be. If you’re going to show up to a star-studded event, then at least do it in style and make ‘em jealous in the process, which is exactly what Julianne Hough did!
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