As the leaves fall from the trees, our PSL cravings dry up and our 2015 Halloween pix become nothing more than TBT fodder, it’s time to start planning for the holidays. Let’s skip the lists and and think about the fun stuff — the holiday parties. Last night on the red carpet at the 49th Country Music Awards, Miranda Lambert gave us the go ahead to try out a whole new look at our next big event. The singer rocked the CMAs with pink dipped tresses, framing a fresh face that was practically glowing, y’all. And we have the backstage secrets to her majorly glam hair and makeup look.


Miranda’s beauty squad (that’s a thing, right?) hair pro Johnny Lavoy and makeup artist Moani Lee gave us the exclusive on the very DIYable tips, secrets and products you need to get the superstar’s look. Bonus: There is a fab drugstore find or two in the mix you could pick up on your next lunch break.

Miranda Lambert’s 2015 CMA Hair Secrets


Hairstylist Johnny Lavoy (check his Instagram for more of Miranda’s greatest hair moments) gave us the scoop on those pastel tresses that looked simultaneously fancy and fun. “For Miranda’s locks, I dip-dyed the ends a fun pastel pink! After this, I blowdried the hair until smooth using Oribe volume spray (Oribe Dry Texturing Spray rings in at $42 while Oribe’s Maximista Thickening Spray is $32) — this stuff really gives the hair a sleek look.” Seriously — flyaways are as common on the red carpet as sparkling clutches, but Lambert’s locks are like buttah.

“To finish the look, I used a Pro Beauty Tools flat iron and hairspray for hold.” We always have a L’Oreal Elnett hairspray laying around Brit + Co HQ and at $15 a can, you probably should too. We also spy the super affordable $5 L’Oreal Advanced Hairstyle Sleek It Strand Smoother Serum Spray on the table and Rusk Freezing Spray ($11).

Miranda Lambert’s CMA 2015 Makeup Tips


Makeup artist Moani Lee revealed that she kept Miranda’s new ‘do in mind when deciding on the night’s beauty palette. Moani tells us: “Miranda’s skin is flawless and I wanted to focus on her glow by keeping the makeup fresh, understated and chic. With the gorgeous pink hair ‘do Johnny Lavoy crafted and the stunning Versace dress styled by Tiffany Gifford, I wanted to make sure we focused on a fresh classic look that would highlight all her amazing features best.” That’s a solid takeaway tip to keep in mind next time you’re getting dolled up for a big night; nail down which part of your look (whether hair, beauty or bod) you want to take center stage and have each element complement the bigger, beautiful picture.

Here is a rundown (and a backstage pic!) of the products (all from British makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury’s namesake line) that Moani used:


Skin:Light Wonder Foundation ($45) + Airbrush Flawless Finish ($45)

Eyes:The Golden Goddess Luxury Eyeshadow Palette ($52) + Barbarella Brown Rock N Kohl Eye Pencil ($27)

Cheeks:Filmstar Bronze and Glow ($68) + Cheek to Chic in Love Is the Drug ($40)

Lips:K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in Penelope Pink ($32)

Has Miranda Lambert officially given you the confidence to bust out the dye… or at least the hair chalk?

(Photos via Michael Loccisano + Rick Dimaond/Getty)