it's showtime

a behind-the-scenes looks at what it takes to be red carpet-ready (featuring elisabeth moss, laura carmichael, and more)!

photo by tina turnbow
As soon as stars hit the red carpet during the award show season, it's as if they woke up looking that way: dress perfect, makeup perfect, hair perfect, smile perfect.

But, as with all things, it's not like they rolled out of bed looking that way (no, not even when Kristen Stewart does that, even though she might want you to think that). It took a village...or at least, an entire team working furiously.

So while we've shown you the end results of all that hard work for the Golden Globes, we also asked our favorite makeup artists and hair stylists to give us a peek into life pre-Globes. From impromptu spa treatments to quick trims while resting on a hotel room chair, it's not exactly glamorous, but it's certainly a far cry from your average girl's life. Check out the gallery for behind-the-scenes snaps featuring Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss, Downton Abbey's Laura Carmichael, American Horror Story's Lily Rabe, and Scandal's Katie Lowes.