After working with the world's biggest photographers, stylists, art directors and celebrities on countless photo shoots, Malige says he still finds the red carpet "a bit nerve-wracking." "You have to imagine that there are [millions of] people watching, so it means a lot. I wouldn't say you get used to it."
He will be tending to Portman's tresses again this year and, like Lopez, has to create the look on the spot after seeing the dress the actress chooses to wear. "You have to be ready, mentally," he says. "You have to be prepared to think on your toes, and I like that, because sometimes it's not good to think about it way before. I like to be spontaneous and not overthink it."