While some were were admiring Lily Collins‘ stunning Zuhair Murad gown at the Golden Globes Awards, other (we!) were fascinated by her braided top-knot. Celebrity stylist, Gregory Russell’s, unique textured updo made a “modern princess” statement. Here is how he accomplished it:
Russell first applied a golf ball sized amount of John Frieda Luxurious Volume Perfectly Full Mousse to the roots of Collins’s wet hair to ensure lasting volume, and then another golf ball sized amount to the lengths of the hair for extra body. After brushing the product through, he blew the hair dry with a multi-bristle brush and set the center “mohawk” section with velcro rollers, securing each with a duckbill clip. Once cooled, he curled the remaining hair with a 1.25″ barrel styling wand, but first sprayed each section with John Frieda Luxurious Volume Forever Full Hairspray.
Next he curled the mohawk section away from the face and secured each curl with another duckbill clip. To add lift and texture, he then sprayed Collin’s roots with the new John Frieda Luxurious Volume Volume Refresh Dry Shampoo, before removing all remaining clips. Brushing the hair out again, Russell sectioned one inch of the perimeter of the hair all the way around the head and added a pearl sized drop of John Frieda Frizz Ease Secret Weapon Touch-up Creme to the remaining hair. After securing it with a bungee hair tie at the crown of the head, he began pinning up Collins’ curls to create a voluminous messy bun, while pinning back pieces of hair from the perimeter (leaving some wispy face framing pieces out). With the remaining hair, he braided sections into a fishtail, pulling it slightly apart for texture and shape, and fastened it around the bun with hair pins. Finally, Russell again sprayed Luxurious Volume Forever Full Hairspray to lock in the style.