How to Copy Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s Perfectly Crimped Waves from the CFDAs 2017 Red Carpet
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have pretty much become experts at staying out of the spotlight when they want to — which makes every time they step back into public view that much sweeter, whether they’re talking about work-life balance or finally posting their first selfie (in 2016!). On Monday night in NYC, The Row fashion designers made one of their few red carpet appearances for the 2017 CFDAs. Naturally they wore very Olsen-worthy ensembles (monochrome, oversized, chic AF) and hairstyles that were on point.
Dove celebrity stylist Mark Townsend was the magician behind the twins’ hair for the event, and said he “wanted the hair to be as simple and natural as possible.” He lets us in on the deets below.
Townsend applied Dove Curls Defining Mousse ($4) to her damp hair, then lightly diffused her locks with his Harry Josh Pro Hair Dryer ($250). He said, “We really wanted her natural texture to come through, so diffusing was a much better option than blowing her hair dry with a round brush.” Once dry, Townsend used the R Session Pro Tools double barrel iron, alternating between “wrapping her locks in a figure-8 pattern and using it as a simple curling wand.” Once he was done, he spritzed her ends with Sally Hershberger 24K Beach Glam Mineral Wave Spray ($28) for beachy texture, and finished with Dove Extra Hold Hairspray ($4) on a toothbrush to tame flyaway hairs.
Townsend skipped the dryer and worked with her air-dried locks. Since Ashley’s hair “has some curl in the back,” he started by spraying large sections with Dove Flexible Hold Hairspray ($5), then wrapped each section through the double barrel iron to stretch the curl into a wave. Next came Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray ($22) throughout for added texture. To finish it all off, Ashley’s hair was tucked behind her ears and sprayed again with the Dove Flexible Hold Hairspray to help it stay put.
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