MET BALL 2014: Elizabeth Olsen Textured Half-Up How-To

By Lauren Quick | 05/06/2014 12:23:00 PM


click image to zoom2014 George PimentelElizabeth Olsen attends the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage) Celebrity Hairstylist Mark Townsend created unique looks for all three Olsen sisters at the 2014 Met Ball. He shares how he created an undone, textured updo for Elizabeth Olsen.


Inspiration: Fresh, sophisticated and edgy

STEP 1: Starting with hair that already has texture in it, use a double-barrel iron to create an uneven bend throughout.
STEP 2: Spray some volumizing or root-lifting spray at the roots to give added volume. Blow-dry with fingers.
STEP 3: Create three large sections from the top, sides and bottom. Pull the bottom piece into a ponytail at the nape of the neck, then take the two sides and pull them straight back. Secure the sides with two bobby pins and let the ends hang over the ponytail.
STEP 4: Pull the top section back and pin it to the same hair from the sides at the back of the head.

Fun fact: For an added touch of glamour, Mark sewed a Cartier pin into the hair using only bobby pins as a base.







Lauren Quick, Assistant Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair

Lauren has been Assistant Editor since January 2014. Lauren attended the University of Missouri School of Journalism and is an avid Tigers fan. Her emphasis area was magazine journalism, specifically editing, and she obtained minors in sociology and Spanish. Lauren was a department and web editor for Vox magazine and a reporter for the Columbia Missourian newspaper before she worked at Modern Salon.

She grew up in Springfield, Mo., and now lives in the Chicago area with her wheaten terrier, Lucy. You can e-mail Lauren at or connect on Google+.


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