Red Carpet Ready


Rachel McAdams looked so sophisticated at the Oscars. And her celebrity hairstylist, Mark Townsend, let us in on how he created her modern hair style to complement her sexy August Getty gown.

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“When I saw the August Getty gown Rachel McAdams was going to wear to the Oscars, I immediately knew that her hair should be up. We both agreed on a clean and sleek look to complement the gorgeous dress.

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  • I started by applying NEW Dove Regenerative Nourishment Serum-in-Oil to her damp hair to nourish strands and seal the cuticle.
  • I then blew her out straight with my Spornette mixed bristle round brush using my trusty ghd air™ hair dryer.
  • Once the hair was fully dry, I went in with my ghd platinum styler and straightened her tresses section by section. This amazing flat iron features ghd’s tri-zone™ technology which allows me to style hair at the optimal temperature of 365 degrees while also adding shine. 
  • Next, I sectioned her hair into a deep side part, and coated my hands with John Masters Organics Rosemary and Peppermint Detangler. I used the detangler to give her hair a shiny, almost wet look, and pulled it in the back to create a textured knot.
  • Using French hair pins to secure the knot, I created a sleek yet imperfect shape.
  • I finished the look by spraying Dove Style+Care Strength & Shine Extra Hold Hairspray all over to set the look and keep any flyaways down.
  • The end result is classic, modern, and above all, gorgeous.”

Will you try this look at home? Comment below!

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