“It kind of takes the pressure off. You know you’re thinking less about how you look and just more how you feel and so, just leaves room to concentrate on bigger and better things.”
That’s actress Evan Rachel Wood at the Los Angeles premiere of her film “The Ides of March” earlier this week talking about her short ‘do, which she debuted in June after years of long hair. I wish I had the guts (and the face) to pull off this kind of style, but Evan nails it. Celebrity hairstylist Marcus Francis worked with Evan for the premiere and shares how you can get the look.
“Evan’s short hairstyle has the perfect balance of masculine and feminine,” Marcus says. “The clean silhouette of her white suit inspired me to keep the look strong yet sexy. It was the glam rock eye that added to my vision of a new take on a classic: combed out finger wave with a David Bowie twist. An effortless approach to androgynous sexy elegance.”
GET THE LOOK:
“Prep damp hair with Phyto Phytovolume Actif Spray, blow drying with your hands to manipulate volume at the roots. In the back, direct the hair down; on the sides, use your fingers to direct the hair back - keeping a piecey texture. When the hair is half dry, lightly spritz Fekkai Tousled Wave Spray to thicken the look and feel of the hair. With the end of a tail comb, make a deep side part starting at the arch of your eyebrow. Starting at the part, wrap small sections of hair using a 3/4” curling iron. Moving toward the other eyebrow, your next row of sections will alternate the direction of the curl. This emulates an imperfect version of a finger wave. Continue this alternating curl pattern until you’ve finished the top side section. At the crown of the head, wrap the hair as you did in the beginning, alternating about three rows down. Use Jonathan Dirt Texturizing Paste to keep texture tight on the sides. Switching to Pantene Pro-V Restore Beautiful Lengths Smoothing Balm for the top, rake through using your fingers to break up the curls. Stretch out the curls to look like the day after it was styled. Spray with L’Oreal Elnett Hairspray for hold.”