Spotted at the screening of “Inside Llewyn Davis” at the London Film Festival, Carey Mulligan’s easy and effortless updo is the perfect off-the-face look for letting natural beauty shine. And though it’s a glamorous red carpet style (the Dior dress helps!), it’s a shape that anyone can make, and would suit work days, special occasions, and bad hair maydays. What makes it special is the ruffled texture that’s been added before sweeping all the hair back, which adds volume and visual interest. To learn how to add tousle to your own easy updos, click style notes.
Step 2: Blowdry hair in hands. As you apply hot air, toss hair from side to side, scrunch, twist, and tousle –– all to encourage natural texture and movement.
Step 3: Once dry, pulse layers of refinish dry shampoo into roots in short bursts. After each burst, scrunch and tousle hair some more.
Step 4: Sweep hair to the back and gather into a low, elegant bun. Mist finished look with primp for hold, shine, and humidity defense.