Rachel McAdams' Updo at the Sherlock Holmes Premiere: All the Details!

Celebrity Beauty Dec. 7, 2011 AT 5:09PM
Rachel McAdams' Updo at the Sherlock Holmes Premiere: All the Details! Credit: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic; Jason Merritt/Getty

In Westwood, Calif. Tuesday night, Rachel McAdams stepped out for the Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows premiere in a dazzling silver gown with a long, trailing train by Marchesa.

To complement the star's dramatic dress and its deep, low-cut back, the actress, 32, and her hair pro chose to create an ornate updo to show off the details of her evening wear.

PHOTOS: Gorgeous holiday haistyles

"For the Sherlock Holmes premiere I wanted Rachel's hair to be very soft and romantic -- almost Grecian -- to go with her Marchesa dress," celebrity hairstylist Mark Townsend tells Us Weekly. Below, he shares the six steps to follow if you want to recreate the star's hairdo.

PHOTOS Biggest celebrity hair makeovers of 2011

1. Apply a large dollop of Dove Curl & Sculpt Defining Mousse ($6, walmart.com) to her damp hair and blow-dry with hands, scrunching the hair as it dries.

2. Take 2-inch sections of hair and spray each with Dove Flexible Hold Hairspray ($4.59, drugstore.com) before wrapping it around a small 1/2-inch curling iron. This spray gives the hair the perfect amount of hold that you can brush through and keep styling with.

PHOTOS: How to look even better in photos

3. When all the hair had been curled, spray Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray ($39, neimanmarcus.com) all over the hair to break up the curls and give the hair a slightly roughed-up texture.

4. Take 1 to 4-inch sections of hair and create small buns or chignons with each section, pulling the sides and top sections of hair to the back of the head, and secure each section with bobby pins.

5. Use fingers to loosen the sides of the hair and to create a little lift on top, leaving a few flyaway hairs loose for a soft, romantic feeling.

6. Finish with an extra-hold hairspray all over to keep the style in place all night.

How we use your email
X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Us Weekly and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

comments powered by Disqus

ADVERTISEMENT