If there’s one thing we’re certain of, it’s that Bryce Dallas Howard has gorgeous hair. The color, the texture, the length … we’re in love. And at the Cannes Film Festival last week, hairstylist Marcus Francis created two totally different but equally beautiful hairstyles for her as she promoted the movie Restless. Check out the two styles and Marcus’s tips for recreating the looks!
A gorgeous braided updo
“Bryce can look very youthful and yet classic at
different times,” Marcus said. “Because her blouse had such pretty lace detail, we
opted for a modern and flirty twist to her look.” Marcus started with Bryce’s hair being unwashed for one day, as he said there’s more texture and the style stays secure longer. He sprayed Phyto Volume Actif Spray throughout dry hair and scrunched with his hand as he used a blowdryer. He then teased 4 1/2″ sections and smoothed them with a Mason Pearson brush for height at the crown before creating loose French braids from the temples and finishing them in pigtails. After tying them with elastics, he took each one and wrapped them back and forth before securing with large hair pins. The finishing touch was a few face-framing strands that Marcus curled with a 1/2″ curling iron. “Perfect for that do-it-yourself look!” he said of the finished updo.
Loose, flowing waves
“With the intricate detail of Bryce’s dress, and
how she still wanted a youthful feel to the hair, I took an organic
approach to the style,” Marcus said of the wavy tresses Bryce wore to another premiere of Restless at the festival. “I wanted to really show off Bryce’s thick and gorgeous red hair by her wearing it down, like she was right out of a Shakespeare story!”
As with the braided updo above, Marcus began by spraying Phyto Volume Actif Spray on the roots, rough drying her hair with his hands. He then applied Phyto Pro Intense Volume Mousse to sections and blew them dry with a round brush before spritzing Fekkai Tousled Wave Spray throughout the hair six times “for added texture to last,” he said. Marcus then used a 1″ curling iron and wrapped strands from roots to ends in a figure eight shape, using both the rod and the clamp, which created irregular-shaped “S waves” instead of curls. He finished by spraying L’Oreal Elnett Hairspray lightly throughout the hair and then shaking out large sections.