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How to Get Emma Watson’s MTV Movie Awards Updo


Emma Watson at the 2017 MTV Movie Awards, Getty.

If the relentless city heat has you daydreaming about jumping into the nearest body of water to cool off, take a beauty cue from Emma Watson at last night’s MTV Movie Awards. The Beauty and the Beast actor scooped up the first gender-neutral acting award with an inspiring speech, sporting a sleek, raked-back updo crafted by celebrity hairstylist Adir Abergel that could beautifully take you from the beach to red carpet in a split second.

Inspired by “classic 1990s Peter Lindbergh slicked styles” (think: Christy Turlington circa the early 90s), the hairstylist pulled back Watson’s dry lengths and saturated them with Virtue Create The Uplifted Volumizing Whip, before creating a deep side part with a wide-tooth comb. He then secured her hair into a neat ponytail below the voluminous crown with a silver elastic wire, letting the excess wire hang loose. Abergel folded the tail in half, and wrapped the leftover wire around it. A misting of hairspray created a high-shine wet look and locked the style in place. Paired with a sharp cat-eye and rose-colored lips, the look translated flawlessly on the red carpet.

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