Why Rooney Mara’s Half Updo Is the Perfect Summer Style


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Summer is right around the corner and it’s time to switch up our hairstyles so that blowouts aren’t frizzing out or falling flat by mid-day. We don’t know about you, but when the temperature rises, we’re in total favor of a style that is away from our face. Rooney Mara’s day-to-night transitional style seen on the red carpet at Cannes International Film Festival is serving as our source of inspiration for the most brilliant hairstyle we’ll be recreating all summer long.

Hairstylist Adir Abergel is the man behind the sleek-yet-casual half updo the actress wore over the weekend for the premiere of Carol. The style boasts a center part that goes from forehead to the crown of the head — stopping short of a traditional center part — and then twists into a messy knot. The mini center part keeps the updo casual but the sides are sleek, serving as the elegant touch of glamour. To get the high shine and hold of Mara’s half updo, we recommend using Tigi Bed Head Masterpiece Shine Hairspray from root to end on that top section. For an evening event the same day, Mara’s soft waves are pinned up and off her shoulders, adding an extended knot and full-on updo.

Whether you’re headed to a wedding or looking for a low-maintenance style to take you from day to night, we’re going to go ahead and call this your best bet.


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