Dove celebrity hair stylist Mark Townsend is the man behind the manes for Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, nominees for Accessories Designer of the Year at this year’s Met Ball. Here, the beauty breakdown, per Mark. BTW, the thrill of my 2014 was when I saw Ashley in my gal Andilavs‘ elevator.
At this year’s Met Gala, Mary-Kate chose a gorgeous vintage Ferre dress that deserved a classic, yet modern look. Mary-Kate is actually getting a conditioning treatment while she walks the red carpet! In fact, for her slicked back look, Mark mixed unrefined coconut oil with 20 drops of Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Treatment in a bowl and applied it to Mary-Kate’s hair from root to tip. The coconut oil is so moisturizing while the Dove dry oil is loaded with African Macadamia Oil which penetrates into the hair helping to the nourish the hair from everyday damages such as heat styling. After applying the treatment, Mark took her nourished hair and pulled it into a low bun, securing with few bobby pins throughout the bun. Fun fact: Mary-Kate usually makes Mark only use 5 hairpins or fewer, but for the Met Gala she let him use 10!
Can there possibly be anything more inspiring than Ashley Olsen in vintage Chanel? I didn’t think so either so I wanted her hair to be pure Ashley for the Met Gala; sleek, shiny, and effortlessly chic!
1. Mark started as he always does, by adding a few drops of Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Treatment to her damp tresses and blow-drying with a round brush. This Dove Pure Care Dry Oil makes the hair so soft and silky without ever looking or feeling greasy.
2. Next, Mark gathered her hair into a low ponytail and secured with an elastic.
3. To ensure the a sleek ponytail look, Mark sprayed Oribe Soft Lacquer hairspray on a reusable mascara wand and ran it through the hair on the hairline and above the ears
4. To complete the look and add some extra shine, Mark sprayed Sally Hershberger Salon Smooth Fix on her hair and through the ponytail.
What do you think of the Olsen twins’ hairstyles tonight?
Fun Hair Fact: To add some contrast to her perfect blonde hair, I tied a velvet ribbon around the base of the ponytail (Ashley’s idea!).
Fresh Scent: Ashley wore a scent from her Elizabeth and James Fragrance White Nirvana and Black Nirvana from Sephora.