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Last updated: June 13, 2018

Anne Hathaway’s Minimal French Twist

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Anne Hathaway’s good friend, celeb stylist and Virtue® Creative Director Adir Abergel (@hairbyadir) created this minimal-yet-adorned French twist for the 2018 Met Gala. Keep reading to see how he did, plus get a look at how he DIY-ed the quills in Anne’s hair!


Adir and Anne collaborated on the look to complement the night’s theme, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” “I was first inspired by Anne’s beautiful red Valentino dress,” Adir says. “The silhouette inspired me to pull from religious figures, futurism and angelic references. I wanted to create something that felt minimal yet modern.”


Check the slideshow below for all angles of this gorgeous look!

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We loved this inside peek into the life of a celeb hairdresser creating the perfect accessory—watch the video below to see how Adir created the custom quills! “Everyone is asking how I created those golden sticks in @annehathaway hair,” he wrote on Instagram. “Here is my secret. Have an amazing assistant @rena.calhoun go and buy some gold spray paint get some quills you found and spray paint them, wait…have them dry and spray paint again. Love my job. Love figuring out new ways to do hair and use accessories.


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Manufacturer: Virtue, @virtuelabs

Products Used



Start with Virtue® Full Shampoo and Full Conditioner, which gently dissolve daily impurities while replenishing vital nutrients to leave hair healthy, soft and supple.


Use the WetBrush Original Detangler to gently brush through the hair and remove tangles.


Prep the hair with Virtue® Uplifted Volumizing Whip from roots to ends.


Rough-dry the hair completely with the Bio Ionic 10X Dryer and create barrel curls with a ¾-inch curling iron.


Once cooled, brush the curls and apply Virtue® Lifting Powder all over the roots to create texture for a tease-free updo.


Pull the hair back into a voluminous French twist and secure with hairpins and Virtue® Finale Shaping Spray to lock the look in place.


Adir finished by placing his custom-made golden quills into the updo for a halo effect.

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Finished look.

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