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Last updated: January 08, 2019

Danai Gurira’s Natural Updo

Danai Gurira at the Golden Globes 2019 with hair by Larry Sims.
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Instagram via @larryjarahsims

Danai Gurira definitely had one of THE best natural hair looks of the night at the 2019 Golden Globes, but that’s not surprising knowing that celebrity stylist Larry Sims (@larryjarahsims) was behind it. Larry broke down step-by-step how he created this elegant, textured updo for the red carpet. Get the deets below!


Artist: Larry Sims
Manufacturer: Biolage, @biolage; Biolage R.A.W.

Products Used



First, dampen the hair using a hot towel. Then apply a quarter-sized amount of Biolage 3 Butter Control System Day Cream to moisturize the hair.


Next, apply Biolage Styling Thermal Active Spray and blow-dry the hair to its maximum length.


Slick up the sides using Biolage Styling Texture SAP and secure with bobby pins.

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Once the sides are smooth, spray Biolage R.A.W. Texturizing Styling Spray on the loose, left out hair to enhance the texture’s natural wave and curl pattern. // Instagram via @leightonjewels



Brush hair at the front of the head back, making sure to leave height at the crown. Next, twist and pin hair in the back section by section for a crowned finish. 


Pro Tip: Place the pins in opposite directions to create the crown-like effect.


Finish the look by applying three drops of Biolage SmoothProof Hair Serum to the crown area and Biolage Styling Freeze Fix Anti-Humidity Resistant Spray to hold everything in place.

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Finished Look // Instagram via @paoladiboutique

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