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Last updated: December 06, 2018

Emily Mortimer’s Modern Updo

Emily Mortimer at the "Mary Poppins Returns" premiere with hair styled by Giannandrea.
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You can NEVER have enough updo ideas. Celebrity hairstylist Giannandrea (@giannandreahair) whipped British actress Emily Mortimer’s mane into this modern French girl inspired ‘do for the “Mary Poppins Returns” premiere in Hollywood. Scroll down for the steps to this effortlessly glam look that’ll be perfect for your less is more clients.

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Start by cleansing hair using Design.ME’s Puff.Me Volumizing Shampoo


Next, run Design.ME’s PowerDry.ME along the the length only, making sure to avoid the crown. Comb the product through and section the hair into four parts starting at the top of the crown. Blow-dry hair using a mid-sized round brush.


Once the hair is dry, apply Design.ME’s Hold.ME Three Ways Hairspray on the light setting to each section. Place hair in mid-sized velcro rollers and let set for 20 minutes. 


Note: The sides and bangs can be left out of the rollers. Simply blow-dry them out and softly round the hair for flipped ends.


Remove the rollers and brush through the hair with a paddle brush. The crown should be left really soft.


Apply Design.ME’s Puff.ME Light Volumizing Cloud Mist at the top of the hair. Lightly backcomb tresses, then start pulling strands at the crown and in the back upwards to keep the volume there. Make sure to leave the sides and bangs free to frame the face.


Use an elastic band to hold the top of the hair together. One the last pull through, loop the hair into bun. Do not create a ponytail. Tightly wrap a small black velvet bow around the loop-shaped bun and secure with pins if needed.


Emily Mortimer at the "Mary Poppins Returns" premiere with hair styled by Giannandrea.
Instagram via @jennypackham

Finish the look with another coat of Design.ME’s Hold.ME Three Ways Hairspray on medium for extra hold and a fabulous finish.

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