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Last updated: January 06, 2010

Eva Mendes’ Updo for Sherlock Holmes Premiere

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Eva Mendes’ Updo for Sherlock Holmes Premiere

Sebastian Professional Stylist Design Team Member Thomas Dunkin styled actress Eva Mendes for her appearance at the premiere of Sherlock Holmes in New York City. He gave her a sparkly yet casual updo complete with a flirty black beaded headband. Here’s his complete how-to.

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    Step 1: Start by working a small amount of Sebastian Professional Potion 9 Lite through damp hair. Take a 4-inch section of hair at the crown and saturate it with Thickefy Foam before blow-drying. Then put in approximately six medium-sized velcro rollers.

    Step 2: Place under a dryer for several mintues to dry and allow to set.

    Step 3: Next, make a soft part on the left side of the head and pull the hair back around to the right. Holding the hair around tightly to the right, bobby pin upwards toward the crown, securing the hair very tightly. From here, pull the hair back, twist it under and secure over the bobby pins placed previously.

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    Step 4: The crown section needs to be backcombed and manipulated over the twist at the back. Use a medium-sized curling iron to create a soft wave at the front that falls over one eye, giving a soft sensual feel to the hair. Place a hair band just in front of the height and leave random pieces of hair to gently fall out, adding a natural feel to a look that can easily appear too structured otherwise.

    Step 5: To finish, lightly layer some Sebastian Professional Microweb Fiber to give a textured effect, which is rare in an updo. To hold the look for the evening, apply Shaper Fierce Hairspray to make sure the hair stays immaculate.