Guess who’s all caught up in Golden Globes excitement? Today, I got up early to style British brunette Michelle Dockery. The Downtown Abbey star chose a sexy bouncy and curly style to frame and flatter her legendary cheekbones. She’s been teasing Hollywood reporters all weekend leading up to the Globes, hinting at her choice of dress. I was one of the lucky few who got a sneak peek, and after seeing her gorgeous embroidered cream-colored Oscar de la Renta gown, I chose to keep it modern with a looser, more playful, slightly disheveled take on the often-rigidly Edwardian styles she wears in her role as Lady Mary.
And while Lady Mary may have been coming slightly unraveled due to personal tragedies in this season’s spotline, I’m thrilled to have been behind the scenes helping Michelle herself look just as great as ever.
You can easily recreate this look at home. Just follow these steps:
1. Apply some volumizing spray to the root area of your towel-dried hair, then blow-dry using a round brush to create the perfect foundation and loose volume that this style needs.
2. Once your hair is completely dry, divide it into smaller sub sections (roughly 1 by 1 inch) and and curl each section individually, starting from the back. I would recommend using a 1 or 1 1/2-inch curling iron that lets you adjust the temperature to the needs of your hair and work on a low / medium heat setting.
3. Work your way in horizontal sections until all hair is curled.
4. Apply a small drop of a hair oil or shine serum into your hands and run your fingers gently through your hair to break up the curls, leaving a few loose strands around the face to create a slightly messy texture so it has a “lived in,” unforced feeling.
5. Once you are happy with your shape & texture, mist with a flexible hairspray to ensure that your style will last.