image002Celebrity hairstylist Adir Abergel styled Saoirse Ronan’s tresses for the red carpet premiere ofBrooklyn in New York City last night using Leonor Greyl products. To complement her romantic, black lace and leather Valentino dress which she accessorized with suede, ankle tie Alexander Birman “Laritta” sandals, Adir was inspired by the unexpected duality of the gown, and opted for a textured updo to match.

Inspiration: “Soft and hard were the two elements of her dress: the softness of the lace and the harder textures of the leather. I mimicked an ethereal feel with some edge by adding a golden metal flower headband to the back of the head with the soft textured hair.”

How-to: To ensure hair has a dry texture, began by applying Leonor Greyl Mousse Au Lotus Volumatrice to the roots and through the mid shaft. To create maximum volume, diffuse the hair until it is 100% dry.

“Once the hair was completely dry, I took a ¾ inch iron and curled the hair into a soft wave by tugging on the curl while it was still hot to relax it,” he explains. “To make it look natural, I left the ends out.”

For the look of separation use Leonor Greyl Eclat Naturel Styling Cream. Apply a dime-sized amount to hands, rub together as if applying hand cream, then run it through the hair.

Next, spray Leonor Greyl Laque Souple Styling Spray to lock in the wave and for a romantic, more undone appearance.

“After hand raking it back, keeping lots of volume at the roots and the crown, I twisted the hair into a half French twist. I pinned the half-twist into place, and then I took the flower headband and put the headband under the French twist, just above the nape. Whatever hair was left underneath, I twisted and then pinned into place with a few bobby pins, so it became a ponytail at the bottom. Then I took a few of those hairs to cover half of the headband so it wasn’t completely exposed.”

For the finishing touch, spritz Leonor Greyl Laque Souple Styling Spray to keep everything in place.

“It gave the look a bit more grit,” he says. “All the texture was a perfect juxtaposition against the duality of the softness and the hardness.”