Elizabeth Banks by Hairstylist Matthew Monzon
About: “Elizabeth wore an amazing Versace gold chain dress with a custom pair of Brian Atwood Shoes (her date). With the drama of the outfit, we didn’t want her hair to be too insane, so we tried to downplay it a little bit, but keep the punk effect. We came up with a cool, sleek ponytail that had a sculptural effect when fused to the head with barrettes in the back.“ — Monzon
How To Get The Look:
- Spray a generous amount of Davines Melu Shied ($31.50/davines.com) onto damp hair. Follow by putting a healthy amount of Davines For Wizards No 3 Universal Mattering Mousse ($26/barneys.com) throughout the hair along with a few pumps of Davines OI/OIL ($39.50/davines.com) on the ends.
- Blow dry with a big paddle brush to try to maintain the sleek straightness, avoiding any “bend.” Add extensions, when desired.
- Create a masculine, sleek square look in the front. Once the squareness is established, pull hair into a ponytail at the crown of the head. Do this by first focusing on pulling hair from the nape, then the sides, and lastly the top. Secure with a bungee band and take a 1/4 inch of hair and wrap it around to hide the band.