The Olsen Twins’ Braids & Buns by Mark Townsend // Met Gala 2015

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen Met Gala 2015

Dove Celebrity Hair Stylist Mark Townsend styled the gorgeous Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen for tonight’s Met Gala… or, more officially named: ‘China: Through The Looking Glass’ Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art ~ May 4, 2015 in New York City.

Below is the breakdown of their simple yet sophisticated bohemian hair styles directly from Mark himself via his personal Instagram photos getting them ready so you can recreate them for yourself.

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen get ready for the Met Gala 2015

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen get ready for the Met Gala 2015

Ashley Olsen by Mark Townsend – Get The Look

“Ashley told me several days ago that she wanted to wear her hair half up and was also thinking about gold hair accessories – that got me extremely inspired!

* To create the look, I started by applying a few drops of Dove Youthful Vitality Silk Crème to her damp hair and let it dry naturally while she had her makeup done.

* When her hair was dry, I gathered the top section of her hair and pinned it into a topknot.

* Then, I took the hair from each side and pulled it up and wrapped the hair around the base of the topknot, purposely letting the gold bobby pins and hair pins show because they are such a great effect to a simple style – I got them at Sephora.

* Next, I used R Session Tools double barrel iron to create loose waves in the hair that was left half down.

* I finished by liberally spraying Dove Style+Care Invigorating Dry Shampoo throughout the hair for texture and hold.

Dove Hair Products Gold Hair pins

Mary Kate Olsen by Mark Townsend – Get The Look

“I was so inspired by Mary Kate’s vintage Dior gown that we first decided to keep her hair back and then decided on braids.”

* To start, I applied a few drops of Dove Youthful Vitality Silk Crème to her damp hair and blow dried with a round brush.

* Next, I coated my hands with Sally Hershberger 24K Texturizing Paste and split her hair into two sections

* Lastly, I loosely braided each side and secured with an elastic.

A few of Mark’s past styles on Ashley & Mary Kate…

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen ~ hair by Mark Townsend

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen ~ hair by Mark Townsend

Images via @MarkTownsend1 for @Dove

* Browse through all the Met Gala 2015 Fashion: Live from the Red Carpet via Vogue.com

 

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

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