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Pretty Ponytail — Get The Classic Look Seen On Dakota Johnson

Tue, November 10, 2015 9:05am EDT by Dory Larrabee Add first Comment
Dakota Johnson LACMA Art Film

Dakota Johnson looked polished and pretty at LACMA’s 2015 Art+Film Gala on Nov. 7 in Los Angeles. Her hair look was stunning and classic — copy it here with expert tips!

One of our favorite hairstylists, Dove celebrity stylist Mark Townsend, created this look for Dakota Johnson and is breaking it down in 4 easy steps below!

Mark tells

“I was so in love with the mustard Gucci dress with the Cabernet flower, black ribbon, and pearl accents, that I was almost overwhelmed with inspiration! The ponytail with fringe was Dakota’s idea, and I immediately agreed that it was the perfect hairstyle to compliment such a feminine dress and the amazing lip [makeup artist] Pati Dubroff was going to do. We decided to place the ponytail a little high for a young and modern feel.”

Get the exact look:

“I started by applying a dollop of Dove Style+Care Nourishing Curls Whipped Cream Mousse to her damp hair and blow dried with a round brush to get the hair smooth and shiny with lots of movement.

Then, I gathered her hair into a ponytail and secured with two tight elastics (I always use 2 elastics to keep the ponytail nice and tight throughout the night!)

Next I used Harry Josh Pro Tools curling iron to add waves to the hair inside the ponytail. What makes a ponytail red carpet ready is the details, so I sprayed Dove Style+Care Strength & Shine Extra Hold Hairspray on a reusable mascara wand to clean up any loose hairs at the nape of the neck and around the ears, before wrapping a 1 inch piece of velvet around the base of the ponytail.

To finish, I sprayed Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black Dry Shampoo on the ponytail for texture and shine, and on her fringe to keep them full and in place (this works better than hairspray because it keeps the hair soft.)”

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Do you love Dakota’s sweet ponytail?

— Dory Larrabee-Zayas