Ruby Rose shut down the red carpet at the 2015 MTV EMAs with her double French braid hairstyle and bold brows-nude lip combo. Get the expert how-to on creating the style on short hair like Ruby’s.
Forget everything you know about braids. Ruby Rose, 29, just completely disproved the idea that only long-haired girls can rock the boho style. The Orange Is The New Black actress is known for her shorter, choppy style, and at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Milan on October 25 she became the ultimate beauty inspo.
Castillo was the hair expert behind Ruby’s double braided style, and he told Allure.com that while it’s a bit of a challenge, it’s very much possible with the right styling products and enough bobby pins. To start, Castillo worked Bumble and Bumble Semisumo Pomade through the sections of Ruby’s hair that he was braiding to add grip.
Castillo gave Ruby a deep side part and French braided each side, starting near her hairline and creating a tight braid, placing two bobby pins in an X shape to keep the braids in place. After each side had been braided, he used Joico Flip Turn Volumizing Finishing Spray for more hold and added more pomade as needed to give the style a sleek finish.
Ruby Rose’s MTV EMAs Hair — How To Get The Look On Short Styles
The rest of Ruby’s look was equally amazing, with bold brows to rival Cara Delevingne and a gorgeous nude lip. Makeup artist Toby Fleischman used Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in Stark Naked for the perfect nude color.
Short-haired HollywoodLifers, will you be trying Ruby’s braided look out?
— Marissa DeSantis