Diane Kruger looked stunning in a metallic Prabal Gurung gown at the premiere of her latest film In the Fade, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 12th. Her hair was intended to compliment the “strength and beauty” of the dress, said hairstylist Bridget Brager, who created the look. See Brager’s step-by-step guide for how to create this textured updo below.

1. Blow it out
“Beginning with wet hair, I used the T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i dryer to rough dry the hair to enhance texture and volume. At the end of the blow dry, I used the cool shot while holding the roots up to ‘freeze’ the volume.”


2. Place your part
“Once completely dry, I created a deep, angled side part with a rat tail comb.”


3. Make ‘bends’
“Next, I separated the top section of the hair and clipped it while creating a low, sleek ponytail, using the T3 SinglePass Luxe flat iron to create bends for a messy texture in the short ends of the ponytail.” Take down the top section, and place bends in the hair. Tip: “I [made the bends] by clamping the flat iron on each section about an inch away from the head. I then began to create a half bend up, and then, opening my iron before making a complete turn, bent the hair in the opposite direction. I continued this technique down to the ends.”


4. Finger comb
“When completed, I used my fingers to relax the bends in the hair so it was not so wavy.”


5. Backcomb and style
Once I was at the very top of the head, I used a rat tail comb and backcombed for added height at the crown. Then, I made sure to make the same wave with the flat iron around the face for perfect face framing hair!”


6. Seal the deal
“Finally, I mixed together a light oil and texture paste and scrunched the hair for added texture and shine. Once the hair was in place, I finished with a strong hairspray.”