It’s hard to resist a smooth,
swept-up topknot when the dress you’re wearing has a complex or flourished neckline. Case in point: the textured topknot celebrity hairstylist Mark Townsend created for Lena Headley of Game of Thrones at this weekend’s
Screen Actors Guild Awards. Here’s how he achieved what he called a "modern take on a ’70s style high bun" in five simple steps.
1. He prepped Headley’s clean hair with Dove Pure Care Dry Oil and blew it out using a round brush. 2. Next, Townsend sprayed 
Dove Invigorating Dry Shampoo all over to build texture (it’s all about second-day hair, yo). 3.  Then, he gathered all of the hair into a ponytail, securing at the crown of the head and braided the ponytail. 
4. Townsend then twisted the braid around the base of the ponytail and secured with bobby pins. 5. Finally, he sprayed Sally Hershberger Texture Blast all over Headley’s head, scrunched the bun, fussing with it ever so slightly (notice those few stray strands that are effortlessly floating around her head?). This is the most magical move in the history of hairdressing—that last little flick that transforms and settles the look in a matter of seconds. #promove I’m so trying this look as soon as my hair is long enough to braid, twist and scrunch. So, 2020?
Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage.