Rachel Bilson's Pretty Half-Up 'Do Can Be Yours

WIRED Cafe At Comic Con – Day 1

Aug. 1 2013, Published 5:44 a.m. ET

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WIRED Cafe At Comic-Con - Day 1

Hair stylist Davy Newkirk styled The To Do List's Rachel Bilson for her Comic-Con appearance last weekend in San Diego, Calif. and the brunette beauty looked amazing in a half-up do with loose texture. Davy tells OK! all about the inspiration behind the style and how to achieve it at home.

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"Rachel is one of my favorite girls," says Davy. "She always wants to look cool and stylish, yet effortless. For Comic-Con, she wore this amazing Marc Jacobs top—loved the panther print! I thought that her hair back off her face would look great so I went for a cool half-up and half-down style, making sure to have a great texture to give it a modern look."

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• Prep wet hair with Leonor Greyl Lait Luminescence all over and Davines Volume Boosting Mousse on the roots.

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• Spray a little bit of Davines For Wizards No. 14 Sea Salt Primer all over your hair before rough drying.  Then, using a medium round brush, smooth the hair out and give some more lift to the roots.

• Take random sections and wrap them around a 3/4-inch curling iron, starting at the nape of your neck and working your way up the head. Using your fingers and a blow dryer, break up and tousle the curls.

• Gather sections of hair from the top and sides and secure with a few bobby pins in the back.

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• Run some Davines Defining Invisible Paste through to tame and give some more texture to the top section.

• With a large tooth comb, back comb loose hair and give hair a mist of Oribe Superfine Hairspray to finish.

Who had the standout look at Comic-Con 2013? Tell us in the comments below or tweet @OKMagazine.


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