Glam Slam: Kirsten Dunst’s Braidy Sundance Style

I saw this shot of Kirsten Dunst at the Sundance Film Festival and thought her hair looked adorable. Her textured braided look is youthful, playful and totally in sync with the Festival’s casual vibe. Here’s how you can get the casual chic look.

WHO: Celebrity hair stylist Marcus Francis

WHERE: Park City, Utah

WHY: The premiere of Kirsten’s film ‘Bachelorette’


“The look at the Sundance Film Festival is about being comfortable, warm, with your own touch of effortless style. With the heavy snow that day, we both thought the hair should be worn up and with lots of texture to work with the elements outside. Because braids work so well with Kirsten’s style and face shape, a version of a Heidi braid would suit her for the premiere.”


“Prep the hair with a volumizer like Phytovolume Actif Spray throughout the hair to build a thickness in the texture. Rough dry with your hands while blow-drying.

Make a deep side part and section off to start a reverse French braid (aka corn row) along the hairline, all the way around the head. Stop the braid behind the ear on the same side as your part.

Take the remaining hair on the opposite side and twist back until it joins with the braid. Keep twisting to form a loose undone roll.

Use a variety of large and small hair pins to secure throughout the braid and loose roll. To get a dusty matte finish, spray Rene Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo throughout the hair, and pull out a few loose pieces in front to frame your face.

This look can be a little tricky to do on your own—to sport this braided style, ask a friend to help you out!”

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