Evan Rachel Wood looked like a bombshell on the red carpet at the premiere of her new film, Ides of March. Her white suit, reminiscent of David Bowie, and smoky violet-tinted eye makeup looked gorgeous. But it was her wavy, finger tousled hair that gave her look an edge. Celebrity hairstylist Marcus Francis was inspired by the clean silhouette of Evan's suit, and wanted to keep the look strong yet sexy. "It's a new take on a classic," said Marcus. "An effortless approach to androgynous, sexy, elegance."
Prep damp hair with Phyto Volume Actif Spray, blow-drying with your hands to manipulate volume at the roots. In the back, direct the hair down; on the sides, use your fingers to direct the hair back, keeping a piecey texture.
When the hair is half dry, lightly spritz Fekkai Tousled Wave Spray to thicken the look and feel of the hair.
With the end of a tail comb, make a deep side part starting at the arch of your eyebrow. Wrap small sections of hair using a 3/4" curling iron. Moving toward the other eyebrow, your next row of sections will alternate the direction of the curl—this emulates an imperfect version of a finger wave. Continue this alternating curl pattern until you've finished the top side section.
At the crown of the head, wrap the hair as you did in the beginning, alternating about 3 rows down. Use Jonathan Dirt Texturizing Paste to keep texture tight on the sides.
Switch to Pantene Pro-V Restore Beautiful Lengths Smoothing Balm for the top, and rake the curls with your fingers to break them up. Stretch out the curls to look like the day after it was styled. Spray with L’Oreal Elnett Hairspray for hold.