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Anne Hathaway has been a bonafide beauty icon ever since her Princess of Genovia days. Lately, though, she’s been leaning into a cool ’60s aesthetic that’s turning even more heads than usual. From shift dresses to bouffants and more, she’s making mod look relevant again (but then again, when wasn’t it?).
She debuted her latest ’60s-inspired look on Elle’s Women in Hollywood red carpet. Her long brunette locks were styled in perfectly untamed waves and her whipped bangs were full and voluminous. It gave us some serious French girl references – a cross between Jane Birkin and Brigitte Bardot to be exact.
We had to know how she achieved this “less is more” look, so we hit up her hairstylist to get all the nifty details. Tip: it’s easier than you think and only takes three products. Keep scrolling to learn how to replicate this look at home.
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#1 Anne Hathaway’s French Girl Waves
Celebrity hairstylist and Virtue ambassador, Rena Calhoun, was responsible for Hathaway’s look. And no surprise here, the reference was actually Jane Birkin. “For Anne’s Elle 2022 Women in Hollywood event look, I wanted to give her a ‘less is more’ down style so that her natural beauty really shines through, as it always does,” she said. “I love the simple look, almost like she just woke up like this, against the elegance of her dress, for the most striking contrast.”
She only used three products to achieve this style. Keep scrolling to shop them all.
#2 Step 1: VIRTUE Create Styling Volumizing Primer
Starting on damp hair, Calhoun applied this volumizing primer throughout Hathaway’s hair. When it was about halfway dry, she used a blow dryer and a round brush to dry sections of hair and create loose curls. From there, she took the loose curls and pinned them to the head so that they would settle and create volume.
For her French-girl bangs, Calhoun blow-dried sections in alternating directions with a flat brush. This helped soften any cowlicks in her hairline.
#3 Step 2: VIRTUE Create hair texturizing spray
Then she used a 1.5-inch curling iron to create perfectly imperfect waves throughout her hair. She worked quickly in large sections, going under and over the iron barrel in alternating directions to create a lived-in texture.
Immediately after using the curling iron, Calhoun reached for Virtue’s Texturizing Spray. She sprayed it down the length of her hair to give it even more texture and movement.
#4 Step 3: VIRTUE 6-in-1 Style Guard Hairspray
After combing her hair at the crown for that ’60s-esque volume, she locked everything in with hairspray. Virtues 6-in-1 Style Guard Hairspray, to be exact.