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How-To: Sarah Michelle Gellar's Hair-With-a-Twist

When you all went wild for that gorgeous hair seen on Sarah Michelle Gellar at The Air I Breathe premiere, we got in touch with Mara Roszak, the stylist who created the look for Sarah. Mara, who has been styling celebrities since she was 17, has worked with other famous women including Halle Berry and Elisha Cuthbert. She predicts that "fresh skin, and fresh natural textured hair with pops of color" will be hot for spring.

For Sarah Michelle Gellar, Mara was going for a bohemian look, inspired by Sarah's stunning turquoise gown.

To learn how you can recreate this look at home,


  • STEP 1: Spray clean, wet hair with a texturizing styling spray. Mara used Bumble and bumble Surf Spray.
  • STEP 2: Blow-dry hair gently and loosely, encouraging any natural curl or wave to form. No need for a pin-straight blowout for this look.
  • STEP 3: Part hair on the side and start twisting in the direction away from your face. Start at the top front of the head and add more hair from each side of the existing hair as you twist back, until all the hair in front of your ear is pulled back. Connect the twists in the back of the head, and then the remaining hair can be pulled up into a messy twisted bun.
  • STEP 4: Finish off the look with a light hold hairspray. Mara used Rene Furterer hair spray to set Sarah's hair.
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HMBowling HMBowling 8 years
I'll be trying this tonight!
nikisix nikisix 8 years
I wonder what the other side of her head looks like...and from the back...I love this look too, but it seems difficult to recreate.
Renwigg Renwigg 8 years
I just love it!! I love this look of romantic antiquity. I have always longed for this type of look but was afraid to look nuts. How wonderful that it is now in vogue!
gossipgirl782 gossipgirl782 9 years
I love this. I would like a good beach spray. Any suggestions??
nextjen nextjen 9 years
dcstar - I think it is twist and add, twist and add. I used to do a twist kind of style for updos and it looked something like this (but not as fabulous). I wonder what the back looks like?
PeachyKeen19 PeachyKeen19 9 years
This is one of my favorite looks EVER!! I wore my hair like this when I was a kid, but my mom had done it for I'll try to do it for myself. Thanks Bella :)!
Angelica Angelica 9 years
So pretty! Thanks for the tips Bella!
luux_lu luux_lu 9 years
I love her style, and this look is awesome!
caitlinp86 caitlinp86 9 years
I love it! This is such a cute look! I'll get my girlfriend to help me do this!
daniellexo daniellexo 9 years
really cute look...but theres no way im going to be able to do this..
DCStar DCStar 9 years
I think SMG looks gorgeous - but that is OBVIOUSLY a braid in her hair, not just "twisting and adding more pieces!"
ModernGraceKelly ModernGraceKelly 9 years
I love this look! The hair, makeup, dress...I'm also glad she's making movies again.
embrosse-moi embrosse-moi 9 years
That is so adorable!
krys786 krys786 9 years
Awww, really cute!
sweety54992003 sweety54992003 9 years
Love SMG and her hair looks amazing. It wouldnt look look on me I have a big head.
breye breye 9 years
Brittanybe- I love the bumble and bumble surf spray! I have naturally wavy hair and spray it on damp hair (mostly in the summer for beachy hair) and just let it air dry. It adds a little texture and definitely helps de-frizz.
bealotus bealotus 9 years
gorgeous! I love the dress she's wearing in that photo.
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
bren0222 bren0222 9 years
its a really cute hairstyle. love it. :)
askmetostay askmetostay 9 years
i LOVE this look, but i'm afraid my fine hair wouldn't make a messy enough bun in the back....
berrymix berrymix 9 years
Very very cute!
hlisa hlisa 9 years
I used to use the Bumble & Bumble all of the time - my hair was short and corporate-as-close-to-punk-as-you-can-really-go-and-still-get-promoted. Worked well for that look. Can also say that just a touch would be good for adding texture needed to keep this look in place.
lilikins71 lilikins71 9 years
wow, i thought it was a lot more complicated than that. i cant wait to try this out
thasugardude thasugardude 9 years
Hot, very innovative. I like how her highlights accentuate the 'do.
LuxxuryAddict LuxxuryAddict 9 years
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