Get the Look: Kate Mara's Late Late Show Style


Matrix Artistic Director and celebrity stylist, Nick Stenson, recently styled actress Kate Mara for her appearance on the Late Late Show with James Corden. Known for her role as Zoe Barnes in House of Cards, Kate opted for a textured and tousled look with braided details for her time on set the popular late night show. The look is equal parts fun and fierce, and is easy to recreate for your clients with Nick's how-to, below!

Get the Look:

  1. Apply Matrix Style Link Blow Out Big Queen evenly through damp hair. When blow-drying, use a round brush vertically to add texture to the hair.
  2. Once dry, apply a small amount of Matrix Style Link Texture Builder into hair for grip. On the right side from the hairline, create a braid to the curve of the head. Pin the tail of the braid under the nape of the head.
  3. Repeat on the opposite side leaving small pieces of hair out between the braid. Secure the braid.
  4. Take a 1-inch marcel iron and wrap random sections of hair around it, leaving the ends loose. Once the hair is curled, apply a small amount of Matrix Style Link Mineral Booster to loosen curls and add texture.
  5. Finish by tucking the hair behind the ear and spray with Matrix Style Link Style Fixer Finishing Spray.
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