Townsend helps make a moodboard for all of the functions Johnson attends, and draws inspiration from every little thing from songs to architecture to heritage. “Sometimes it is an image from the 1920s or ’30s, other folks it’s a picture of a sunset,” he points out. “But a ton of my inspiration for her hair will come from Jane Birkin—Dakota has found an awful great deal of her on my moodboards!”
With their similar characteristics and confront designs, Birkin and Johnson are kindred spirits, so it’s obvious to see why Townsend references the icon and her hair in his do the job with Johnson. “She is a female who [at the height of her fame] experienced beautiful hair but was not owned by it,” he states. “I like Dakota to pull her hair or tuck it behind her ear, it is so important that it is touchable. I like hair that moves!”
Below, Townsend shares his course of action and expert ideas for getting hair like Dakota Johnson’s.
Dirtify the hair
“Dakota normally enjoys to have extremely clean hair, so my obstacle is often to make it look not-so-cleanse. I want it to appear like it is the next day article-clean. We’ve observed dry merchandise perform superior on her hair, so it’s all about dry shampoo. Kevin Murphy’s Doo.Around Spray is my absolute most loved product—it’s a powder-based mostly hairspray. Which is all we at any time truly put in her bangs, and then I use the Kevin Murphy Hair.Vacation resort Spray from the mid-lengths down to give it a small piecey-ness.”
A basic curtain bang
“The authentic top secret to the excellent bangs is reducing the fringe appropriate in the center, at the base of the nose. And for length—it’s a quite narrow window, but the magic sweet spot is when the bangs fall amongst the eyebrows and eyelashes. Dakota has a vintage curtain bang which gets longer at the sides—it goes from the base of her nose to the major of the cheekbone at the sides. I usually use thinning shears later on to chop up the bottom of the bangs a quarter of an inch.”
Easy hair can take operate
“I normally want it to glimpse like she woke up, ran a brush by way of her hair and walked out the doorway, but it does consider a minor little bit of operate, specifically now her hair is so extensive. We lately labored collectively for the Sundance Film Pageant, which was all digital this calendar year. We held her hair incredibly natural—I just gave her a really rather blowout just about every day, utilizing a massive round brush, then set it in a bun although she concluded make-up. It produces natural bends in the hair.”
The new beach wave
“The seashore wave is a development that has trapped all around for 15 to 20 several years now—it’s never likely absent because it is obtainable, folks can do it on on their own and it appears to be awesome. But it has changed—it’s not the super crunchy seashore wave that it made use of to be now, it’s softer simply because the merchandise have advanced. I adore just spritzing Vacation resort.Spray (which is a salt spray) into my palms, and then raking them through Dakota’s mid-lengths to finishes.
How to blow dry curtain bangs
“You have to commence with extremely soaked bangs. Dakota has a potent cowlick so I hold the blowdryer right around her bangs and blow them straight down, applying just my fingers at 1st, and roughing up the root a tiny bit. If you go in with a brush straight absent, you make the bangs as well flat. We get them to about 90 percent dry and then at the close use a Mason Pearson brush to sleek it out. Right after that, I maintain a spherical brush vertically (alternatively of horizontally), and blow dry the sides away from the experience to flick them out. That opens them up and makes the curtain result.”