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Mara Roszak Gives Us the Scoop on Lily Collin's Criss-Crossed 'Do

By Klaudia Tirico / August 14, 2013

Photo Credit: Getty


Lily Collins is on top of her beauty game right now. She went from looking retro chic at the Teen Choice Awards to sexy grunge at the premiere of her latest flick, The Moral Instruments: City of Bones - and we clearly can't get enough! Lily looked smokin' hot on the "black carpet" in a white leather dress, vampy lip and structured, slicked back hair. (Perhaps she went all out to make her ex and co-star Jamie Campbell Bower swoon?) Celebrity stylist Mara Roszak was the creator of Lily's criss-cross hair style and she gives us the scoop on how to recreate it at home. 
“Lily wore an incredible leather structured dress by Cushnie et Ochs," said Mara. "I knew I wanted the hair to have a graphic feel with lots of shine." 

Get the Look: 

Step 1: "I started by sectioning her hair deep to the side and then applied Leonor Greyl Mousse au Lotus Volumatrice ($46) to Lily’s damp hair and blew it straight. For an extra straight look, I flat ironed each section straight down with no bend. I used a Hai Stick Flat Iron and rat tail comb to smooth out any fly aways to ensure the sections were clean."
Step 2: "To tame any fly aways and add extra smoothness and shine, I used Leonor Greyl Éclat Naturel ($46) all over. I did not use it sparingly! I, first, put the product in my hands and rubbed it in before applying it from the bottom up."
Step 3: "Next, I used Leonor Greyl Gel a L’Hibiscus ($35) to slick back the sides of Lily’s hair and pinned it in the back, leaving the back section down." To get the criss-crossed effect, Mara says, "Pull one section back and pin in place and then layer the other section over that section to create a criss-cross, then put pins in place to secure."
Step 4: "To finish the look and ensure it lasted all night, I sprayed Leonor Greyl Spray Structure Naturelle ($38) all over the head.”