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Julia Roberts' easy up do

Celebrity hair stylist Chris McMillan has spoken about how he created one of Julia Roberts’ looks.

Chris McMillan tends to the actress’ brunette tresses for big events, such as the Palm Springs International Film Festival in January. For this Julia wore her hair in a low messy bun – a ‘do which Chris completed to perfection in a short amount of time.

“As soon as I met Julia Roberts, I said, ‘You’re wearing patchouli! I’m wearing patchouli!’ And she said, ‘Oh, we’re going to get along just fine.’ But you can tell she gets along with everyone just fine. She’s very unfussy, and it’s always nice to work with people who are laid back,” Chris explained to Allure magazine.

“This was the second time I’d done Julia’s hair. This was for the Palm Springs International Film Festival, and I only had 30 minutes, so I wanted to do something easy but glamorous.”

Chris continued to reveal how he created the sophisticated finish. It was Julia herself who helped give a unique touch to the hairstyle.

“The best part of the style was Julia’s idea. She tucked the side opposite her bangs behind her ear. It made the asymmetrical style that much sexier,” Chris gushed. “I was going to pull her face-framing layers back, but she liked them flopping over her eye. What could I say besides, ‘You’re Julia Roberts. You can do whatever you want,’?

“So I blew the front section with a big round brush to create that sexy, peekaboo eye. It just goes to prove my biggest fear: Movie stars make pretty good hairdressers.”

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