Rachel Brosnahan's Go-To Hairstyles Are Equal Parts Glam & Approachable
Awards season is upon us, which means emerging celebrities captivate the public eye in ways they never have before. She's wowed audiences with her acting chops and proven her style expertise on the red carpet, but Rachel Brosnahan's go-to hairstyles deserve some serious recognition. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star continues to step it up with her hair looks, experimenting with everything from sleek updos to glistening curls.
The real credit belongs to her talented glam squad, who seem to have endless creative ideas when it comes to styling. Rather than sticking to a few subtle variations of the same look, the actor has shown up to events with exciting and vastly differing hairstyles since stepping into the spotlight.
Ahead, explore five of The Zoe Report's favorite Brosnahan hair moments, why they'll work for you, and the products you'll need to recreate them in your own way.
Brosnahan worked with celebrity hairstylist Ashley Streicher to achieve her look for the BAFTA Tea Party on Jan. 5. Streicher — whose client roster also includes Mandy Moore, Emily Blunt, and Emma Roberts — took to Instagram to showcase her impressive end product: soft, combed-out waves with a glossy finish.
When recreating the look yourself, part your hair to the side, blow dry in sections, then use a wide-barrel curler to create shape. After your curls have set, gently brush them out and finish with a flexible hairspray.
Updo With Extra Volume
Brosnahan debuted this hairstyle at the Critics' Choice Awards on Jan. 13 with help from Mara Roszak. Known for her collaborations with Emma Stone, Lily Collins, and Olivia Wilde, Roszak is an expert in the world of red carpet-worthy hair.
This particular style is an elevated version of a classic ponytail, consisting of pulled-back sides, a raised top section, and a propped-up ponytail. Looking for a hair hack to make this look easier? Pull your hair into two smaller ponytails, one on top of the other, to create the illusion of length and volume.
At a pre-Emmys party on Sept. 17, Brosnahan showed off a playful, retro-inspired hairstyle that featured a ponytail secured by a delicate, black ribbon. Celebrity hairdresser, Ted Gibson, made this look even sweeter by leaving out face-framing, long bangs that sat perfectly swept to one side.
In another Ted Gibson masterpiece, Brosnahan showed off classic curls on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in Feb. Letting her smoky eye makeup and lacy dress steal the show, the actor kept it minimal with a side-parted pin-back and bouncy curls.
Pro tip: Tap into this style for second-day hair, which tends to hold heated styles much more efficiently. Use your curler without the clamp to create streamlined, soft curls.
Super-Slicked Low Ponytail
What's better than the perfect low ponytail? Ahead of the amFAR Gala on Feb. 8, Ted Gibson divided Brosnahan's hair into a precise middle part and secured her long ponytail at the nape of her neck.
A sleek low-pony is a classic move for any formal event. Plus, it's just as easy as it is on-trend. Ensure minimal fly-aways by using a strong-hold wax, paste, or gel to keep your hair as slick as possible.