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Elizabeth Olsen on Her "Updo Master" Hair Stylist

Mary Rozzi
Elizabeth Olsen and her hair stylist Mark Townsend

In THR's Beauty Issue, the actress discusses her 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' red carpet updo, which comes in at No. 18 on our list of Hollywood's Top Beauty Moments of 2015.

Elizabeth Olsen's french twist look is No. 18 on THR's list of Hollywood's Top Beauty Moments of 2015.

When: The Tokyo premiere of Avengers: Age of Ultron on June 23

Why It Matters: Olsen's "French twist with a twist" solidified Mark Townsend's rep as the updo master.

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Must-Have Product: Dove Extra Hold Hairspray

Townsend first tamed Olsen's tresses for a high school dance: "It was my freshman year winter formal, and Mark had just done my sisters' [Mary-Kate and Ashley] hair; we were all going to the same dance," the 26-year-old tells THR. "He gave me an updo, and I had the best hair in my class." Fast-forward 12 years to the twosome traveling to Tokyo for the star's Avengers press tour. "We were inspired by a woman at dinner the night before the premiere," recalls Olsen. The result? An unconventional French twist with fanned-out hair at the ends. The look ("one of the all-time favorite hairstyles I've ever done," says Townsend) worked with the actress' black silk faille dress and white gold and diamond jewelry, both Dior. "The dress was a new take on a very classic silhouette, so I wanted the hair to feel the same way," says Townsend. The Instagram devotee posts his #MarksEyeView pics for 32,900 fans. "I take pride in the updos I create for red-carpet events, and through Instagram I can show my followers close-ups of the hairstyle from different angles."

Read more Elizabeth Olsen's Red-Carpet Hairstylist Did Her Updo for Her First High School Dance

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