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

Mary Rozzi
Elizabeth Olsen

Mark Townsend, who also works with the actress' sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, first met the 26-year-old when he styled her hair for freshman year winter formal.

Being a gangly teenager headed to a first dance can be awkward enough, but luckily, then-14-year-old Elizabeth Olsen had red-carpet hairstylist Mark Townsend on hand to help her look her best for her first winter formal dance. 

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Olsen's older sisters, Mary-Kate and Ashley, had worked with the guru before and asked him to help out their little sis for the evening — and he warmly agreed. "I had the best hair in my class," Olsen reminisced of the updo that Townsend created for the evening. "It was pretty cool." 

The pair have been working together ever since, with their current goal being to grow her mane longer. "It's a team effort," joked Olsen. Added Townsend, "She has the greatest hair on Earth, so I have the easiest job ever." 

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