The actress didn’t just request braids. “She said, ‘I want them tight, just like cornrows,'” says stylist Sean Mikel, who created Johansson’s Veronica Lake-gone-punk do. “She’s the type of girl that will take risks and do whatever. So I created an ’80s undercut look.”
Mara’s stylist Christopher Naselli envisioned a “big, fancy braid” before he was inspired to create something “easy and undone.” Ironically, creating a not-so-perfect look, which is one part bun, one part braid and a lot of loose waves, took an hour!
“The original style was down, but I didn’t want her hair to get caught up in her dress. So we changed our game plan mid-play,” says stylist John D., who wove these braids in 40 minutes. “The most complicated part is determining where the braided pattern goes.”