Florence Pugh's hairstylist reveals the product responsible for her sculptural Governor's Awards blow out

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Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / January 11 2024

After Florence Pugh cut her own hair for the film A Good Person, a decision she said was sparked by a desire to "get vanity out of the picture", we've watched her buzz cut slowly but surely grow and evolve into a platinum blonde pixie. 

The type of actress who shies away from traditional expressions of femininity and Hollywood glamour, Pugh has adopted a myriad of experimental hairstyles as her hair continues to grow out post-shave.

She's dabbled with unconventional hair colours and dyed her hair pink and blue. But she's also collaborated with various celebrity hair stylists to create genuinely unique red carpet hair looks that speak to her daring personal style. 

Earlier this week, for example, the Oppenheimer actress debuted a feathered mohawk on the 2024 Golden Globes red carpet.

Just a few days later, the 28 year old arrived at the Governor's Awards with a similarly inventive hairstyle. 

Pugh's hairstylist for the event, Adir Abergel, seemed to draw inspiration from the actress' dress for the evening: a sequinned halterneck gown from Rodarte with a cinched peplum waist that echoed the figure hugging styles of the '50s and '60s, whilst maintaining a modern execution. Abergel responded in kind with a playful interpretation of Marilyn Monroe's iconic pin tuck curls.

The distinctly sculptural shape of the hairstyle seemed to defy gravity the way it swooped and reached for the heavens, which is why one curious commenter asked Abergel directly exactly what he had done to ensure Pugh's hair stayed put all night long. And we're glad they did. 

Turns out, Virtue Labs Volumizing Mousse ($57 at Adore Beauty) is more than just a styling mousse.

This stuff is enriched with Virtue's signature Alpha Keratin 60ku keratin protein, which helps to strengthen the hair and protect it from damage. Plus, it adds fullness and body, nourishes hair and protects it from heat damage too.

Unlike traditional hair mousse, which can leave strands feeling sticky, crunchy and stiff, this formula boasts a sleek, shiny, soft and healthy finish. Well, that explains why Pugh's hair looks so silky soft. 

The volumising hair mousse isn't just a vital part of Abergel's styling kit either. Curly-haired reviewers swear by the stuff for keeping frizziness at bay, while those with fine hair say it's their go-to for adding volume and body to limp strands. 

Looking to incorporate a hair mousse into your routine? Check out these 7 frothy hair mousse formulas which combat every hair concern.

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Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).