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Maggie rocks casual 'do at London premiere

'The Dark Knight' star wows with simple elegance

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Maggie is famed for her uber-sophisticated approach to style 

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Achieve her casual - yet elegant - hairstyle using the Remington Hair Essentials Flexibrush Steam, £12.99 

23 JULY 2008

She's made her name with kooky roles and a laid-back approach to her personal style, that keeps her look elegant and never over-the-top. And Maggie Gyllenhaal's appearance on the red carpet for the premiere of The Dark Knight was typically understated, with a casually dressed hairstyle and subtly glowing make-up.

Her hairstyle can be achieved one of two ways: firstly by wrapping sections of hair over large or medium heated rollers, but keeping the rollers vertical and twisting hair halfway through the wrap so the curl drops down in a big spiral. Curlers need to be left in until all the hair is cooled and then gently raked through with an Afro comb or a wide-toothed comb before finishing with spray.

Or, if you're in a rush, you can use the Remington Hair Essentials Flexibrush Steam, £12.99 – the steam will help hair set quicker and should also create shine. Working from the root to tip lift the tong arm and secure hair at the root. Put the tong arm down and using your fingers, wind the hair around the barrel tightly. Hold in place to let the steam lock in moisture as well as set the style. Pull sections of hair away from the scalp at the crown so you get a little extra lift and at the fringe, just slip the tong or a curl under the fringe so it has lots of lift and a slight wave.

Flexibrush Steam is available from Boots and Argos; call 0800 212 438 for your nearest stockist.