The Scoop on Maggie Q's Red Carpet Hair!

06/30/2007 at 06:00 AM ET

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When Hong Kong action star Maggie Q wanted to get glam for all her red carpet appearances for her new film Live Free or Die Hard, she turned to celebrity hairstylist Adir. He gave PEOPLE the scoop on how he created her looks for the New York, London and Berlin premieres. Tell us: Which is your favorite style for the actress?

Going for a “young and fresh feel”, Adir actually started the look the night before, applying deep conditioner to her hair. On the day of the premiere, Adir started by parting Maggie’s hair in the middle and drying it with a huge 3 inch round brush and Fekkai straightening balm. Once dry, Adir went over her hair wiith an ionic flat iron and finished with a Fekkai Glossing Cream on the ends.

Adir wanted to create an “old Hollywood” look to complement Maggie’s Versace gown — the result a side-parted updo. Adir used Fekkai instant volume spray and dried the hair around a round brush, then curled random pieces with a thick curling iron. Secret tip: before putting her hair up, Adir created traction for the updo with Fekkai for Men Groooming Clay.

This time, it was about a modern Brigitte Bardot. After drying the hair with a round brush again, Adir wrapped sections of Maggie’s hair on the outside of a curling iron, making sure to tug on each piece after curling to relax the curl. To finish the look, he pulled out a few tendrils around the face and finished with Fekkai Glossing Shine Mist.

FILED UNDER: Beauty , Hair , Red Carpet
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rachel on

this lady is gorgeous!
is this her first movie?

Olivia on


where can I find the white top on Camilla Alves (Matthew McConaughey girlfriend) ?

Thank you

Morgan on

wow, maggie q is sooooo gorgeous!!!! all her hairstyles look amazing, but i like the one in the middle the most.

kailin on

i have been a fan of maggie q’s for the longest time and its finally good to see her get recognition i hope i see more of her in people! she is absolutely stunning and fantastic!

Tina on

I think Maggie looked great at all 3 premieres, but I liked the Berlin premiere look the best. She looked fresh and young. BTW, Maggie Denise Quigley was born to a Polish-Irish American father (originally based in New York) and a Vietnamese mother. Her father met her mother during the Vietnam War. Maggie has two older step-siblings from her mother’s previous marriage, and two older sisters. The family moved to Hawaii and settled in Mililani.
Maggie dreamed of becoming a veterinarian, but modeled and found herself bursting onto the Hong Kong movie scene – eventually becoming a full-fledged superstar in Asia. She changed her name to the easily pronounceable “Maggie Q” (for the Chinese audience).

Soph on

All of these styles look great but I think that the loose updo in the middle looks best on her. second best would be the waves, and third, the straight hair.

Sparky21 on

I love her look! It’s so chic and fresh! I love that she has versatility in everything she wears!

Judy on

Wow, she’s gorgeous! Love all three hair styles, very sexy and classy.

Inan on

Wow shes very pretty I’ve seen her in naked gun, and she was great there

Gracie on

maggie q always looks great with whatever hairstyle. shes so exotic!

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