SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 05: Olivia Rodrigo attends the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards at Barker ...
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Olivia Rodrigo Mastered the 2000s Spiky Updo At The 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards

Double the buns, double the fun.

It’s well established by now that Olivia Rodrigo is our reigning queen of the Y2K hair trend revival, and for the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards, she did not disappoint. The singer arrived to the red carpet on June 5 with a new throwback hairstyle for us all to envy and attempt to emulate. Although the 2000s spiky updo is well on its way to being one of the biggest trends of the season, Olivia’s twisted, double buns feel particularly chic with her glossy hair and deep diagonal side part. Luckily, her hairstylist has shared the tricks for trying out the style for yourself.

Here’s what you need to know about getting her look.

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The Inspiration

The spiky, double buns hairstyle was created by Olivia’s go-to hairstylist Clayton Hawkins. “For the MTV Movie & TV Awards, we wanted something off the face and super sharp,” he said of the inspiration for the hairdo.

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Olivia is known for wearing 2000s-inspired hairstyles, including these extreme butterfly clips to the 2022 Met Gala. She’s also tried out snap clips and braided pigtails, making these throwback looks work on the red carpet.

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Olivia also wore a vintage Jean Paul Gaultier dress for the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards.

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Hair: Clayton Hawkins for Tangle Teezer

Makeup: Lilly Keys using Tatti Lashes

First Step

“I started by brushing Olivia’s wet hair with Tangle Teezer’s The Ultimate Detangler which quickly and gently detangles with reduced breakage.”

Step Two

Next Hawkins says, “I put her hair into two low ponytails and secured them with elastics.”

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Step Three

“Once the pigtails were secured, I used a generous amount of gel and brushed through with Tangle Teezer’s The Ultimate Styler to give the hair a smooth and shiny finish.”


To create the final shape, Hawkins says: “I twisted the hair up into two low buns and secured them with bobby pins, leaving the ends spiking out, followed by tons of hairspray.”

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The finished look.

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