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Olivia Wilde Slams Hollywood For Calling Her ‘Old’

The actor has revealed she was told she was “too old” for The Wolf Of Wall Street

Recreate Olivia Wilde’s Slicked Back Ponytail

Are you ever out of hairstyle options during the middle of the week? Try this easy slicked-back ponytail, inspired by actress Olivia Wilde at the Finding Neverland film premiere in New York City.

RELATED: 3 Cute Ponytail Hairstyles For Long Hair

To help you create this look, we have named some of our favourite products and tips in the easy tutorial below. Enjoy!

Instructions

1. A hairstyle like this actually works well on 1-2 day-old hair, since the oil will actually make it last longer. However, if your hair has been freshly washed, apply a mousse to the roots for a little extra texture and body.

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John Frieda Luxurious Volume Building Mousse, $6.25

2. Once hair is completely dry, use a thick brush to hide any bumps or knots, then secure into a high ponytail. If your hair is on the thicker side, you may want to use another elastic over the top, just to keep it in place.

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The Wet Brush Detangling Shower Brush, $19

3. If you do find any bumps throughout the top of the ponytail, carefully comb them backwards and apply a little hairspray over the top. This will keep them looking flat and discreet.

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L’Oréal Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hair Spray, $14.99

4. For the ends of your hair, use a shining serum to draw attention to the ponytail. Apply a few pumps in the palm of your hand and apply throughout the entire ponytail.

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Kiehl’s Since 1851 Silk Groom Serum, $24.68

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Olivia Wilde on Sexism in Hollywood

Olivia Wilde is speaking out about sexism in Hollywood – and we just want to give her a massive high five.

Wilde, 29, was speaking at a State of Female Justice panel, organised by One Billing Rising, a global campaign raising awareness about women’s rights and injustices – Anne Hathaway and other celebs are huge fans.

“It’s really hard to get stories made about women, that are about women, not just women being obsessed with men or supporting men. And it’s really hard to get men to be a part of films that are about women in a leading role,” she said.

Wilde described the frustrations of being an actress is today’s Hollywood: “I don’t know if some of you have been to these live reads at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Arts), where a classic film is read live on stage by actors who just sit and read the script,” she said.

“We did one recently of American Pie, but we reversed the gender roles. All the women played men; all the men played women. And it was so fascinating to be a part of this because, as the women took on these central roles—they had all the good lines, they had all the good laughs, all the great moments—the men who joined us to sit on stage started squirming rather uncomfortably and got really bored because they weren’t used to being the supporting cast.”

“It was fascinating to feel their discomfort,” she continued, “to discuss it with them afterward, when they said, ‘It’s boring to play the girl role! And I said, ‘Yeah. Yeah. You think? Welcome to our world!'”

The actress, who’s starred in over 40 films, vowed to do more to empower women in film, joining fellow actresses  Cate Blanchett and Meryl Streep who are fighting discrimination in Hollywood. Go Olivia!

Do you think Hollywood is getting less sexist, or is just as sexist as it ever was?

Get the Look: Party Bun Hairstyle

The classic bun is one of our favourite hair up styles for party season – it’s chic, elegant and really easy to achieve the look. It’s a favourite with celebrities like Olivia Wilde, Jessica Alba and Kate Bosworth, and really draws attention to the eyes, making it perfect for party season when you can play up your eye makeup. Just Cuts director Denis McFadden show us how to recreate the hairstyle in 4 easy steps!

What you’ll need:

Hair tie
JUSTICE Professional Sea Salt Spray
A few bobby pins
JUSTICE Professional Workable Hairspray
Hair foam donut like Scunci Bun Maker

1: Prep your hair
A great up-do will last better if your hair is textured and voluminous. Spritz clean hair with JUSTICE Professional Sea Salt Spray and work through the ends roughly with your fingers.

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2: Ponytail
Tie your hair in a ponytail using your hair tie. I love the top knot style for summer, it keeps your hair at bay and suits everyone – so aim for your ponytail to be high and tight. You can smooth hair back or wear a bit messier – depending on the look you’re going for.

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3: Create the bun

Wrap the foam donut around your hair almost like a hair tie so it’s around the base of your ponytail. Spread your hair over the donut and wrap any loose ends around. This is a fabulous way to add oomph and volume to short or fine hair and it looks totally natural.

If you’ve got lots of hair and don’t want to use a donut, twist your hair and wrap it around your hair tie. Again, wrap any loose ends around the bun.

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4: Set the look
Pin your bun with some bobby pins, pushing in towards the bun so they can’t be seen.

When you’re happy with your look and have found the perfect texture, set the look with JUSTICE Professional Workable Hairspray. The non-aerosol hairspray is great as it won’t drown your locks in product and there’s no sticky crunch, just incredible hold.

 What’s your favourite party hairstyle?