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PRETTY PONY

Young, fresh and clean. That’s how Katrina Bowden’s hairstylist Joey Argeras of Bumble and bumble describes Bowden’s cute do. Argeras applied a thickening spray to Bowden’s wet hair before blow-drying with a round brush for smoothness and volume. “I then lightly backcombed the top section,” she says. Before applying the elastic, she neatened the hair with a brush, without removing volume from the backcombing. After she put the hair in the elastic, she took a small section from the bottom part of the ponytail and smoothed it out with a comb. Argeras applied hairspray to this piece, wrapped it around the ponytail and then secured with a hairpin.

AQUAGE Small round brush, $16; aquage.com for salons

BUMBLE AND BUMBLE Thickening hairspray, $26; bumbleandbumble.com

SEXY SIDE SWEEP

Celebrity stylist Kim Kimble says this chic and easy look is a nice alternative to typical updos. “It’s simple, but the details make it different,” says Kimble of the deep side part and the “swoop bang.” Kimble blow-dried Beyoncé’s hair, then loosely curled it with a curling iron. She used a brush and wax stick to control flyaways on the smooth side. The back was twisted toward the side and secured with bobby pins.

L’OREAL PARIS Elnett Satin hairspray extra-strong hold travel size, $6.99; drugstore.com

KIMBLE HAIR CARE SYSTEMS Wax Stick, $11.99; kimblehaircare.com for stores

HAIR BLING

Bold Clips

Hair accessories can be a bit bigger during the holidays. One beautiful piece can transform a simple hairstyle. GOODY Luxe Joni Barrettes (right, below), $6.49 a pair, and Luxe Triple Swirl Barrettes (right, top), $7.99 a pair; at drugstores

Beaded Headbands

Bands are back! Just keep your choices as simple and grown-up as possible.

FOREVER 21 Braided Headwrap, $5.80; forever21.com

Sparkly Pins

Use just a few and make sure they don’t compete with earrings, a necklace or a jeweled neckline. DCNL Crystal Flower Mini Combs (right), $7.99 a pair, and Renaissance Filigree Silver Bobbies (far right), $8.99 a pair; sallybeauty.com