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Perfectly polished milkmaid plaits are a little dated – so give the romantic look a twist (literally) with this slightly messy, intricately woven style as seen on Dianna Agron. Braids in different directions, combined with twists and fishtails, will give the sweet look some sex appeal.
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Full, voluminous topknots are a red carpet mainstay, but the look has trickled down to weekend wear as well. To get a do like , grab a hair donut, pull the ponytail through it, then pin strands around it.
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Continuing a trend first seen at the Golden Globes, barely there, sparkling headbands are big for spring. Tuck one into an updo or take a cue from and slide one over sleek, side-parted locks.
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pixie is often playfully messy, but for an evening event, the star amps up the drama with a high-gloss do. Comb gel through hair for hold, then douse with shine spray for a not-a-hair-out-of-place coif.
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Major teasing at the crown and pinned-under pieces give pony a glam, fresh feeling. Separate hair into three sections, pull back the center section, then pin the outside pieces under the ponytail. Use hair spray liberally to give the top section that voluminous, waterfall effect.
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Middle parts can be tricky to pull off (they can sometimes seem dowdy and flat), but as Olivia Palermo demonstrates, waves make all the difference. Use a curling iron for shiny loose curls – and avoid volumizing products to minimize the dreaded “triangle effect.”
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LOOSE SIDE BUNS
An easy-to-do hairstyle that is both office and party appropriate, Kate Mara’s low, off-center knot can be achieved with hairpins and hair spray. Add serum before styling to keep frizz at bay, and be sure to pull front strands out softly to keep the look elegant instead of gym-worthy.