Hairstylist Guido wanted the hair at Nicholas Ghesquiere’s last Balenciaga show to “feel modern and rich.” It also had to support the brand’s stunning gold halos and hair combs, so he pinned the sides back and sprayed with Redken’s Non-Aerosol Fixing Spray ($20).
Sienna Miller pulled the top half of her wavy blonde locks into a knot atop her head while out and about in New York, proving that the child-like style needn’t be precious.
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The top half of Emma Roberts’ hair was braided into an intricate pattern at the back of her head for an appearance on Kelly and Michael, dressing up her loose waves.
Holland Roden’s backcombed half-up situation, built by hairstylist Kerry Urban, doesn’t shy away from the backcombed, Bardot-like bump—and that’s always a good thing.
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When Amanda Seyfried showed off her dog’s favorite trick on The David Letterman Show earlier this month, she was sporting a classic half-up, half-down look courtesy of hairstylist Thomas Dunkin. Hairspray’s key to this style, try Living Proof’s new Flex Shaping Hairspray ($18).
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Though Rachel Bilson’s cat eye at the premier of The To Do List said ‘60s, her hair felt thoroughly summer of 2013, with the top woven into two crown-like side braids by hairstylist Davy Newkirk. The lesson here? Embrace your natural texture.
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Hairstylist Alex Pollilo gave Rooney Mara a slick center part for the premiere of her new film, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, hosted by Downtown Calvin Klein in New York last week. Try Oribe’s Rock Hard Gel ($36) for that kind of shine.
Lake Bell showed off a winning laid-back version of the style at Comic-Con last month, striking a balance between, “Oh this? Just pulled it back off my face!” and a red carpet-ready up-do.
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Once again proving the versatility of the sweet look, hair stylist Mara Roszak turned half-up hair graphic on Lily Collins at the Los Angeles premiere of Mortal Instruments. “To tame any fly aways and add extra smoothness and shine, I used Leonor Greyl Éclat Naturel ($46) all over,” says Roszak. “And I didn’t use it sparingly!”