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Many celebs are making a usually casual hairstyle red carpet worthy by slicking strands back to perfection. Pulling your hair back is an easy go-to, but these tips will take your look to the next level. Take note from Jennifer Lopez, Holland Roden, Selena Gomez and Vanessa Marano who are each showing us how it’s done.

Celebrity hair and makeup artist, Valerie Noble, shared her favorite tips to achieving a polished pony in a few easy steps. For Vanessa’s hair, Noble started with Redken Glass 01 Smoothing Anti Frizz Serum. A product like this is crucial to the style as it not only keeps frizz at bay for those with curlier textures, it will also tame flyaways.

Next, flat iron hair bone straight. Smoothing out every curl is key to creating a sleek end product. Opt for a small 1 inch iron and focus on the roots and slightly bend ends.

Once hair is straight gather all pieces. Noble says to, “brush all the hair up, just below the crown.” Location, location, location, is very important for today’s it ponytail. Placing too high can easily turn ‘80’s, so we recommend a mid to lower placement. Gather strands using Hair Bungees. Noble used them for Vanessa’s thick hair. Hair Bungees are perfect for thick hair and give more control over desired tightness. And if your ponytail isn’t as thick as you’d like, try adding clip-in extensions.

Lastly, you’ll want to secure your work with both Redken Outshine 01 Anti-Frizz Polishing Milk and Redken’s Quick Dry 18 Instant Finishing Spray. They not only holds hair, providing long lasting results, both will also add a healthy shine to your finished look.

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Redken Glass 01 Smoothing Anti Frizz Serum
Hair Bungees
Redken Outshine 01 Anti-Frizz Polishing Milk
Redken Quick Dry 18 Instant Finishing Spray

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"Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For" Press Line - Comic-Con International 2014Celebrity hairstylist Renato Campora worked with Jessica Alba for the ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’ press line during Comic-Con International 2014 this weekend.

Renato said “When I saw Jessica’s outfit, I decided to do something modern, funky, and a little bit sexy. I also wanted to create a hairstyle that was easy for her to manage throughout the day.”

Here’s how to get the look.

Starting with wet hair, Renato created a part beginning at the top of her head, all the way down to the nape of her neck. On the left side, he sprayed John Frieda Spiral Style Spray Gel and created a flat braid (corn row) down this side from the front to the back of her head.

He made sure the braid ended underneath the loose hair from the right side and secured the end of the braid with a small rubber band.

Next, he applied Kerastase Résistance Spray Volumactive Volumizing Hair Spray to the right side of Jessica’s hair and blew it dry using a T3 Hair Dryer and a YS Park Round Brush.

He blew the hair forward in the front to give it volume and that cool side-swept look.

To finish, he ran through the hair with a T3 Flat Iron to give it that extra sleekness.

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John Frieda Spiral Style Spray Gel
Kerastase Résistance Spray Volumactive Volumizing Hair Spray

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The Weinstein Company Presents "THE GIVER" At Comic-Con 2014Celebrity makeup artist Beau Nelson and celebrity hairstylist Cervando Maldonado worked with the beautiful Odeya Rush for ‘The Giver’ press line at Comic-Con International last week.

First we will discover how Beau created her makeup, especially those smouldering eyes.

Beau began by applying Chanel Sublimage Eye Creme and Tammy Fender Moisturizer.

He next used L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid and M.A.C. Select Cover Up, and set with La Mer Translucent Powder.

On Odeya’s cheeks, he applied NARS Blush in Deep Throat.

As mentioned above, the eyes are the focus of this look so he used Laura Mercier Metallic Creme Eye Colour in Alloy and Chanel Tissé Gabrielle Les 4 Ombres to create the smoky eye, finishing with Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara.

Finally, on her lips he used Beauté Cosmetics Luminous Volume Gloss in Medusa.

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Chanel Sublimage La Crème Yeux
Tammy Fender Moisturizer
L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid
M.A.C. Select Cover Up
La Mer Translucent Powder
NARS Blush in Deep Throat
Laura Mercier Metallic Creme Eye Colour in Alloy
Chanel Tissé Gabrielle Les 4 Ombres
Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara
Beauté Cosmetics Luminous Volume Gloss in Medusa

Cervando whipped those long brunette tresses into perfect shape.

He began by wetting Odeya’s hair and applying Bumble and Bumble Straight Blow Dry Cream from root to tip, combing through to distribute evenly. He further applied Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Protection Oil midway through the hair to the ends to add shine and flexibility.

Then, he started blow drying the hair starting with the front and sides using a medium-sized Ibiza Round Brush to smooth it out. Then he worked his way to the back and went through all of the hair once again with a Mason Pearson Flat Brush to create a straighter look.

Next, he used a Harry Josh Flat Iron, working his way from the bottom to the top of the hair for shine control and a sleek finish.

He sprayed Kevin Murphy Fresh Hair Dry Shampoo through the hair to suck up any oil and give the hair texture, and also sprayed Serge Normant Meta Sheer Dry Finishing Spray through the hair to keep it manageable.

Phyto Matte Texturizing Paste was added on the top and around the hairline to tame flyways and shape the hair around the face.

For the finishing touch, he sprayed the hair with Frederic Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray to give shine and hold the hair in place.

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Bumble and Bumble Straight Blow Dry Cream
Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Protection Oil
Kevin Murphy Fresh Hair Dry Shampoo
Serge Normant Meta Sheer Dry Finishing Spray
Phyto Matte Texturizing Paste
Frederic Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray

Comic-Con International 2014 - mtvU Fandom AwardsCelebrity hairstylist Gregory Russell created Chloe Grace Moretz’ effortless waves for the MTVu Fandom Awards at Comic-Con.

Gregory shared his inspiration, “We wanted to create an effortless, waved, textured hairstyle to complement her graphic Christopher Kane dress.”

Here’s how to get the look.

First he started with towel dried Chloe’s hair before applying Kevin Murphy Easy Rider and Bumble and Bumble Grooming Creme.

Then he blew out her hair with a ceramic round brush.

Next, he waved each section with a flat iron to create a natural texture and then added Leonor Greyl Eclat Natural through the ends.

Kerastase Laque Dentelle Hairspray provided the finishing touch.

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Kevin Murphy Easy Rider
Bumble and Bumble Grooming Creme
Leonor Greyl Eclat Natural
Kerastase Laque Dentelle Hairspray

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"Guardians Of The Galaxy" - Los Angeles PremiereCelebrity makeup artist Lottie worked with Anna Faris to create her look for the ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ LA premiere.

As suspected, Lottie was inspired by the green jewels on Anna’s Paule Ka dress to create her smoky emerald eye.
Here’s how to get the look:

Eyes: The eyes were created by first applying YSL Long Wear Cream Liner in Jade Black all over the eyelid and on the inner water line. Then Lottie added Tom Ford Emerald Lust Shadow blended up to the crease and finished with Lorac Cobra Mascara in Black. She then used Tom Ford Taupe Brow Sculptor to define Anna’s brows.

Skin: Lottie used Tata Harper Rebuilding Moisturizer and Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet Foundation.

Cheeks: Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate was used for contouring along with Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Mood Light.

Lips: The look was finished off with Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Madeira.

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YSL Long Wear Cream Liner in Jade Black
Tom Ford Emerald Lust Shadow
Lorac Cobra Mascara in Black
Tom Ford Taupe Brow Sculptor
Tata Harper Rebuilding Moisturizer
Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet Foundation
Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Mood Light
Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Madeira

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Fox Summer TCA All-Star Party - ArrivalsCelebrity hairstylist Kylee Heath created Diane Kruger’s tousled tresses for the FOX All-Star Party during the 2014 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour.

She started by applying Kerastase Volumactive Mousse from roots to ends on damp hair, adding a small amount of Oscar Blandi Jasmine Oil Serum to the ends.

Then she combed the product through and created a straight middle part with a rat-tail comb before blowing the hair out with a Croc Eco Blow Dryer and an Ibiza round brush.

She then started in the front to create smoothness and shine in the front sections, lightly rough-drying the rest of the hair, tucking the front sections behind Diane’s ears.

The desired result was contrast – smooth on the top, moving into lots of texture.

She then sprayed the hair mid-shaft through ends with Leonor Greyl Voluforme Styling Spray.

Kylee created a textured bend from the top of the ear through the ends by alternating with the Enzo Milano Bi-Tube Curling Iron and a smoothing iron. She rocked the smoothing iron forward and backward to create a smoothed-out zigzag bend. The Enzo iron created a more exaggerated version of the same bend. In creating a texture like this, it is important to use different sizes of bend.

After spraying Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray from mid-shaft through ends and lightly teased the hair underneath for added volume, she finished the look by applying a small amount of Kevin Murphy Easy Rider for any flyaways and a light spray throughout the hair with Oribe Superfine Strong Hairspray.

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Kerastase Volumactive Mousse
Oscar Blandi Jasmine Oil Serum
Leonor Greyl Voluforme Styling Spray
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
Kevin Murphy Easy Rider
Oribe Superfine Strong Hairspray

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