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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.

Sleek Ponytails

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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Holland Roden In Jay Godfrey, Opening Ceremony & Haney - Comic-Con 2014 Entertainment Weekly's Annual Comic-Con Celebration

After her first outing at San Diego’s Comic-Con 2014 on Thursday, Holland Roden was back on the red carpet not once, not twice, but three times, over the weekend.

‘Bates Motel’ Party: Make a sizzling entrance at the ‘Playboy’ and A&E party on Friday, the actress wore a red lace Jay Godfrey dress with matching platform pumps and a metallic Kotur clutch. The flirty silhouette was sweet, but the sheer detailing assured a sexier flair. However, despite the hot red colour, the look fell a bit flat with her messy ’do and undetectable makeup.

‘Teen Wolf’ Panel: Switching to a far more subtle look, Holland was pretty in a deep teal, printed skater dress by Opening Ceremony. Here, the more unkempt updo worked in her favour.

Entertainment Weekly’s Annual Comic-Con Celebration: Polishing off her trio of looks with a Haney plunge jumpsuit with opaque mesh netting, the actress worked a mannish vampy vibe for Saturday’s party at the Hard Rock Hotel. With her flame locks slicked into a ponytail and her bold red lip, this had just the right amount of drama and was my favourite of the three. A gold Rodo clutch completed her look.

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Holland Roden In Self-Portrait - MTV's 'Teen Wolf' Panel Comic Con 2014

Holland Roden attended MTV’s ‘Teen Wolf’ panel during Comic-Con 2014 held at the San Diego Convention Center on Thursday (July 24) in San Diego, California.

The beautiful actress wore a Self-Portrait ‘Chained Up’ Spring 2014 dress, appropriately titled considering the gold-chained halter neckline.

With plenty of interesting detailing, such as the cut-outs, pleated skirt, mesh panel and off-the-shoulder quirk, the look was simply styled with Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudist’ sandals.

The only thing I would change about this look would be for her to wear her hair back or up in a ponytail.

While this is cute, I am hoping for a return to bold colour soon.

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Holland Roden In Paper London -  40th Annual Saturn Awards
Holland Roden was also at the 40th annual Saturn Awards, hosted on Thursday (June 26) at The Castaway in Burbank, California, where she joined Chloe Moretz.

The actress wore a Paper London Spring 2014 navy neoprene dress with side pockets paired with complementary Jerome C. Rousseau pumps.

While she looked beautiful from the neck up, especially with this blue tone against her alabaster skin and flame-red locks, I couldn’t get on board with the cut of the dress.

The asymmetric strap and off-the-shoulder detail rendered a bit strangely, and the fit of the pin-tucked bodice could have likely been improved. Do you agree?

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Holland Roden In Philosophy - 'Deliver Us From Evil'  New York Screening

Holland Roden attended the ‘Deliver Us From Evil’ screening held at the SVA Theater on Tuesday (June 24) in New York City.

The ‘Teen Wolf’ star wore her second bright colour in a row, this time selecting a Philosophy by Natalie Ratabesi orange A-line frock with scalloped detailing jazzing up the ladylike silhouette.

With the attention drawn to her frock, she kept her accessories simple, with navy Rupert Sanderson pumps and a matching Rauwolf clutch rounding out her look.

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Holland Roden In Paper London - 'The Leftovers' New York Premiere

Holland Roden attended ‘The Leftovers’ premiere at NYU Skirball Center on Monday (June 23) in New York City.

Never one to shy away from colour, the ‘Teen Wolf’ star donned a bright red Paper London Spring 2014 high-neck crop top with matching shorts with two deep pleats at the side.

The actress styled her look with gold Rupert Sanderson ‘Elba’ pumps and a graphic black and white striped Halston Heritage clutch which provided a nice contrast, standing out against her pop-of-colour shorts.

A high ponytail and deep kohl-rimmed eyes rounded out her red carpet look.

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