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Blake Lively at the 2008 Teen Choice Awards: How to Get Her Hairstyle

How-To: Blake Lively's Teen Choice Awards Hair

You all really loved Blake Lively's look at the 2008 Teen Choice Awards, judging by the poll results. This casual updo showcases her golden highlights and gives her a sassy yet casual vibe. Best of all, it's the polar opposite of structured, every-hair-in-its-place updos — so you don't need to be a Sally Hershberger or Frederic Fekkai to recreate it at home.

To get Blake's loosely twisted ponytail,


  • Step one: Start with freshly washed hair, then blow-dry it until it's about 70-80 percent dry. Apply a styling cream like Bumble and Bumble's Styling Lotion for some texture and soft hold. Continue to blow-dry using a round brush, focusing on lifting your roots for volume.
  • Step two: Create a side part. It doesn't have to be perfect — the whole style is meant to be a little unkempt.
  • Step three: Separate your entire bang area from one ear all the way to the next. Do this by taking a chunk of hair starting at your hairline and continuing about two inches back. Gather from one side of the part down to your ear, and then do the same thing on the other side.
  • Step four: With an elastic band, create a low-slung ponytail, keeping the bangs separate.
  • Step five: Now here's the fun part! Loosely twist pieces of your bangs back into the ponytail. Secure them with bobby pins, or tuck them into the ponytail band itself. Concentrate on the heavy side of the part, twisting two or three sections. On the not-so-heavy side, twist only one or two smaller sections. Let a nice piece of your bangs hang down, like Blake does near her center part. If any pieces fall out, tuck them behind your ear or leave them the way they naturally fall. Blake's look has such a tousled feel.
  • Step six: For the final touches, lightly curl the ends of your hair around your face and throughout the ponytail. Take a one-inch section from the ponytail and wrap it around the elastic band to hide any pins; secure with a well-hidden bobby pin. Add a touch of lightweight texturizing hairspray, like Frederic Fekkai's Coiff Oceanique Tousled Wave Spray ($23), and you are ready to go!


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chiquita29 chiquita29 7 years
Cool, thanks :)
chiquita29 chiquita29 7 years
Cool, thanks :)
emalove emalove 7 years
I know, thanks, Bella! I love this look.
Swen Swen 7 years
This is really cute and sounds easy. Thanks for the how-to!
donamaria donamaria 7 years
Beautiful Blake! :)
donamaria donamaria 7 years
Beautiful Blake! :)
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