As for the hairstyle, I love the contrast between the shiny, stick-straight blunt bangs against the tousled and waved texture of the rest of her strands. It's fresh and unique, a great style for making your holiday party hair look extra special. Find out my tips for achieving the look at home when you read more.
- Apply a medium-hold gel to damp locks to provide shine and staying-power. Blow-dry the hair, scrunching with your fingers to create a tousled look. For the bang area, use a paddle brush to encourage the hair to lie straight, following the brush right behind with your dryer with each stroke. Direct the flow of the dryer downward toward your face to create the perfect shiny bang. Tip: if you don't have blunt bangs, why not try a clipon, like Jessica Simpson HairDo Bang ($29)?
- Once the hair is dry, use a medium-barreled curling iron to create wave. For a not-too-perfect effect, curl every other strand of hair. When finished, break up the curl with your fingers and run a texturizing cream through the wave for a slightly matte effect. I like Aveda Light Elements Defining Whip ($22).