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How To: Claire Danes's Polished Pulled-Back 'Do

How To: Claire Danes's Polished Pulled-Back 'Do

Claire Danes totally nailed her look at the premiere of Evening in NYC on Tuesday night. Her lips are bright, her skin is glowing, and her hair looks simple but full of volume.

This pulled-back, partly down style with a touch of bouffant at the crown is very popular — Carmen Electra chose a similar look for her wedding hair — and it's also very easy. So for this week's How To, I've created simple step-by-step instructions on how to recreate Claire's look at home, complete with product recommendations you can scroll through below. (Want to create your own celebrity beauty look? Try this week's TeamSugar challenge.)

For four more steps,

  • Step 3: Working in sections — around eight sections is usually plenty — dry hair away from your face using a large round brush to create the curves at the tips like Claire's. When you are finished drying, wrap each section of hair around the brush several times. Hold the brush and give each section a shot of cold air to set.
  • Step 4: If you are looking for added waves, use a one-and-a-half-inch or larger barreled curling iron to add some curls and volume.
  • Step 5: Grab a section of hair at the front crown and back-tease the underside to give it some volume. Next, hold that same section of hair, smooth out the topside with a brush, and pin the section using two to three bobby pins. Position the pins away from your ears at a 45-degree angle, and allow them to overlap for more hold.
  • Step 6: Lastly, mist your entire head with a medium to firm hold hairspray. Make sure that you do an extra once-over at the crown, since you won't want any fly-aways to spoil your look.


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mustepullo mustepullo 9 years
She looks great :)
katygirlthing katygirlthing 10 years
wow shes pretty!! loved her in romeo and juliet!
hollygo4405 hollygo4405 10 years
Thanks so for makes this style super easy!
bugness bugness 10 years
Thanks so much! I don't know how many times I've stood in front of the mirror struggling with how to create this look...
partysugar partysugar 10 years
Bella, I love your hair how to's! I might have to do this look for my sister's graduation this weekend.
JennaV JennaV 10 years
Thanks for the how-to! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this look.
poetess poetess 10 years
I love the video jug and youtube makeup videos but I still cannot master the art of makeup-even the simple stuff!
amyfinke amyfinke 10 years
thanks, bella - I love this look!!!
Lill-McGill Lill-McGill 10 years
I think this style looked great on her! yay for now knowing how to do it too!
Daisie Daisie 10 years
Also, I think a close match to her lips might be Clinique's KissyFit gloss!
Daisie Daisie 10 years
Thank you, Bella! I LOVED how Claire looked here! Her hair and makeup are flawless and yes, I wanted to reproduce them!! Thanks! XD
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
Oooh into my favorites!
AlliJean AlliJean 10 years
I'm a bridesmaid next week and I think I'm going to go with this look. So fresh & clean!
BeautifyMyLife BeautifyMyLife 10 years
she looks gorgeous!! now if jared leto could only look as good as he did on my so called life, i would be a very happy girl.
stormynite03 stormynite03 10 years
that would be so pretty and classy for a photoshoot my friend is going to do...thanks for the steps!
Camarogirl67 Camarogirl67 10 years
She's so gorgeous, great hair!
MissBardot MissBardot 10 years
I love this look, I wear my hair like this all the time!
steen steen 10 years
Wow! This is awesome! I think I'm going to see about using it for my beach wedding... Thanks so much! I've been going crazy trying to find a hairstyle.
accessxdenied accessxdenied 10 years
sounds superbly easy!
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