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Nina Dobrev’s No-Fuss Top Knot Tutorial

Keep your hair frizz-free this summer in one of the easiest hairstyles to master, the top knot. Actress Nina Dobrev was recently spotted rocking a top knot on the red carpet, and we were so inspired to try a tutorial of our own!

The is the ultimate summer hairstyle which is so flattering on all hair types, and takes just 5 minutes to complete.

RELATED: How To Get The Perfect Top Knot

Instructions

1. To keep your hair from falling out of the bun, using a volumising mousse while it’s still damp. It will also make the rest of the bun look quick and full!

Nina Dobrev's No-Fuss Top Knot Tutorial

Apply to damp hair (avoiding the scalp), and leave to dry naturally or use a hair drier on a cool setting so it doesn’t harm the hair follicle.

Nina Dobrev's No-Fuss Top Knot Tutorial

Charles Worthington Volume & Bounce Body Booster Mousse, $15.99

2. Pull your hair into a high ponytail, then secure tightly with a hair elastic. You might need to use 2 if your hair is super-thick and textured.

Nina Dobrev's No-Fuss Top Knot Tutorial

Scunci No Damage Hair Elastic (18 Pack), $8.99

3. Take small sections from the ponytail, and use a flat iron to give them some extra shape. This is ideal for creating extra volume for thin hair!

Nina Dobrev's No-Fuss Top Knot Tutorial

VS Sassoon Str8 Up Straightener, $44.89

4. Once you’re done with the flat iron, comb out your curls then twist your hair around in a bun. To create the illusion of extra hair, take small sections and pin them under the elastic.

Nina Dobrev's No-Fuss Top Knot Tutorial

Lady Jane Comb, $6.89

5. Keep everything together using a medium-strength hair spray. Tease out any additional parts of your bun to make your hair look thick and healthy!

Nina Dobrev's No-Fuss Top Knot Tutorial

Hair Nutrition Dry Shampoo, $6.00

Images via Starity

August 5, 2015

Best Red Carpet Dresses of the Week

It was a busy week for celebrity style with the Golden Globes, but with dozens of before and after parties, there was plenty of incredible celebrity fashion on tap. Here are our favourite red carpet dresses of the week.

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The Aussies were taking over L.A. this week. First up, Abbie Cornish in DVF at Diane Von Furstenberg’s Journey of A Dress Exhibition Opening Celebration held at LACMA. Looks like it may have been borrowed from the American Hustle set, but we love it!

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Over at the G’Day USA Black Tie Gala, Elle Macpherson glittered in gold.

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Naomi Watts was the epitome of old Hollywood glam in a delicate pale blue Marchesa dress.

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Cate Blanchett continued to reign over Hollywood, this time in silk Prabal Gurung.

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OK, it may not technically be a red carpet dress, but Lupita Nyong’o wins by a mile in her Peter Pilotto top and shorts at the Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations.

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Jennifer Lopez brought back leather and lace in this sexy LBD at the Fox TCA party in Pasadena. Studded heels and red lips completed the bombshell look.

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Nina Dobrev rocked this stunning strapless Emilio Pucci dress adorned with stars at the Art of Elysium Heaven Gala.

Who wore the best red carpet dresses this week? Tell us in the comments!

Photos: Just Jared

January 17, 2014

Get the Look: Nina Dobrev’s Braided Updo

Nina Dobrev looked so pretty at the TrevorLIVE event in Hollywood on the weekend, wearing a braided bun that is one of the most elegant hair up styles we’ve seen on the red carpet.

It might look intricate, but celebrity hairstylist Marcus Francis explains how to recreate this look in just 5 easy steps (so if you’re looking for summer wedding hair inspiration, pay attention!).

1. Apply a generous amount of Suave Professionals Volumizing Mousse to damp hair and rough dry with hands and a blowdryer.

2. Make a messy side part and divide hair into two sections — down the center in the back. Lightly tease the crown with a tail comb for a little height.

3. Spray each side with Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo to revive hair and add volume and texture. Begin French braiding the first section against the head, continuing to the ends like you would a side ponytail, and secure with an elastic. Repeat with the other side.

4. Loosen each braid by pulling each side, allowing for pieces to come out, giving that soft, effortless look. Take one of the braids and pin it across the back to create a large bun using hair pins. Do the same with the other braid, going back and forth along the back to blend in with the first braid.

5. Finally, pull out a few face framing layers and spray the entire look with Suave Professionals Touchable Finish Extra Hold Hairspray to set.

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December 10, 2013