This boho-chic style made a comeback last season and isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Update your braid with an oversized bow like Thandie Newton, and braid slightly to the side, as opposed to straight back, for a twist on this sexy look.
Low, Messy Bun
This is a perfect style for holding up all night long because the messier it is, the better. Gather your strands and pile them loosely at the nape of your neck with an elastic or a few bobby pins, leaving pieces out at the front to frame your face.
To the Side
Keep your hair in check by following your natural hair part. This will help keep your updo together longer because your hair naturally falls that way. To get a style similar to Scarlett's, curl the ends of your hair with a curling iron and gather it into a low side ponytail with the front piece left out. Pin the curls around the ponytail and use a texturizing cream, like Sally Hershberger Wreck and Roll Texturizing Cream, for added wave at the front of your face. Then, pin the piece back into the ponytail using bobby pins to create wave and volume.
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We bet that your feet will throw in the towel from too much dancing in your stilettos before this hairstyle will. Pile hair into a high ponytail and wrap it around a thick elastic for a bun that will go way past last call. Top off with a long-lasting hairspray like Aussie Opposites Attract Extra Strong + Touchable Feel Hairspray.
If you have difficulty getting your hair up, create a faux updo like Jessica Biel. Using bobby pins, pin hair back at the nape of your neck (a low ponytail minus the elastic). Take away the front section of your hair and, using a flatiron, angle it to dramatically frame your face. The key to making this style stick is to cross the bobby pins in an "X" fashion to keep them secure. This may be not a great style for a Friday out dancing with the girls, but it will look great for a cocktail or housewarming party.
Create a mini-bouffant updo with side-swept bangs for a sophisticated look. Blow-dry hair and apply a volumizing spray like Frédéric Fekkai Instant Volume Spray. Pile hair high and pin under at the nape with a few bobby pins. Instead of pulling pieces down like a regular bouffant, dry your bangs to the side with a round brush. Mist a light coating of hairspray for extra hold.
For extra-thick hair that won't stay up, opt for a half- up 'do. Use a golf-ball-size amount of mousse (try Pantene Pro-V Texture Moussing Foam Wax) and blow-dry hair 75 percent dry. Backcomb the hair at the crown of your head for volume and, using a round brush, dry it the rest of the way through. Gently pin up the front section of your hair (think mini-Bumpit) and secure with a few bobby pins. Curl the ends with a small curling iron for extra wave.
Any updo can get a little additional oomph with some extra details. Pump up a side ponytail by winging your hair out to go with or against your part. To do this, take your bangs and blow-dry against the way they naturally fall (usually opposite to where they part). Then, using a flatiron, make them super-straight while fraying the ends with your fingers like Lo Bosworth.
Add a twist to your bun by doing exactly that twisting. Pile your hair high, and instead of wrapping it around an elastic, split the ponytail into two parts, twisting each into the base of the ponytail.