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Recreate this look by pin curling your hair at night. In the morning, release the curls and lightly tousle.
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Alicia Keys’ natural curls are the perfect combination of cute, sexy, and easy! Simply apply a leave-in conditioner like Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk ($12, sephora.com), scrunch, diffuse, and pull the top half back in an elastic ponytail holder.
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Sometimes the easiest, quickest hairstyles look the fanciest. To recreate Tia Mowry’s deceptively complicated-looking red carpet coif, simply create a side part, sweep hair to one side and twist into a loose bun. Leave out bangs and a few face-framing tendrils.
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There’s nothing sexier than a slightly “undone” updo—and it only takes minutes to achieve. Recreate Rachel Roy’s high topknot by sweeping long hair (or a fall) into a super-high pony, twisting it into a bun, and then gently picking out random strands with the sharp end of a fine-tooth comb.
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If you have long layers, a side ponytail a’la Keisha Whitaker is a quick, easy way to look chic. To do, gather hair into a slightly off-center pony at the nape of your neck, leaving out bangs.
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Halle Berry’s signature pixie cut manages to be both incredibly sexy and edgy at the same time! The best part? It takes two seconds to style. Wrap your hair in a silk scarf at night to keep the sides flat, and in the AM, run a lightweight wax like Rene Furturer Styling Wax ($23) between hands and then finger-tousle the top portion.
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A great way to add oomph to a long blowout is to part it on the side and slide in a prim bobby pin, like Lyndsey Scott at a Tommy Hilfiger’s Fall show.
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What’s easier—and faster—than a super-sleek, high ponytail? On bad hair days, simply slick hair into a tight ponytail at the crown of your head, and attach a long, swingy fall. Instant glamour!
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To instantly glamify natural curls, twist the back of the hair into a casual chignon, securing with bobby pins (it doesn’t have to be perfect—the messier, the better!). Allow the top and sides to fall naturally.
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Need to get glam in a flash? Take a cue from Lala's skinny headband—not only does it immediately add a certain chic to your ’do, it helps keep flyaways and frizzy roots in place!
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