Has Kate Beckinsale come undone? Yes, but in a very good way. She appeared on the red carpet at the Total Recall premiere in Los Angeles with a tousled mane that was the perfect complement to her body-skimming Armani Privé gown. It was “edgy, with an effortless feel,” says Mara Roszak, the hairstylist who created the texturized look. Here is how to get Beckinsale's loose tresses.
Step 1: The key to achieving Beckinsale’s undone style is to create texture while preventing frizz and flyaways. Start by evenly applying a defrizzing, wave-enhancing mousse to towel-dried hair. Try: John Frieda Frizz-Ease Curl Reviver Styling Mousse. For added lift and texture, spray roots with a volumizing or texturizing spray, such as Garnier Fructis Style Volumizing Anti-Humidity Hairspray, and dry roughly.
Step 2: While hair is still a bit damp, twist it into small sections to create tousled texture and encourage its natural wave.
Step 3: Once hair is completely dry, gently tease the crown for a bit of height. Then pull hair back into a loose braid.
Step 4: Tuck under the ends of the braid. Then pin it in place with bobby pins, crossing them to secure the look. Allow pieces in the front to fall out and frame the face.
Step 5: To set the style so it stays looking effortlessly perfect, use a firm-hold hair spray. Try:L'Oréal Elnett Satin Hairspray in Extra Strong Hold. Spray it onto your fingertips. Then pinch sections of your hair and rub your fingers together to add more texture and break up strands. Finish by misting a thin coat of hair spray all over the new style.
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About the Author:Karina Giglio is a lifestyle, beauty and health writer whose work has appeared in numerous national publications including Women’s Health, Washingtonian, Ladies Home Journal, OK!, Allure, Fitness, Marie Claire, Bride’s and The New York Post. She was a regular contributor to makeup.com, and her articles and blog posts can be found on prevention.com, dailyglow.com, yahoo.com and huffingtonpost.com. Karina has worked onstaff at Cosmopolitan and YM, as well as being part of the original Sephora.com launch team