We love the especially sophisticated look of supersleek hair worn in a low bun, like Twilight star Camilla Belle, or a high, ballerina-inspired top knot. The slicked-back style emphasizes powerful makeup and certainly doesn’t get in the way of statement jewelry or stand-out gowns, but is still a dramatic look on its own.
Here’s how you can achieve this style for a power meeting at the office, during your next cocktail soiree or at this year’s holiday party:
Step one: On slightly damp hair, comb a pomade or a wax through your strands.
Step two: Use the tail end of a comb to create an extra-straight part like Belle’s, then smooth your hair into place. If you want a high or low bun, tie your hair into a ponytail, wrap it around the base and pin in place.
Step three: Finish the look with a spritz of lightweight hairspray and smooth out any leftover frizzies with your hand.
The real beauty of this look is that you will go the entire evening without worrying if you need a brush to get your hair in order. Now that’s good lookin’ out!