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Celeb-inspired party hair and makeup tutorial: Jessica Alba

Allison Pynn has worked on the faces of Paula Abdul, America Ferrera, The Band Perry, Bret Michaels, and Sarah Palin. She grew up in rural Indiana running around corn fields and digging up worms, but always with lip gloss on! Allison has...

Topknot and extra glitter

Since the Met Ball always brings a ton of glam, it was easy to pick this Jessica Alba style and recreate her hair and makeup to inspire your next party look.
Topknot and extra glitter
Get the look

Topknot and extra glitter

Since the Met Ball always brings a ton of glam, it was easy to pick this Jessica Alba style and recreate her hair and makeup to inspire your next party look.

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The hair tutorial

Supplies:

  • Brush
  • Ponytail holder
  • Bobby pins
  • Hairspray

Instructions:

1

Pull hair into a high, tight ponytail and tie off with ponytail holder.

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2

Take top portion of ponytail and backcomb (tease) underneath.

Topknot and extra glitter

3

Move bottom portion of ponytail over to get it out of the way and bobby pin the top portion to head creating a loop.

Topknot and extra glitter

4

Pull bottom portion of ponytail around the loop and swoop it around the front.

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5

Bobby pin the swooped hair into place.

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6

Adjust the swooped hair so that it covers any gaps in the loop. This style should look neat and polished.

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7

Spray with hairspray to finish the look.

Topknot and extra glitter

Photo credits: Article header via Getty Images

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