Blake Lively always looks so pretty and friendly on the red carpet, and last night at the Where the Wild Things Are premiere, her look deserved a gold star. The makeup was pretty simple (pink champagne sparkle eyeshadow, glossy bubblegum pink lip), but her hair, in those perfect starlet curls, was the real standout for me. To find out how to get this glam look, which I'm thinking will be perfect for romantic dinner or some swanky night out in the near future, just keep reading.
- Work a curl-sculpting cream into damp hair, like TIGI Curls Rock Curl Amplifier ($12). Blow-dry, lifting the roots if you have fine hair that needs extra volume.
- Put your hair in large, soft hot rollers, like Conair Jumbo Roller Instant Heat Hair Setters ($34). Allow them to cool down all the way before removing, or, if it doesn't bother you/you're wearing them the next day, sleep on them.
- If, once you've removed the rollers, you have sections that are unruly or not curled enough, use a large-barreled curling iron to fix them by wrapping one-inch strands around the entire length of the heating element. Keep the iron vertical to create the cascading effect, curling sections away from your face.
- Finally, lots of high-hold, fine mist hairspray for those with hair that has trouble holding a curl, like Therapy-G So Fine Aerosol Hairspray for Thinning or Fine Hair ($16), which is designed to give strong hold without adding much weight.