Diane Kruger's Hair

How-To: Diane Kruger's Offbeat Bobby-Pinned Style

I'd like to give Diane Kruger several enthusiastic rounds of applause for turning classic styles into something with an edge. Remember her fashionable twisty ponytail or her breezy summertime braids?

At yesterday's Inglourious Basterds premiere in Berlin, Diane's dramatically dark eye makeup and bold, matte lipstick made a statement. And the creative use of bobby pins in her waved hairstyle made for a truly inventive way to use these standard, everyday metal clips. Notice how the pins almost mock a side-braid from afar.

Pins are a great tool for stretching out a haircut and making a style that's growing out look more manageable. And I now have a newfound love for them, thanks to Diane.

To see my tips on how to get the look, keep reading.

  1. Apply a wave-enhancing product to give hold and shine, such as Victoria's Secret So Wave-Enhancing Spray ($10) on damp locks.
  2. After blow-drying, create soft curls with hot rollers or a large-barreled curing iron.
  3. Part the hair on the side, and start pinning the underlayers first, keeping them horizontal to the nape. Pull back the rest of the hair, focusing on pinning on the heavy side of the part in a steplike pattern.
  4. Spritz with hairspray and you've got one amazingly simple and stylish 'do.
  5. Source: WireImage