Last night Julia Roberts attended the August: Osage County premiere in LA wearing something we never expected — a messy chignon. We've seen her in a bun before, but this updo was definitely more casual than in the past. It's usually her long, layered waves that attract our eyes on the red carpet.
Looking to get this style for your next party? It's simple. First, create volume at the crown with a teasing brush or by backcombing. Then smooth hair over the top. Pull the hair back into a low ponytail near the nape, making sure to leave a few short pieces out around the face. Red carpet tip: you'll notice Julia's bun is a bit off center. Position your pony an inch to one side, and you'll be able to see the style even in head on pictures. To create the chignon, loop hair upward and secure with an elastic, then take any ends and secure around the sides and underneath the bun using bobby pins. We love Julia's intentionally off-kilter look, but vote below to tell us you're opinion on this style.