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Last updated: September 05, 2012

Zoe Saldana’s Undone Ponytail

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Zoe Saldana’s Undone Ponytail

Celebrity hairstylist artist Mara Roszak created Zoe Saldana’s look for The Words premiere in Los Angeles. Taking inspiration from Zoe’s lace Ellie Saab dress, Mara opted for an “undone and sexy, yet effortless low, messy ponytail” for the red carpet.

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    Achieving the undone quality of Zoe’s hair relies on creating texture while preventing flyaways. Start by evenly applying a curling mousse through towel-dried hair to tame frizz, boost shine and build texture. For added volume, spray roots with a texturizing spray and rough dry.

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    To create the perfect natural wavy texture, loosely braid hair and let it dry. Once hair is completely dry, take out the braid and break up the waves by running your fingers through the hair. Gently tease the crown for a bit of height. Next, pull hair from each side of the face to the back of the head, allowing one section of hair to overlap the other and pin in place with bobby pins. Continue this all the way down the back until all the hair is wrapped into a pony tail shape. Allow the pieces around the face to naturally fall out for a soft feminine look.

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    To finish the look, mist a thin coat of firm hold hairspray in an even, all-around motion.