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3 Pretty Party Hairstyles

An elegant party look is as easy as 1-2-3 with hairstyles created exclusively for Real Simple by Kate Bryan, the woman behind the popular Small Things Blog.

Side Updo With a Twist by Kate Bryan
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The Side Updo With a Twist

If this teased-and-tucked do had a motto, it would be “Go big or go home.” Starting off with hair that you’ve given texture and fluffiness to by teasing it works for a look that’s deliberately a bit messy. “This very flattering style is the most formal of the three—it’s supposed to look like you’ve put a ton of time into it—but it’s not complex, because it’s broken down into easy steps. And it shouldn’t look perfect,” says Bryan. Which, she points out, is an advantage: “Since it’s supposed to be messy, you can’t mess it up!”

Click here for the step-by-step Side Updo With a Twist how-tos.


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