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The holidays are around the corner, which means that your calendar will be packed to bursting with festive gatherings. You'll need several hairstyles to help you make the rounds, and with help from Ben Skervin, Vidal Sassoon ambassador and hairstylist to Katy Perry and Keira Knightley, we've selected five red carpet hairdos to serve as inspiration.
THE EYE-CATCHING HEADBAND
You heard it here: It's possible to create a feminine updo with only chin-length hair! All you need is a sparkly headband, a curling iron and a few pins. Skervin created this romantic style on Keira Knightley for the L.A. premiere of Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. He started by curling Keira's hair to create texture, and then braided random sections and loosely pinned up the braids and curls. To keep the look carefree, "pull out pieces and rough it up," says Skervin. Don a headband fashioned like a forest garland and you'll exude the light-footed grace of a woodland nymph.
Tip: Make your own headband by pinning pretty earrings or brooches to a strip of ribbon.
FLARE pick: Eugenia Kim Lyra gold-tone leaf headband, $240, .