Fast key to stunning: Twisty tendrils!
Finishing an updo with wavy, face-framing wisps takes any strand style from standard to striking. “The flirty, feminine coil adds a soft, youthful touch to a more severe pulled-back ’do,” says Scott King, the hairstylist behind Kate Beckinsale’s look below. “Plus, loose tendrils help any mid-party fallout look pretty and purposeful.” King’s easy to-do: Leaving out a 3" section in front, secure the rest of hair into the updo of your choice. Spritz the left-out hair with a texturizing spray (we like Eva NYC Surf ’s
Up! Texture Spray, $12, Eva-NYC.com), then loosely wrap it around a 11⁄2" curling iron. Next, brush through for a soft wave or leave hanging for a more constructed curl.