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Back to school updo inspiration from Zoe Saldana

/ 08.28.2014
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  • Zoe Saldana with a chic updo
  • Zoe Saldana at the Cantinflas premere in Los Angeles, August 27, 2014

Finally, reluctantly, we must accept that summer has come to an end and it's time to start getting ready to go back to school. To distract you from the thought of all that work/those early mornings you'll have to get used to again, we suggest taking glamorous approach to your hair. Inspired by the gorgeous Zoe Saldana, we have the perfect red carpet updo tutorial to help you look and feel like a world-renowned movie star on your first day back because, as they say at L'Oréal Paris, you're worth it!

Get the look

Step one
After towel drying your hair, apply L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Blow Out HeatSpray evenly throughout.

Step two
Rough dry your hair completely.

Top tip - When it's about 80% dry, flip your head upside down and blast the roots to help lift your hair.

Step three
Once dried, flip your hair back over and brush it through.

Step four
Spray the crown with Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray and tease with a fine-tooth comb to build some more volume. This will help to form the subtle bouffant Zoe has in the photos above. Once you have an inch or so of extra height, gently smooth the hair over and pin at the back.

Step five
Shake your bangs loose at the front then gather the rest of your hair back into a French twist. To do this, sweep it all to one side then pin it. Roll the ends back in on themselves to cover the pins, and secure with - you guessed it - more pins. If you want/have time, loosely curl the hair at the front à la Zoe with a 1 1/2" curling iron.

Step six
Spray your new style liberally with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray to make sure it stays in place all day long.

That's it!

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