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Cannes party hairstyle tutorial: Lara Stone's matte ponytail

/ 05.23.2014
Recreate Lara's matte pony for a night out of your own!
Recreate Lara's matte pony for a night out of your own!
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The Cannes Film Festival is easily one of the best sources of glamorous hairstyle inspiration, not least because people like L'Oréal Paris spokesperson Lara Stone coming up with one great look after another. At the amfAR gala, the Dutch model rocked up with a simple yet very chic ponytail. It kept all of her hair back off her face and the matte finish added some intrigue to an otherwise quite regular hairstyle.

If you have a night out planned and would like to try this style on for size, simply follow the tutorial below...

What you need:

Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray
Brush
Hair tie
Bobby pins

Step one: Brush the hair through to remove any knots before you start.

Step two: Spray the hair evenly with High Lift Creation spray then brush it all through again. If you want a more volumized look than Lara's, tease the roots with a fine-tooth comb then smooth the hair back over.

Step three: Gather all the hair back into a high ponytail and secure with a hair tie. If possible, use a fabric tie to avoid major denting and/or potential shaft damage.

Step four: Take a section of hair from the ponytail and wrap it around the hair tie to camouflage it. Pin the hair underneath the base of the pony to hold it in place.

Step five: Use your hands to delicately muss the top of your hair and to smooth down the lengths of the pony. If you have shorter hair than Lara Stone, secure any hair that falls out with pins that closely match your hair colour.

That's it!

Now all you have to do is practice your favored intense eyeliner technique...

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