Hair Look of the Day
FEBRUARY 3, 2011
Minka Kelly's Soft Layers
THE STYLE Long gradual layers with subtle bend at the ends
WHERE A NYLON magazine party in New York City
WHY WE LOVE IT Minka Kelly's touchable style, created by Mark Townsend, reminded us of a simple truth: No matter how good your haircut is, if your hair isn't styled well, no one will know. If you've got long layers—and most of us do—rather than blowing them out pin-straight, take a few extra minutes to add a slight curl on the ends. It flatters your face and gives a simple style welcome movement.
Gillian Jacobs's Brushed-Out Curls
THE STYLE Loose, combed-through curls swept back from the forehead
WHERE The Entertainment Weekly 2011 Pre-SAG Party in Los Angeles
WHY WE LOVE IT Community star Gillian Jacobs reminded us of a simple way to boost volume: Rather than parting your hair, push it straight back. Volume icons like Veruschka and Brigitte Bardot kept this trick near and dear—try it the next time your strands fall a bit flat. (A blast of hairspray will help your hair stay put.)
Dianna Agron's Knotty Bun
THE STYLE A low, messy twist and graphic, sideswept bangs
WHERE The 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
INSIDE SCOOP "For Dianna Agron's look, we merged vintage and modern by doing a double knot in the back and sweeping the bangs to one side. That way, you get a glimpse of the effortlessly undone 'do from every angle,” said Suave Professionals hairstylist Jenny Cho. To literally knot Agron's strands, Cho split the hair down the center in two sections. "Tie the two sections like you're tying a bow and secure with pins. Then make another knot right under the first, and secure with more pins. Leave the ends out to give it the undone finish," she advises.