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Celebrity Beauty Secrets! Copy Blake Lively's Amazing Hair Using Pin Curls!

Fri, January 28, 2011 11:32am EDT by 1 Comment

This time-tested beauty trick is one of the ways the Gossip Girl gets her amazing volume. Here’s how to try this at home!

Spotted on the streets of NYC: Blake Lively, apparently racing from hair and makeup to film a scene of Gossip Girl. Everyone’s talking about Blake’s character Serena and how she gets that amazing mane of hair. Well, now we have a good clue: setting her hair in pin curls! Read on to learn how to do this at home!

Let’s face it: Serena’s hair is really another character on the show it’s so popular: lion’s mane-like volume, impossible waves and curls and a color that doesn’t seem possible in nature. Pin curls are a great way to achieve this type of soft volume and gentle curls. Added bonus? You can set your hair and let them cool while you’re doing your makeup to save time? Here’s how to get the look:

  1. Blow your hair dry with a round brush, using a heat-protection spray that will add some shine.
  2. Using a large barrel curling iron, curl 1″ sections of your hair, setting each curl with a duckbill clip. Repeat all the way around your head.
  3. Let your curls cool while you do your makeup.
  4. Once the set has curled, use your fingers to tousle the curls and finger comb into your desired style. Mist with a great hairspray that allows for hold as well as movement and you’re done!

This works on all hair textures and all hair lengths from a bob all the way to those who have Blake’s extraordinary length. Will you give this style a try?


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