Credit: © Sara De Boer / Retna
Aug 19 2006
Christina Ricci looks simply radiant with smoothed-back strands and a messy chignon in back.
Step 1: Mix a nickel-size amount of straightening cream along with a few drops of shine serum and apply onto damp hair. Use the flat edge of a paddle brush to blow dry two-inch sections while pulling hair straight with each stroke.
Step 2: Once dry, run a flat iron over half-inch sections for extra-sleek results.
Step 3: Leaving a few layers out in front, use a natural bristle brush and smooth your strands as you gather them in back. Twist the length until it buckles into a messy bun. Tuck the ends in and pin securely into place.