Get the Look: Zoe Saldana's Messy Ponytail

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Zoe Saldana looked gorgeous at The Words movie premiere in Los Angeles, wearing a lace Ellie Saab dress. But what really caught our eye? The messy, voluminous pontyail. Celebrity hairstylist Mara Roszak created the look for the star, and gave us the step-by-step instructions on how to recreate the look. 

Step 1: Prep and Texturize

Achieving the undone quality of Zoe’s hair relies on creating texture while preventing flyaways. Start by evenly applying John Frieda Frizz-Ease Curl Reviver Styling Mousse ($5.99 at drugstores) through towel-dried hair to tame frizz, boost shine and build texture. For added volume, spray roots with a texturizing spray and rough dry.

Step 2: Secure the Style 

To create the perfect natural wavy texture, loosely braid hair and let it dry. Once hair is completely dry, take out the braid and break up the waves by running your fingers through your hair. Gently tease the crown for a bit of height. Next, pull hair from each side of the face to the back of the head, allowing one section of hair to overlap the other and pin in place with bobby pins. Continue this all the way down the back until all the hair is wrapped into a pony tail shape. Allow the pieces around the face to naturally fall out for a soft feminine look. 

Step 3: Polish and Perfect

To finish the look, mist a thin coat of John Frieda Frizz-Ease Moisture Barrier Firm-Hold Hair Spray ($5.99 at drugstores) in an even, all-around motion.

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