Get the Look: Dascha Polanco's Sleek Gold Leaf Ponytail

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Dascha Polanco was a a true glam diva for the premiere of Orange Is the New Black season four on Thursday. 

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The dominicana showed up looking fierce in an off-the-shoulder red gown, decked out in gold accents from head to toe (literally). Celeb hairstylist Cynthia Alvarez teamed up with Dove to create Polanco's blinged-out ponytail. 

See Alvarez's full breakdown below on how to get her sleek gold leaf ponytail:

- To obtain this look, I started by applying the Dove Regenerative Nourishment Serum-In-Oil to her damp hair from roots to ends. This helps to control frizz while adding in shine.

- Next, I blow-dried her hair in small sections, making sure to point the nozzle downward to flatten her roots. Once her hair was completely dry, I used a flat iron on the ends.

- I aligned her deep side part with the arch of her brow (this placement is the most flattering) and gathered her hair into a low ponytail. Once secured with a ponytail holder, I took a small piece of loose hair and wrapped it around the base to conceal the ponytail holder and pinned it into place.

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- Now this is where it gets fun! To prepare her hair for the gold foil, I applied a thin layer of gel to her part and the base of the ponytail. Using the open end of a bobby pin, I broke off small pieces of the foil and placed them directly onto the gel. It can get tricky as the gold can be delicate and sticks to everything so I made sure my placement was deliberate. I repeated the same steps for the base of the ponytail. To set the gold foil in place, I finished the look off with the Dove Style + Care Flexible Hold Hairspray.

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