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Natalie Dormer


A hairstyle that does it all? Yes, please!

While a chic chignon or old Hollywood waves are lovely, a look we can wear at the beach, to the office and wherever the night may take us is a tad bit more appealing. The messy ponytail, for instance, never fails to disappoint—even on the red carpet.

Celebs like Jennifer Lopez, Chrissy Teigen and, most recently, Natalie Dormer at the 2016 Golden Globes have opted for the relatively laidback style, pairing their ponies with fancy frocks for an edgy contrast. So, we're calling it: The messy ponytail will continue to be a red-carpet staple, which is why we called celeb hairstylist Marc Mena to show us the easy steps.

The trick to mastering this look is all about building volume, so create tension throughout your strands (Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray is a celeb-favorite) and build that volume, with Kérastase Resistance Volumifique Spray. Watch the video for the full tutorial—and just remember: The best thing about this look is that it doesn't have to be perfect.

"The only way to screw this up is if you don't have enough texture," said the hair pro.

Someone pass us the dry texturizing spray, stat. The world awaits!

ESC 2.0 Column Bios Natalie