Kate Upton

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We think it's pretty obvious that we have a massive girl crush on Kate Upton. When the Sports Illustrated model isn't channeling Marilyn Monroe, she wows us like she did at the LA premiere of The Other Woman with an updo that is a modern take on Grace Kelly meets Madonna circa "Like a Virgin."

Perhaps it's her All-American good looks that make any hairstyle look amazing, but when we saw these photos of Kate, we crushed on how the model/actress was able to make looking iconic seem so easy.

Try the Look: Celebrity hairstylist Peter Butler created this sleek look with Kate's hair pulled back into a knot in the center of the back of her head.

Starting with Kate's hair damp, Peter applied three big dollops of Leonor Greyl's Mousse au Lotus Volumatrice, one on the top of her head, one split between the sides, and one on the back. He ran it through her hair from roots to ends, concentrating on the roots. Then he blew out her hair with a paddle brush for volume.

While blowing out her hair, Peter intermittently sprayed Leonor Greyl's Spray Structure Naturelle section by section to give more volume, concentrating on the roots in the front to give them more strength and to create the lift.

Next, Peter applied the tiniest bit of Éclat Naturel to each section of hair before curling with a large-barrel curling wand. "The Éclat Naturel gave the hair a bit more texture, an almost wet look, and nice separation for when I combed it out. This was really the key product to her look as it created that nice sleek, wet look we wanted." 

For the front of her hair, he used a smaller barreled curling wand to create the shape and then used a bit more Éclat Naturel to smooth down any flyaways.

After finishing curling the entire head, Peter pulled Kate's hair back with his fingers and put it into a ponytail with an elastic band with hooks. "This really keeps the ponytail in place so the hair doesn't slide and get loose afterwards." Then, he wrapped the ponytail around the base and used four hairpins to secure it in place.

For the finishing touch, he misted the hair with Leonor Greyl Lacque Souple to keep the shape all night.   

We love that Kate has rocked her new movie's press tour with looks from blond icons that span the decades. Okay, so now she's done Marilyn, Grace and Madonna…who will be next? Brigitte Bardot? Lana Turner? Now if she would only trade in that pink lipstick for fire engine red…then the world would be too perfect.

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