Cate Blanchette Hairstyle

Turn a Ponytail into a Red Carpet Masterpiece in Under 5 Minutes

With the flip of a brush, a blow dryer and some product, you can turn any old ponytail into a chic red carpet look. Take Cate Blanchett's beauty style last night for example. In Sydney, she arrived to the AACTA Awards in a red sequin Armani Privé gown that she paired with funky black earrings that she was able to show off with her sweet updo. Here's how you can create her look at home in three easy steps that shouldn't take you longer than five minutes:

  • Step 1: Tease the crown of your hair with a comb, and then spray a bit of hairspray at the roots for hold. Brush back gently and gather hair at the nape of the neck in a low ponytail leaving your fringe free. Secure with an elastic.
  • Step 2: Dampen your fringe with a spot of water and spritz with a styling spray. Next, use a small, round boar-bristle brush and roll fringe outwards towards your ear. Blow dry on a hot setting and then use the cool shot feature on your dryer to set the roll.
  • Step 3: Spray all over with hairspray — and voila — you're red carpet ready in a flash!
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