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Taraji P. Henson’s Chic Side Bun

If you’ve ever wanted to put a spin on the traditional red carpet updo, Taraji P. Henson’s sophisticated bun is the one to try. Here’s how to get it:

1. Start by parting your hair deeply to the side — this automatically gives your hairstyle a more dramatic effect.

2. Use a 1-inch curling iron to curl the bottom half of your hair. Don’t worry about making your curls look too perfect, since you’ll be pinning them up.

3. Once all of your hair is curled, sweep your hair to one side. Gather your hair into a ponytail behind your ear, and secure it with an elastic.

4. Section off your ponytail into several sections, and loosely pin up your curls to create a big, piece-y bun at the side of your head.

4. Mist your entire updo with anti-humidity hairspray to keep it smooth and frizz-free (try Sexy Hair Concepts Smooth and Seal Aerated Anti-Frizz & Shine Spray, $18.99).