Get the Look: Kerry Washington's Banded Updo

Get the Look: Kerry Washington's Banded Updo(Art by Tanya Leigh Washington)Whether she's on the small screen as Olivia Pope or she's gliding down the red carpet, Kerry Washington's hair is always a thing of envy. Nicole Pearl shows us how to master Washington's ultra-feminine banded updo in eight very simple steps.

Steps (starting wtih the top left image and working down)
1. Start with dry hair. Spray roots with L’Oreal Paris BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray to build height.

2. Take the back section of hair and tease at the roots.

3. Pull hair into a ponytail, securing into an elastic at the middle of the head.

4. Wrap the pony around to form a bun and secure with bobby pins.

5. Slip on an inch-wide headband, so it sits an inch from the hairline.

6. Add more volume to the crown by gently pulling the hair from the top of the pony.

7. Mist the entire head with L’Oreal Paris LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray to set the style.

8.  Finish off with your best Olivia Pope impression, and you're good to go!
Get the Look: Kerry Washington's Banded Updo
(Sources: Ethan Miller/Getty Images North America; Jennifer Avello)
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