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Best Prom Updos

Teens can get glam for the big night by stealing these red carpet-worthy updos from Hollywood's hottest young stars. Here, hair pros share simple, step-by-step instructions for recreating each gorgeous prom hairstyle at home.

By Kelly L. Phillips

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Michelle Trachtenberg
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The Ultra-Simple Twist

Michelle Trachtenberg's updo looks low-maintenance, but it's also totally sophisticated.

How to do it: Smooth volumizing mousse through hair while it's still wet, advises celebrity stylist Ron King of bô Salon in Austin, Texas. Let air-dry. Then, twist top layers around a medium-barrel curling iron. Pull one tendril down asymmetrically across face and curl with a small-barrel curling iron. Pull the rest of hair back into a pretty bun or chignon. Secure with plenty of bobby pins.

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