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How to Style the Gossip Girl's Updo

You probably thought of copying Gossip Girl Dreama Walker’s romantic updo the moment you laid eyes on it. Luckily, this is not difficult. The styling of this updo is going to be a success at first try. Have fun styling this soft updo with the braid on one side and the long curl falling across your forehead. You find our hair tutorial with step by step instructions right here

If you like watching the US series "Gossip Girl" you probably remember seeing the now 26-year old actress wearing hairdos in a style all of her own. Dreama Walker is now starring in the psycho thriller "Compliance". The movie is based on real events and shows how people respond to authority figures. In the movie, the 19-year old fast food store employee Becky (Dreama Walker) is accused of theft and becomes the victim in a dangerous cat-and-mouse game.

At a recent press event Dreama Walker showed another intriguing side of herself. She looked sweet with her soft romantic updo and infectious smile.

Tools Needed to Style Dreama Walker's Updo

Aside from shoulder length hair, you need styling mousse, a round brush, bobby pins, a curling iron, hair wax, and hairspray.

How to Style Dreama Walker's Soft Updo

1. After shampooing work styling mousse through your towel-dry hair. Then pull your hair over a round brush while blow-drying it.

2. Create a side parting. On the side where you created the side parting, start French braiding your side hair at the level of your temple and continue braiding to the back of your head. Now combine the end of the braid and the rest of your hair to a medium high ponytail.

3. Twist the ponytail until you can easily form it into a chignon.

4. At the other side of the parting, take a one inch wide strand of front hair and use curling iron to create a single soft curl. Allow this strand to fall across your forehead and past your ear. You may like to accentuate the end of this stray curl with hair wax.

If you don't have a curling iron you can slightly dampen the front strand of hair and mist it with some hairspray before wrapping it around your finger. Then blow-dry the strand and release it.

5. Hairspray helps to keep the casual look in place for a long time.