Yesterday saw the New York Apple Store 'Meet the Filmmaker' event for the new comedy Dirty Weekend, starring Matthew Broderick alongside British blonde beauty Alice Eve. The 33-year-old actress stepped out for the event in a salmon pink vintage Saks dress with gold floral patterning and gold buttons up the front, which apparently only cost her $80, what a bargain! The Star Trek: Into Darkness star then teamed this unique outfit choice with a dark pink lipstick, a slight rosy blush and a perfectly on-point ponytail: the unparalleled choice to pare down any outfit!
Pick the ponytail
With a statement dress like Alice's, the low ponytail is the perfect, toned-down hairstyle to keep all eyes on your outfit. Whether you are looking for a day time or an evening hairstyle, keeping your hair gathered around the nape of your neck can add a level sophisticated chic to your look, and can equally let you get away with a low-maintenance quick hair fix if you are rushing out of the door!
Start with second day hair rather than just-washed locks, or else run some nourishing hair oil through your blow-dried lengths to imitate your hair's natural oils. Use a wide-toothed comb to detangle rather than a brush, as this will rid your hair of those irritating knots without turning any natural waves and curls into balls of frizz.
Separate your hair into a center part with a comb.
Top tip: if you are working with freshly-washed hair, do this step before you blow-dry, as you can then style the part into place while drying for a more even, symmetrical finish!
Coat your fingers with a curl defining serum and tease the lengths of your hair from the ear down to encourage natural, full-bodied waves. Draw your hair back to the nape of your neck and secure with a hair tie, allowing for some strands to fall around the face and in front of the ears for a romantic, soft look. Take a strand of hair from the ponytail and wrap it around the hair tie to neatly conceal it, and tuck the end into the tie to finish the look. Set the look in place with a mist of hairspray and you are ready!