<span>Actress Nina Dobrev attends PaleyFest 2014 Honoring <em>The Vampire Diaries</em> and <em>The Originals</em> on March 22, 2014 in Hollywood, California</span>

Tutorial for long hair: get Nina Dobrev's half-up ponytail

On March 22, Nina Dobrev attended a panel at The Paley Center for Media's PaleyFest 2014. The actress attended the event alongside The Vampire Diaries co-stars Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder.

Nina's look

Nina looked as gorgeous as ever for the event, though her PaleyFest style was a slight departure from her usual fare. This time, Nina walked on the (slightly more) demure side, opting for a retro style navy blue dress and hair bow. The silhouette of the dress was stunning- an a-line cut, belted at the waist, with a peek-a-boo cut-out on the chest that kept the look current. All over studs were used to create a fun pattern.

For her beauty look, Nina kept things simple with a classic dark smoky eye , rosy nude lip, and subtle wash of blush on the apples of her cheeks. Our favorite part of Nina's look had to be her half-up ponytail with bow. It was familiar but fresh and reminded us of a modern-day Dorothy in the Land of Oz.

Get the Look

Step one: Apply heat protection to dry hair. Use a curling iron and wrap the hair loosely around your curling iron to create a subtle wave throughout.

Step two: Using a tail comb, section off the hair from one ear to the other. Use your hands to smooth the hair on the top section back and gather it at the crown of the head. Secure the hair with a hair tie, creating a ponytail.

Top Tip: Either use a hair tie that already has a bow attached, or, secure the hair with a regular hair tie and then use a solid colored ribbon to tie a bow over the elastic.

Step three: Spray your hair with hairspray to lock the style in place.

All done!

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