This week, Naomi Watts stepped out at the Los Angeles premiere of The Impossible (for which she has already received SAG and Golden Globe best actress noms) looking radiant in retro waves and a floral cream and violet Zac Posen gown. The 1920s-style hair perfectly complemented the bias cut and fluttering sleeves of her dress—making her appear to be headed to the world’s most elegant post-war tea party. That’s not to say that she looked costumey—rather, she transcended the limits of time and space that confine us mere mortals to radiate confidence and beauty in any era or setting.
To achieve a similar look, draw a deep side part that angles slightly towards the crown of the head, then set hair in hot rollers. Once cool, remove rollers and add extra definition by twisting a few strands around a one-inch curling iron. Allow to cool again before brushing out curls and tying hair into a loose, low ponytail. Roll ends under and fix with bobby pins. Mist with a flexible hold hairspray.
FLARE pick: Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Flexible Hold Hairspray, $4, well.ca.