Hair“Revenge” Star Christa B. Allen Models Holiday Hairstyles, Spills Secret to Great Brows
  • Allen's bold brows and piercing eyes make enough of a statement alone, so she often just needs a hint or two of makeup to jazz up her look. Makeup artist Gita Bass suggests starting with a metallic cream shadow as a base for any holiday look because it will ensure staying power.

    (DVF Black & Gold Circles Top, $465, Bloomingdales.com; Laruicci Gold Hoop Earrings, $145, laruicci.com)

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  • Hairstylist Brian Magallones created glamorous old Hollywood curls for Allen, and told us that the key to making this style last is in letting the pin curls set and fully cool before unraveling them.

    (Alice & Olivia Floor Length Black and Nude Lace Gown, $1,298, netaporter.com; Mixology NYC Pyramid Rhinestone Necklace, $150, mixologynyc.com)

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  • Once you've let the curls cool, Magallones added that at this point you can always run your fingers through the hair and style it as desired, finishing with a firm holding hairspray like Rene Furterer Paris Vegetal Finishing Hairspray, which Magallones used on set.

    (Alice + Olivia Floor Length Black and Nude Lace Gown, $1,298, netaporter.com; Mixology NYC Pyramid Rhinestone Necklace, $150, mixologynyc.com)

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  • To get that perfect tousled updo, Magallones recommends keeping it "as simple as possible." To get Allen's look, "start by teasing the roots all over to get volume and texture. Follow by simply pulling the hair back and twisting it up into a classic French twist or simple bun. Once the hair is secure, you can pull out some pieces to frame the face."

    (Alice + Olivia Hattie Tiered Dress, $798, saksfifthavenue.com; Club Rosina Sparkle Earrings, $59.50, clubmonaco.com; Ben Amun Pearl and Crystal Teardrop Necklace, $230, belk.com; Ruthie Davis Linden Pump, $798, amazon.com)

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  • Keeping in line with that "effortless" feel, Bass gave Allen a soft pale lip using Make Up For Ever's Wet Rouge Artist Naturale in Satin Beige to tone down her smokey eye.

    (Alice + Olivia Hattie Tiered Dress, $798, saksfifthavenue.com; Club Rosina Sparkle Earrings, $59.50, clubmonaco.com; Ben Amun Pearl and Crystal Teardrop Necklace, $230)

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  • For a great holiday makeup look, Bass notes that the key is "to think shimmer, not glitter!" Her trick for a great holiday look is to layer a metallic cream shadow on as a base and then apply a shimmery powder shadow over the top, creating an intense combination that will also have staying power.

    (Alice + Olivia Hattie Tiered Dress, $798, saksfifthavenue.com; Club Rosina Sparkle Earrings, $59.50, clubmonaco.com; Ben Amun Pearl and Crystal Teardrop Necklace, $230, belk.com; Ruthie Davis Linden Pump, $798, amazon.com)

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  • If you need a quick update on your hairstyle to go from the office to an after-work holiday party, try a ponytail with a touch of volume. Magallones says that you can easily update the style and still keep it simple by keeping the pony sleek on top and then curling the tail with a curling iron to create some tousled texture. For a finishing touch, pull out a piece of hair from the ponytail and wrap it around your ponytail holder and pin in place to conceal. According to Magallones, "An exposed rubber band is like a Christmas present without a bow, it's just unfinished!"

    (Rebecca Minkoff Delancy Tweed Jacket, $478, bloomingdales.com; H&M Peplum Top, $29.95, hm.com; Mango Black Maxi Skirt, $59.99, mango.com; Ruthie Davis Beverly Pump, $858, amazon.com; Banana Republic Snake Stone Cocktail Ring, $39.50, bananarepublic.com; Club Monaco Gold Selma Lariat Necklace, $49.50, clubmonaco.com)

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  • For makeup to complement your event-ready ponytail, try a soft smokey eye and a contoured cheek like Allen models above. Bass used Chanel's Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzer to define her cheekbones right along the jawline.

    (Rebecca Minkoff Delancy Tweed Jacket, $478, bloomingdales.com; H&M Peplum Top, $29.95, hm.com; Mango Black Maxi Skirt, $59.99, mango.com; Banana Republic Snake Stone Cocktail Ring, $39.50, bananarepublic.com; Club Monaco Gold Selma Lariat Necklace, $49.50, clubmonaco.com)

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  • If you've ever thought about trying a shorter hairstyle, experimenting with a faux bob is your chance to test out the look. This textured faux bob that Magallones gave Allen was created by giving her curls and then disheveling them and pinning the hair up and under to secure.

    (DVF Black & Gold Circles Top, $465, Bloomingdales.com, Laruicci Gold Hoop Earrings, $145, laruicci.com)

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  • If you're going to experiment with a faux bob, Magallones recommends to again keep things tousled and effortless. Bass used Maybelline's Master Precise Eyeliner to give Allen a dramatic smokey eye to complete the look.

    (DVF Black & Gold Circles Top, $465, Bloomingdales.com, Laruicci Gold Hoop Earrings, $145, laruicci.com)

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“Revenge” Star Christa B. Allen Models Holiday Hairstyles, Spills Secret to Great Brows




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