3 Sexy Summer Hair Ideas from Blake Lively

Celebrity Style Jul. 11, 2011 AT 4:46PM

In addition to having legs for days (and one of the hottest boyfriends on the planet), Blake Lively has some seriously sought-after strands. And the Gossip Girl star loves wearing her now-blonde-again locks in a slew of cool styles ranging from bombshell waves to chic updos.

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So if you need to bust out of a beauty rut, turn to the 23-year-old star for tress-piration. Here, three sexy looks to steal from her right now. (From left to right.)

1. Get creative with your bun. Both Lively and her on-screen Gossip Girl character Serena van der Woodsen love accenting their hairstyles with mini braids. Before pulling your hair into a low-slung chignon, do a small French braid along the side of your head and end it above the nape of your neck.

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2. Add bits of flair to your 'do. Lively proves that a sparkly hair accessory placed right over your ear is a no-fail solution for taking a side pony or braid from blah to chic.

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3. Work a sleek ponytail. A pin-straight, flyaway-free pony is not only great for second-day hair, but solves the issue of keeping your hair off your sweaty forehead. Apply a nickle-size blob of anti-frizz serum (or cream if you have thicker hair) before running a flat iron over small sections. Then, use a paddle brush to smooth your strands back into a ponytail and secure with a hair elastic.

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