Beauty Trend Watch: Side Chignons

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Welcome back, Nicole Kidman! At the premiere of Nine (opening next Friday -- can’t wait!), the actress looked fresh and fabulous with a chic and sophisticated, yet youthful side up-do.

The inspiration behind the look?

"I went for a contemporary, spontaneous look that would compliment both Nicole and the exquisite dress she wore," her stylist, Kerry Warn, tells

To achieve at home, apply smoothing serum or cream to wet hair and blow dry smooth with a round brush. Part on one side, leaving a few strands hanging in front, then gather hair in a ponytail on one side. Curl sections, then twist the hair in the ponytail up and loosely pin below the ear.

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