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Lauren Conrad stepped out at the VH1 Save the Music Foundation Gala on Monday in an elegant blue gown complemented by an equally glamorous side bun.

Mimic her look with this how-to from Devin Toth, stylist at the Ted Gibson Salon in NYC:

Start with smooth, straight hair.

Gently wrap 2-inch sections around a large barrel curling iron. "This will simply enhance or set the blow out. It won't actually curl the hair," Toth told

Next, create a strong side part and brush the hair back to the side of your nape. Secure it in a pony tail. Twist the pony into a large figure-8 twist, and pin it in place.

Glide a finishing cream (Try: Ted Gibson Tame It Shine Lotion, $20) over the hair. Then, on the opposite side that the bun is on, pull out a strand from the front to frame the face.

"This makes the elegant bun less contrived," explained Toth.