I have a feeling we'll be seeing a lot more of Bryce Dallas Howard in the future since she's been cast in the next Twilight film.
I loved her look at last week's NYC premiere of The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond; the contrast between the shiny, stick-straight blunt bangs and the tousled, wavy texture of the rest of her strands works really well.
It's a great style for the silly season as it's really easy to do:
Apply a medium-hold gel such as L’Oréal Professionnel Texture Expert Gelee Cashmere ($39) to damp locks to provide shine and staying-power. Blow-dry the hair, scrunching with your fingers to create a tousled look. Keep reading . . .For the fringe, use a paddle brush to encourage the hair to lie straight, following the brush right behind with your dryer with each stroke. Direct the flow of the dryer downward toward your face.
Once the hair is dry, use a medium-barrelled curling iron to create wave. For a not-too-perfect effect, curl every other strand of hair. When finished, break up the curl with your fingers and run a texturising cream through the wave for a slightly matte effect. I like Aveda Light Elements Defining Whip ($49.95).
Stockists: Aveda (1300 300 054), L’Oréal Professionnel (1300 651 141).