Long hair swept to the side continues to be a great switch-up to offer clients for their special occasions, as demonstrated at last week’s 2013 Country Music Awards (CMAs). Country darlings Danielle Bradbury and Lucy Hale both wore sideswept looks.

HOW-TO for Two Sideswept, CMA-Inspired Looks HOW-TO for Two Sideswept, CMA-Inspired Looks

 

Of course, it’s not just the Nashville ladies who wear the look. Kate Beckinsale and Abigail Breslin have shown up rocking it as well.

HOW-TO for Two Sideswept, CMA-Inspired Looks HOW-TO for Two Sideswept, CMA-Inspired Looks

HOW-TO for Two Sideswept, CMA-Inspired LooksBut the CMAs did set a new bar—no one has worn luscious sideswept waves more beautifully than CMAs host Carrie Underwood, who must love the look because she wore it to the Emmy Awards, too, but with more side fringe. Here she is at the CMAs.

Here’s a how-to for Carrie’s latest version from Sandra Joseph and Angela Noreck of Pureology Serious Colour Care.

STEP 1: Lightly mist Pureology Colour Fanatic on damp hair for shine and heat protection; then apply Rootlift spray mousse at the base and Silk Bodifier volumizing mousse from midshaft to ends.

STEP 2: After blow-drying with a medium round brush, secure each section into medium barrel curls with clips and allow to cool for 10 minutes.

STEP 3: Drop curls, and brush with a soft bristle brush.

STEP 4: Finish with Strengthening Control hair spray.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A twist on the look is the side pony, seen recently on young actress Grace Phipps, recording artist Estelle and hip-hop’s Becky G. For a quick how-to on ombre hair similar to Estelle’s, click here.

HOW-TO for Two Sideswept, CMA-Inspired Looks HOW-TO for Two Sideswept, CMA-Inspired Looks HOW-TO for Two Sideswept, CMA-Inspired Looks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW-TO for Two Sideswept, CMA-Inspired LooksAt the CMAs, it was Kacey Musgraves who sang in a side pony. Pureology’s Sandra Joseph and Angela Noreck also provide the how-to for that look.

STEP 1: Mist Pureology Highlight Stylist Sea-Kissed Texturizer on dry hair.

STEP 2: Braid hair into 4-6 sections to create texture, let the mist dry, release the braids and shake out the texture with your fingers.

STEP 3: Apply Fresh Approach Dry Shampoo to the roots and lightly tease at the crown.

STEP 4: Gather hair to a low side pony, secure with an elastic and wrap a small amount hair around the pony to hide elastic and pin underneath.

STEP 5: Finish with Fresh Approach Dry Conditioner to shine and smooth.