was a picture of elegant perfection at last night's Country Music Awards. Eschewing the glitz typically associated with the event, she wore a classic red strapless Monique Lhuillier gown with complementary leaf-shaped diamond earrings. A polished updo topped off her outfit for an aire of understated glamour.
Getting an updo to stay up, but also look soft as Taylor's does is a trick, especially since it's tempting to overload on hairspray which can overly stiffen locks. The key to this look is proper placement of bobby pins and soft hold hairspray.
Use as many pins as you need to put your hair up, then use the spray for a boost to keep things in place. But don't rely on it to defy gravity or you'll end up with an updo that'll look and feel as hard as a rock.Check out Taylor Swift's Lookbooks on StyleBistro: