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A high ponytail that doesn't scream cheerleader. See more of Kerry Washington's best hair moments here:
Updo: tease sections of high ponytail to add fullness. Divide hair into two sections and loosely twist the halves of the ponytail around each other; hold firmly and wrap into a bun, pinning as you go. Read more: Celebrity Red Carpet Hairstyles - Woman's Day
Classy Bow Updo - How it was done: Hair was given a side parting and sleeked back into a high ponytail. The ponytail was then divided into two large sections that were back-combed to form volume and secured into a bow shape; and a third, smaller section that was positioned at the front of the bow to hide the grips and complete the shape.