Becki NewtonTHE LOOK Loose updo HOW-TO Apply a light styling gel to damp hair and blow-dry with a medium round brush to create movement and curl at the ends. Tease hair at the crown and then run a Mason Pearson brush over the hair gently to smooth it out, says stylist Patrick Melville, of the eponymous N.Y.C. salon. Twist hair into a low knot or French twist and secure with bobby pins. Finish with hair spray. INSIDER TRICK To get the pieces in front to stay in place at the sides, pin in place and hairspray. Let set for 10 minutes and remove pins. BUY ONLINE NOW Peter Hantz Hydro Form Shielding Gel, $9; www.spiralhaircase.com.