Leighton MeesterTHE LOOK Half-up with cascading curls HOW-TO On dry hair, use a one-inch curling iron to create curls all around the head, says Gossip Girl hairstylist Jennifer Johnson. Create a rough middle part (nothing too straight) and pull two sections of hair back and secure with a pin where they meet. Finish with a light hairspray. INSIDER TRICK "When pulling back, make it slightly lose and not too tight," says Johnson. This ensures a soft, romantic feel rather than anything too severe.