Chances are, a slicked-back ponytail is probably where your experience with updos begins and ends. But according to celebrity stylist Mark Townsend, who works with January Jones
, Natalie Portman
, and Maggie Gyllenhaal
, complicated coifs don't have to be out of reach. And no, booking him isn't the answer. The RSession Tools Pin-Up Girl Kit
) is stocked with absolutely everything you need for stunning off-the-shoulder styles: mini bobby pins and clips, snag-free elastics and a styling comb, and even a volume-building foam hair piece. "They really give you everything you need for the perfect high or low bun, french twist or ponytail and the illustrated instructions are easy to follow," says Townsend. Even better? The kits come in Black, Blond, and Brown to help maintain the gravity-defying illusion.