By Marianne Mychaskiw
Updated May 03, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
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How do we love Kerry Washington's look from the Bronx Children's Museum Gala? Let us count the ways.

We love how her gorgeous steeley grey shadow walks the line between a full-on smoky eye and a subtle neutral. We love how the cool beige tone of her nude lip plays off of the well-blended shadow. We especially love that shiny, center-parted blowout. Created by her hairstylist Takisha Sturdivant-Drew, the look perfectly complements the graphic lines of her gown.

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When trying your own hand at this style, make sure to form the center part before picking up the round brush and blow dryer combo. After a few pumps of shine-enhancing hair serum, divide your strands into workable areas (usually 3 to 4 sections per side of the head does the trick for us), and use your round brush in tandem with your blow-dryer to smooth over your layers.

Once you finish, give your hair a quick pass of the flat iron to lock in the effect. Follow with a final drop of serum, and sweep your lengths behind your shoulers. The 7 Best Frizz Fighters for Keeping Hair Smooth

Image zoom Best All Around: John Frieda Frizz-Ease Original 6 Effects Serum

Ideal for medium and thick strands, John Frieda Frizz-Ease, the classic silicone-based serum "is inexpensive and always gets the job done," says L.A. stylist Cervando Maldonado. Fine Hair? Use just a pinch, and apply only on the ends. Time Inc. Digital Studio

Image zoom Best for Thin Hair: Living Proof Weightless Styling Spray

The featherweight formula of Living Proof Weightless Styling Spray was developed with the help of M.I.T. Scientists. The fine mist tames frizz and flyaways with a high-tech smoothing agent that won't weigh down even the most delicate strands. Time Inc. Digital Studio

Image zoom Best for Medium Hair: Ouai Finishing Creme

Ouai's Finishing Creme is a light, non-tacky lotion that smooths and conditions hair while protecting it from heat damage. Time Inc. Digital Studio

Image zoom Best for Thick Hair: Fekkai Advanced Brilliant Glossing Cream

If your hair is bulky and dry, try Fekkai Advanced Brilliant Glossing Cream. This buttery cream will melt right in, restoring luster and curing a head full of frizz-take that, humidity. Time Inc. Digital Studio

Image zoom Best for Coarse Hair: Phyto Specific Moisturizing Styling Cream

Formulated for tightly curled or relaxed hair, Phyto Specific Moisturizing Styling Cream is a rich cocktail of natural oils in a dense balm that will transform unruly strands, leaving them supple and polished. Time Inc. Digital Studio

Image zoom Best for Damaged Hair: Leonor Greyl Eclat Naturel

The silky blend of jojoba oil and shea butter in Leonor Greyl Eclat Naturel gives a healthy sheen to brittle locks. Bonus: It contains natural UV filters to protect fragile hair from the sun. Time Inc. Digital Studio

Image zoom Best for Color-Treated Hair: Pureology Smooth Perfection Smoothing Serum

Pureology Smooth Perfection Smoothing Serum tames flyaways and protects hair from heated tools, which can cause fading. Bonus: It also conditions hair with shea butter and sunflower seed oil. Courtesy PUREOLOGY 1 of 7 Advertisement