By Jennifer Velez
Jul 18, 2014 @ 8:28 am
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Now that we know we can copy Kate Bosworth’s enviable wardrobe choices with her new fashion app, Style Thief, we're on a mission to steal her pretty plaited updo, too. While we'll admit recreating the intricate hairstyle will require a bit more effort than her “snap and steal” approach, we can at least eliminate the guesswork with some helpful hints from the star's hairstylist, Bridget Brager.

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To start, Brager recommends dousing strands with Phytovolume Actif Volumizing Spray ($29; from roots to ends before using your hands to blow dry. She concentrated on lifting the hair away from the scalp to add texture and body; once the hair was dry, she created a deep side part and then moved on to the plaits. “Starting at the crown, along the part, I began braiding forward so the braid would fall towards her forehead concealing her hair line, which is what gave way to a soft, romantic feel,” Brager explains. “Then I started a second and third braid at her temples, braiding back on each side.”

After working in an anti-frizz cream to add shine and tame flyaways, she then loosened the braids for a voluminous touch. “To get the detail in the back, I wove the braids together and pinned them low to give a halo effect,” she adds. “To finish, I sprayed a light coat of L’Oreal Elnett Hairspray ($15; and allowed any bits to fall as they may and she was set!"