The Secret Behind Julianne Hough's Short Hair Updo on Dancing with the Stars

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Bindi Irwin's spooky vampire dance from this week's Dancing with the Starsdefinitely deserved a perfect score, but we're also holding up tens across the board for Julianne Hough's flawless look. For the latest episode, the 27-year-old wowed in a pretty floral number by Georges Hobeika, paired with vibrant makeup and a chic updo. Luckily, we've got all the behind-the-scenes details on her stunning look.

Hough is known for her adorable shoulder-length strands, but her hairstylist and longtime friend, Riawna Capri, decided to pull her hair up into a perfectly undone look. The Los Angeles-based pro explained to InStyle, "I really loved Jules's look tonight, soft but edgy, and that's exactly what inspired me for her hair." Her secret to twisting shorter lengths up: "I made two ponies and combined them into one messy, roughed up, textured bun." The result was a cool twist on a classic topper. To recreate Hough's wavy texture, small sections were curled using a 1-inch iron and texturizing spray.

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The edgy ballerina look took flight with Hough's pretty metallic makeup. Spencer Barnes added an even, dewy glow to Hough's complexion with help from The Original BeautyBlender ($20; Then the makeup expert made the dancer's blue eyes pop with electric shades of green. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Freak ($20; and Make Up Forever Aqua Matic in I-30 ($22, were combined to create a bright contrast over her lids. Finally, to complement the vibrant hues, Barnes added a sweet shine to her lipstick with Lancome Juicy Tube gloss in Frozen Punch ($18,

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Before taking her seat at the judges' table, Hough made sure to strike a pose with her mother, Marriann Nelson—what a striking pair!

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