By InStyle Staff
Updated May 25, 2012 @ 12:00 pm
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Do you ever go to your hairstylist and say ‘just do what you want with it!’? That’s what Kristen Bell did when she needed a cool-and-casual evening hairstyle for the Coach shopping party benefitting the Children’s Defense Fund in Santa Monica this week. “My hairstylist said she had something special in mind for my hair and I didn’t look until it was done," Bell told of her French braid/French twist updo. “I’m really pleasantly surprised. It’s different because she put a twist on the normal braid around the head and made it a fun and inventive in the back.” How fun!

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— Kwala Mandel