Look of the Day: Katie Holmes’ Cool, Swept-Back Down 'Do

Here are the things we love about a swept-back, down hairstyle: It's a strong look, yet somehow still soft; it's sophisticated but also a bit rock 'n' roll (which makes for an especially cool contrast when paired with a dress); and it's pretty darn effortless to create (not many intricate steps or twists involved). We'd call that a winning hairstyle if there ever were one, and Katie Holmes exemplified how utterly chic the look can be at the New York City premiere of Woman in Gold this week. 

Hairstylist DJ Quintero created the stunning style with two primary products (shop them below!). Starting with damp hair, Quintero applied Alterna Haircare Bamboo Volume Weightless Whipped Mousse, then blow dried using a round brush going straight up and back away from the face. When hair was dry, he ran a flatiron through just the hair tips, leaving all volume at the top. Next he applied Alterna Haircare Bamboo Volume 2-in-1 Volumizer using his hands, and combed through the hair to add texture. As the final step, he applied Alterna Haircare Bamboo Beach Summer Shine Spray (launching in May) to seal the look with shine. 

We think this easy-to-replicate, polished-but-not-pristine, effortlessly edgy hairstyle has spring wedding guest written all over it. 

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