Simply Jessica

As MC's guest beauty editor, Jessica Simpson embraces the new natural look, with air-dried hair and no makeup.

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James White

As Marie Claire's guest beauty editor, Jessica Simpson embraces the new natural look, with air-dried hair and no makeup.CHECK OUT JESSICA'S BEAUTY ROAD SHOW

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James White
The Real Jessica

"People think updos are so hard, but they're not. Your hair should look tousled and undone."
—Jessica Simpson

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James White
The Real Jessica

"If I'm in a mood to go out and feel hot and sexy, I want long hair that I can feel on my back. But I also like bed head."
—Jessica Simpson

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James White
The Real Jessica

"I'll usually wash my hair and let it air-dry wavy, but if I'm just in a hang-out mood, I won't even wash it. I'll wait until it smells."
—Jessica Simpson

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Get Jessica's Natural Style

"I think we hit a plateau of overproduced beauty where hair became too cartoonish. Now people want a more natural, achievable look," says Ken Paves, Simpson's hairstylist and best friend.

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Get Jessica's Natural Style

"With the updo, I have this image of Brigitte Bardot, where she takes out one pin and lets all her hair down. That's so sexy."
—Ken Paves

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Get Jessica's Natural Style

Starting with damp hair, Paves suggests spritzing in a volumizer or sea-salt texturizer (a volumizing hairspray was the only product he used on Simpson at the shoot), creating a part, twisting the front pieces of hair away from the face, and letting it air-dry before braiding.

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